Assessment

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Assessment

We provide several kinds of assessments, including:

Clinical Assessment

A clinical assessment focuses on identifying patterns of behaviour related to psychological difficulties. By identifying these patterns, your psychologist can help you to better understand how these patterns affect you, and what treatments are available to assist in resolving these concerns. These assessments include psychometric testing and interviews.

Forensic Assessment

These assessments are generally requested through the legal system or child protection system. They involve elements of clinical assessment such as identifying cognitive, personality and mental health issues. They also involve forensically focused approaches such as risk assessments.

Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) Diagnostic Assessment

An ASD assessment usually involves multi-disciplinary team of a paediatrician, a speech pathologist and a psychologist to ascertain if an individual meets the DSM-5 criteria of ASD. The assessment includes a clinical interview with a caregiver or yourself, behavioural observation using best-practice assessment tools. The diagnostic assessment can be initiated by a GP or paediatrician or family members with concerns that were thought to be consistent with ASD. We work closely with local speech pathologist and paediatrician to complete the assessment. Please contact us if you would like to have more information. 

Psycho-educational Assessment

Psycho-educational assessment include a parent interview, a series of cognitive and academic achievement testing with the individual to provide insight of a student’s abilities in different areas. This helps to answer questions if the individual meets the diagnoses of Specific Learning Disorders (SLDs) such as dyslexia, dyscalculia and dysgraphia or if the individual presents with gifted abilities or intellectual disabilities. It can also be conducted to provide useful information to support diagnosis of Attention-Deficit/ Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). The comprehensive report is written with recommendations to support individual’s unique learning needs. Please contact us if you would like to have more information.