This accreditation is designed to support and upskill professionals working in the allied health area. Our two-step training ensures relevance to your practice, by providing a foundation in statistics and psychometrics, and complementing this with your choice of training in an assessment stream.

Description

At this workshop, you’ll learn:  

  • the key facets of administration, scoring, interpretation and reporting using various assessment tools

  • foundational principles of statistics and their relevance to psychometric assessment
  • how to put your knowledge into practice by using popular User Level B assessments, while supervised by experts

Attendees will be required to undertake an assessment upon completion of the accreditation to achieve a User Level B.

 

Once you’ve completed the training, you’ll be accredited to use all our gold-standard User Level B assessments and will have three months of free digital access to the following test manuals and stimulus books; 

  • WIAT-III A&NZ 
  • PPVT-5 
  • WRAT5 
  • EVT-3 
  • Vineland-3 
  • PEDI-CAT 
  • Sensory Profile 
  • MABC-2 
  • BOT-2 

Stage One – Introduction to statistical concepts  

This stage is conducted in our on-demand course, designed to provide you with an introduction to the fundamental statistical concepts that underpin all our clinical assessments. Completing this stage will take an estimated 5-6 hours. It is made up of the following five modules: 

  • Introduction  
  • Normal distribution 
  • Reliability 
  • Validity 
  • Case studies and summary 

Stage Two – Assessments in context  

This stage has been split into four “streams”. To complete User Level B Accreditation you must enrol in, and complete, one stream. Each stream will be conducted by our team of expert clinicians and will; 

  • focus on a variety of assessments   
  • take an estimated 5-6 hours to complete  
  • discuss principles of administration, scoring and basic interpretation considerations

 

Stream One – Adaptive Behaviour  

This stream will focus on User Level B assessments relating to Adaptive Behaviour. We will discuss administration, scoring, basic interpretation and ethical considerations of the;  

  • Vineland Adaptive Behavior Scales - Third Edition (Vineland-3)*,  
  • Adaptive Behavior Assessment System - Third Edition (ABAS-3) 
  • Pediatric Evaluation of Disability Inventory Computer Adaptive Test (PEDI-CAT) 

*You will also have access to our on-demand Vineland-3 modules, designed to assist in your preparation to administer, score and interpret the assessment. 

 

Stream Two – Language and Cognition 

This stream will focus on User Level B Assessments relating to Language and Cognition. We will discuss administration, scoring, basic interpretation and ethical considerations of the; 

  • Peabody Picture Vocabulary Test - Fifth Edition (PPVT-5) 
  • Expressive Vocabulary Test - Third Edition (EVT-3)  
  • Raven’s 2  

 

Stream Three – Sensory and Motor 

This stream will focus on User Level B Assessments relating to Sensory and Motor. We will discuss administration, scoring, basic interpretation and ethical considerations of the; 

  • Sensory Profile 2 
  • Adolescent/Adult Sensory Profile 
  • Movement Assessment Battery for Children - Second Edition (Movement ABC-2) 

 

Stream Four – Academic Achievement 

This stream will focus on the User Level B battery assessment relating to Academic Achievement. We will discuss administration, scoring, basic interpretation and ethical considerations of the; 

  • Wechsler Individual Achievement Test - Australian and New Zealand Standardised, Third Edition (WIAT-III A&NZ) 

Target Audience

This course is designed for Allied Health professionals who require User Level B assessments to support their role. Examples include;

  • Social workers 
  • Nurses
  • Early childhood professionals
  • Medical practitioners  

Prerequisites

Before attending any of the four Streams, attendees are expected to have completed "Stage One - Introduction to statistical concepts". Attendees will also be required to register on Pearson Clinical as a test user. You can register at the following link 

*Attendees are also expected to complete online Vineland training if enrolled in Stream One"