New: SON-R Non-Verbal Intelligence Test Training Course 23 October 2015!

Hogrefe is pleased to introduce its first-ever training course for the SON-R Non-Verbal Intelligence Test, an important assessment that can be used with indidivuals with a range of speech and communication difficulties, from ages 6 to 40.

The training course, to be held 23 October 2015, will be taught by Dr Selma Ruiter, an orthopedagogist and scientific researcher in the field of assessment of early childhood development and intelligence and learning assessment with school-aged children in the Netherlands. Visit our website for more details of the training can be found.


The SON-R 6-40 was recently approved by the SpLD Assessment Standards Committee (SASC) for inclusion in its list of suitable tests for the assessment of learning difficulties (SpLD) in higher education.

This list is a key part of the National Assessment Framework for Applications for Disabled Students' Allowances. The purpose of the list is to promote quality and consistency in the Disabled Students' Allowances (DSA) process.

The approval means that the SON-R 6-40 can be used by educational psychologists and specialist assessors for the assessment of individuals seeking to apply for DSA. SON-R 6-40 is recognised for its potential use across a wide age range (6 to 40 years); few other assessments are available for use with those over 25. The non-verbal nature of the test also means that it can be used with individuals with communication difficulties, including the deaf, the partially deaf, and those with speech disorders. It is also widely used with children and adults who have little or no command of English.

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