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Psychologist for Children

Graduate Certificate in Cognitive and Aptitude Assessment

Nanyang Psychology Academy's Graduate Certificate in Applied Psychological Testing with a focus on Cognitive and Aptitude testing is a specialized programme designed to provide leaners with a solid foundation in the theory, practice, and ethical considerations related to cognitive capacity, intelligence, and aptitude psychological testing.  Learners will learn how to apply standardised intelligence and aptitude testing that is recognised internationally, and used by MENSA and international schools; additionally, learners will also learn how to prepare and evaluate psychological evaluation reports and learn to interpret and understand the key elements of the tests results and reports. 

This course will cover instruments such as the Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children (WISC), the Wechsler Adult Intelligence Scale (WAIS), the Wechsler Individual Achievement Test (WIAT), the Wechsler Memory Scale (WMS), and the Test of Memory and Learning (TOMAL) among others.

Learning Outcome

  1. Understanding Assessment Principles: Gain a solid understanding of the foundational principles of psychological assessment, including reliability, validity, standardization, and norms.

  2. Familiarity with Test Instruments: Develop proficiency in using and interpreting the specific instruments mentioned, including the WISC, WAIS, WIAT, WMS, and TOMAL.

  3. Administering Tests: Learn the proper procedures for administering each of these assessments, including guidelines for test administration and scoring.

  4. Interpreting Test Results: Develop the skills to interpret test scores accurately and meaningfully, considering individual strengths and weaknesses.

  5. Psychometric Concepts: Understand psychometric concepts such as IQ, standard scores, percentiles, and age equivalents and apply them in test interpretation.

  6. Educational and Clinical Applications: Explore the various educational and clinical applications of IQ and aptitude testing, including their use in schools, clinical psychology, and neuropsychology.

  7. Report Writing: Develop the skills to write comprehensive and clear assessment reports, including test results, interpretations, and recommendations.

  8. Integration with Other Assessment Tools: Learn how to integrate IQ and aptitude testing with other assessment tools and methods to provide a holistic understanding of an individual's abilities and challenges.



Introduction to IQ Testing, Aptitude, and Cognitive Ability


Wechsler Adult Intelligent Scale-IV (WAIS-IV): Practice


Wechsler Intelligent Scale for Children-V (WISC-V): Practice


Wechsler Memory Scale (WMS): Practice


Wechsler Individual Aptitude Test-III (WIAT-III): Practice


Wechsler Adult Intelligent Scale-IV (WAIS-IV): Theory


Wechsler Intelligent Scale for Children-V (WISC-V): Theory


Wechsler Memory Scale (WMS): Theory


Wechsler Individual Aptitude Test-III (WIAT-III): Theory


Psychological Testing Reports: Analysis and Practice

App Developer

Course Details


Course Mode and Duration

FT/PT 24 hours over 8 weekday evenings from 7 to 10pm / 3 full day training from 9am to 6pm


Class Delivery Method

Face-to-face lessons with online option available, and recording of lectures for later access


Course Fee (exclude GST)

Course Fee $2,000 over 2 monthly instalments + $150 non-refundable registration fee + $200 material fee


Assessment Method

Class quiz, assignment, and examination

Sample Certificate


What can you use these skills for?

You can use it for your career, professional, personal or entrepreneurial pursuits.

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