Graduate Certificate in Applied Psychological Testing (Learning and Developmental Disability)
The Nanyang Psychology Academy's Graduate Certificate in Applied Psychological Testing with a focus on Learning and Developmental Disabilities is a specialized program for applications in the fields of psychology, special education, business, human resources or related areas. This certificate program is designed to provide students with specific knowledge and skills related to the assessment and support of individuals with learning and developmental disabilities; 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 Autism Spectrum Quotient (AQ), Adaptive Behavioural Assessment Systems-3 (ABAS-3), WEISS Functional Impairment Scale for Adult, Barratt Impulsiveness Rating Scale for Adult, Conners Rating Scale for Children ADHD, Conners Rating Scale for Adult ADHD, the Autism Diagnostic Interview-Revised (ADI-R), the Behavioural Assessment Systems for Children-3 (BASC-3), and the Comprehensive Test of Phonological Processing-2 (CTOPP-2), Sensory Profile-2 (SP2) among others.
Understanding Assessment Principles: Gain a solid understanding of the foundational principles of psychological assessment, including reliability, validity, standardization, and norms.
Familiarity with Test Instruments: Develop proficiency in using and interpreting the specific instruments in the course.
Administering Tests: Learn the proper procedures for administering each of these assessments, including guidelines for test administration and scoring.
Interpreting Test Results: Develop the skills to interpret test scores accurately and meaningfully, considering individual strengths and weaknesses.
Psychometric Concepts: Understand psychometric concepts such as standard scores, percentiles, and age equivalents and apply them in test interpretation.
Educational and Clinical Applications: Explore the various educational and clinical applications of the testing results, including their use in schools, clinical psychology, and neuropsychology.
Report Writing: Develop the skills to write comprehensive and clear assessment reports, including test results, interpretations, and recommendations.
Integration with Other Assessment Tools: Learn how to integrate the psychological testing with other assessment tools and methods to provide a holistic understanding of an individual's condition, abilities and challenges.
Introduction to Psychological Testing and Psychometrics
Adult ADHD Assessment: Theory and Practice
Assessing for other Behavioural Disorders: Adult
Adult Dyslexia Assessment: Theory and Practice
Integrating Multi Battery Testing Approach and Clinical Applications
Introduction to Learning and Developmental Disability
Child ADHD Assessment: Theory and Practice
Assessing for other Behavioural Disorders: Child
Child Dyslexia Assessment: Theory and Practice
Psychological Testing Reports: Analysis and Practice
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 $2,000 over 2 monthly instalments + $150 non-refundable registration fee + $200 material fee
Class quiz, assignment, and examination
What can you use these skills for?
You can use it for your career, professional, personal or entrepreneurial pursuits.