Dr John Worthington MAPS MSPS

Educational and Developmental Psychologist

Brisbane Australia

Dr. John Worthington
Dip.T.; Grad.Dip.Spec.Ed.; Dip.Sch.Couns.; B.A.; B.Ed.St.; M.Ed.St.; PhD.

Providing independent clinical, school and home based assessment and consultation services to support individuals aged 3 years through to adults. Referrals are accepted from parents, professionals, all schools as well as local, state and federal government agencies. Corporate services are provided to assist families living and working outside Australia. Contact can be made by telephone (0414 883 463), email (info@jweducation.com) or clicking here on referral form.

Summary of practice and services

  1. Assessment of the educational, cognitive and learning related issues using standardized tests (e.g. WISC-IV, WIAT-II) and observational techniques to identify levels of skills and specific learning needs, including dyslexia and other learning disabilities.
  2. Provide "plain English" reports detailing the results including an individual Cognitive and Developmental Learning Profile (C&DLP ©).
  3. Formulating specific written recommendations and strategies to assist the learner.
  4. Corporate services providing advice to assist staff in gaining and maintaining overseas postings where families are involved in 'international' schooling, this includes on site assessment services outside Australia.
  5. Provider for the Queensland Association for Gifted and Talented Children and SPELD Queensland.
  6. Registered provider to Medicare Australia and major Australian private health funds, including Medibank Private and MBF.
  7. Author of the Book Shuffle concept and project promoter.

Psycho-educational Testing and Clinical Observations

Standardised tests applied to evaluate the educational and learning related behaviours include:

  1. Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children - Fourth Edition (WISC-IV) (Australian Standardised Edition) (June 2005)
  2. Wechsler Adult Intelligence Scale – Fourth Edition (WAIS-IV) Australian and New Zealand Language Adaptation (2008). Sydney: Pearson.
  3. Wechsler Preschool and Primary Scale of Intelligence – Third Edition (WPPSI-III) (Wechsler, 2002) (Australian edition June 2004).
  4. Wechsler Nonverbal Scale of Ability (WNV) Weschler D. & Naglieri J. A. (2006) Pearson Bloomington, MN.
  5. Wechsler Individual Achievement Test-Second Edition Australian (WIAT-II Australian) (2007) Marrickville NSW. Harcourt Assessment.
  6. Depression Anxiety and Stress Scale Second Edition (DASS 2nd Edition). Lovibond, S.H. & Lovibond, P.F (updated 2010) Sydney: Psychology Foundation UNSW.
  7. Adaptive Behaviour Assessment System Second Edition ABAS-II (Harrison, & Oakland, 2003).
  8. Childhood Autism Rating Scale Second Edition (CARS-2) (2010). Schopler, E., Van Bourgondien, M. E., Wellman, G. J. & Love, S. R. Los Angeles, CA: Western Psychological Services.
  9. Peabody Picture Vocabulary Test-Fourth Edition, (PPVT-4) (Dunn & Dunn, 2007).
  10. Expressive Vocabulary Test Second Edition (EVT-2) (Williams, K.T. 2007).
  11. Test for Auditory Comprehension of Language - Revised (TACL-R) (Carrow-Woolfolk, E. 1985).
  12. Developmental Test of Visual-Motor Integration 6th Edition (VMI-VI) (Beery & Beery, 2010).
  13. Developmental Test of Visual Perception (VMI-VI TVP) (Beery & Beery, 2010).
  14. Developmental Test of Motor Coordination (VMI-VI TMC) (Beery & Beery, 2010).

Practice Locations

The practice is located at the Marshall Lane Health Clinic, Brisbane. Home and school assessments are available.


Qualifications and Registrations

Dip.T.; Grad.Dip.Spec.Ed.; Dip.Sch.Couns.; B.A.; B.Ed.St.; M.Ed.St.; PhD.
Member of the Australian Psychological Society,
College of Educational and Developmental Psychologists (108643),
Registered Australian Educational and Developmental Psychologist (PSY0000954308),
Registered Psychologist Singapore (008060139),
Member of the Singapore Psychological Society,
Associate Fellow Hong Kong Psychological Society,
Member of the Australian Guidance and Counselling Association (Q83/050),
Registered Teacher Queensland College of Teachers (QLD 185180).

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Research and Development Activities

Research into aspects of Early Literacy Development

This research involved a longitudinal (PhD) study comprising the description and analysis of early literacy development and its relationship to the knowledge and attitudes about literacy held by children, parents and teachers. The project now completed was under the supervision of Professor John Elkins at the Graduate School of Education, The University of Queensland (abstract).


Dr John Worthington MAPS MSPS
Educational and Developmental Psychologist
Marshall Lane Health Clinic,
8 Marshall Lane, Kenmore 4069, Queensland, Australia