Who We Are
Pearson is a global education company. Pearson Clinical and Talent Assessment, a division of Pearson, has a long history related to some of the most respected names in publishing. Pearson Clinical and Talent Assessment has been at the forefront of test publishing for over 80 years. It is responsible for the publication of many tests which have now become the international standards in their fields.
We offer mental-health and education professionals in the Indian subcontinent premium quality psychological and educational assessment and intervention solutions that will promote learning, positive mental health and well-being within the diverse communities of South Asia. We make accessible at affordable costs, and with ease of purchase, international-standard assessment tools used in multiple settings of schools, hospitals and educational institutions. We facilitate avenues for exchange of ideas within and among the community of educators, mental health professionals and policy-makers who will drive higher standards of assessment and mental health services in the subcontinent, in the future.
We are proud to carry forward the legacy of the Psychological Corporation with our Psychcorp brand of assessments. Our mission is to promote learning that helps transform personal, educational and professional lives of individuals. We are committed to develop assessments adapted and standardized for India so that our assessments result in valid clinical judgments leading to better interventions. Our R&D, based out of Banglaore, has already adapted and standardized gold standard assessments such as the Wecshler Intelligence Scale for Children (WISC) and Wechsler Adult Intelligence Scale (WAIS) for India, besides important assessment solutions for schools such as Dyslexia Screening Test – Junior (DST-J) and Raven’s Educational – CPM/CVS.
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Meet our R & D team
Our team of professionals in R & D work towards fulfilling Pearson’s commitment to adapt and standardize our flagship assessments for India. Our adaptation and standardization work is expansive, cost-intensive, covers all major regions of India and involves a large number of professionals such as psychologists, statisticians, research assistants and field examiners. Adhering to the highest standards of test adaptation that is implemented globally, PCTA in India has so far adapted and/or standardized five global assessments – WISC-IV, WAIS-IV, WMS-III, Raven’s CPM/CVS and DST-J, for India. Based on feedback from mental-health and school professionals in this country, PCTA has initiated or will initiate adaptation and standardization work for more assessments that will serve the professional needs of individuals and institutions in health care.
Pearson Clinical and Talent Assessment
A Wing 11, DivyaSree Chambers, 7th Floor
O’ Shaughnessy Road,
Bangalore – 560025
Telephone: +91 92 4360 0012
(9 am to 5 pm, Monday – Friday)
Dr. Michelle Joseph
Dr. Joseph is a Clinical Psychologist with an M. Phil degree from National Institute of Mental Health and Neurosciences and Ph.D from King’s College London. She has led the Indian adaptation and standardization of WISC-IV and is currently working on the India project for WASI-II and WISC-IV Urdu.
Ms. Ann Xavier Choolackal
Ms. Choolackal is a Clinical Psychologist and holds an M. Phil degree in Mental Health and Social Psychology from National Institute of Mental Health and Neurosciences. She is currently working on the India adaptation and standardization of Beck Youth Inventories-Second Edition and Raven’s CPM/CVS Hindi.
Meet our sales and business development team
Mr. Akshay Kumar
Mr. Kumar brings extensive experience in the education services sector. He leads the sales team in delivery of sales goals for PCTA’s clinical business and directly services institutional and individual clients in south and west India.
Ms. Swetha Suryanarayan
Ms.Suryanarayan heads operations for Pearson Academy India (PAI), the training division of PCTA, and drives the expansion of PAI footprints in India by setting up and managing authorized training centers. She also explores training opportunities with institutions such as schools and colleges, and drives PAI in-house trainings