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Psychology Services

What Psychology Services may be offered?
Assessments

 

Our evidence-based, child-friendly assessments explore the nature of a child’s presentation with input from the child, their caregivers, and relevant third-party professionals (eg. teachers, paediatricians). Assessments often include a report with recommendations for next steps for the child. They may include:

 

  • Behavioural and Emotional Assessments 

We offer a range of assessments to assist in the diagnosis and treatment of emotional and behavioural concerns for children. These include assessments for emotional concerns eg. anxiety and depression, or behavioural concerns eg. Conduct Disorder. 

 

  • Functional Assessments

Functional Assessments look at the adaptive behaviours of the child and look at the child’s functional skills in communication, learning, social/ emotional skills, self-care, self-management, and mobility.

 

  • Cognitive Assessments

This assessment involves the administration of tests of intellectual ability. Results can be used to identify intellectual delays, cognitive strengths and weaknesses, and giftedness. Cognitive assessments are available for children aged 2.5 years - 16 years.

 

  • Academic Achievement Assessments

This assessment involves the administration of standardised academic achievement tests. Results are often used in combination with a cognitive assessment to determine specific learning disorders. 

 

  • Neurodevelopmental assessments including Attention-Deficit / Hyperactivity Disorder (AD/HD) and Autism Spectrum Disorder (please see separate tab on our website). 

 

  • Parenting support and groups - 

Our parenting groups are designed to develop skills, knowledge, and confidence in parents to support their children. Psychologists are trained in administering Positive Parenting Program (Triple P), Cool Kids anxiety program, and Cool Little Kids anxiety program. Please contact our administration team to hear about the current groups that are available. 

 

Assessment for Autism Spectrum Disorder

 

This gold-standard, multidisciplinary assessment is conducted with a Speech Pathologist and Educational & Developmental Psychologist. This assessment is in line with the National Guideline for the diagnosis of autism spectrum disorders in Australia published in October 2018 by Autism CRC.

It includes:

  • Developmental Interview with the child’s parents [Autism Diagnostic Schedule- Revised (ADI-R)]

  • Autism Spectrum Observation Schedule (ADOS-2) with the child

  • Observation of the child

  • Contact with third-party contacts (eg. teacher)  

  • Comprehensive report and recommendations

  • Feedback session with the family