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DCPNI Cognitive Assessments for Children & Young People Workshop

Tuesday 25th September 2018 at Stranmillis University College Belfast

Katie Hunt is a Consultant Clinical Psychologist and Paediatric Clinical Neuropsychologist with over 20 years’ experience working mainly with children with complex special needs, neurodevelopmental difficulties, acquired brain injury and their families in both NHS and independent sector settings. This includes both assessment and therapeutic intervention work, neuropsychological and neurodevelopmental assessment, multidisciplinary assessment, Clinical Psychology input to schools, work with individual children and families, expert witness work, intervention work on behalf of solicitors and case managers, and training and supervision. She has worked for the last 10 years in independent practice and is currently interim chair of the BPS Faculty for Children, Young People and their Families.

Outline of the Day


  • Overview of assessment
  •     - Where cognitive assessment fits into wider assessment with children and young people
        - Psychometrics issues
  • Understanding typical and atypical development and what it means for assessment
  • Assessment with special populations we might see
  • Wisc5
  •     - How it differs and how it is the same
        - Differences in scoring and interpretation from wiscIV


  •     - What it can and can't assess - attention, memory, language etc.
        - How to use it
        - How it can add information to the assessment
  • Pulling together all of the assessment using wisc5 and NEPSY-II
  • Professional issues

By the end of the training participants will have:

  1. Developed their knowledge and understanding of undertaking cognitive assessments with children and young people
  2. Developed their confidence in using the WISC-VUK-VUK, understand its limitations and know how it differs from the WISC-V
  3. Be able to extend assessments beyond the WISC-VUK to assess broader cognitive functions using the NEPSY-II
  4. Have developed their understanding of professional issues in relation to cognitive assessment with children and young people

Please note, this event is credit/debit card payment only at the time of booking. If you need an invoice, please submit your booking form and contact us.

Registration fees can be found on the booking form. If you have any queries please contact us via the event hotline on 01332 224506.


Stranmillis University College Belfast

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