Child and Adolescent Assessment Services
Assessments can be beneficial for children and adolescents who:
Psychometric assessments can help by providing:
Our assessment services include:
We listen to you
The Assessment Process:
The assessment process is different for each child depending on a number of things such as what the clinician is investigating, previous assessments completed, or the child’s capacity to sit through the assessment. All of our assessments are comprehensive and use Gold Standard validated tools. An assessment session typically lasts anywhere from 1.5-4 hours. We know that 4 hours can be a long time for a child to sit through, so this includes breaks and strategies to assist with focussing. If the clinician observes that the child’s capacity to sit through the assessment has diminished, or that they are not getting the best results from the child, the session will be ceased, and the remainder rebooked for another time. Below are the most common tools we use; however, from time to time, the clinician may also recommend adding other screening questionnaires or tools to assist in the assessment process.
Cognitive/educational: Weschler suite of products including WISC-V, WAIS-IV, and WIAT-III A&NZ.
ADHD: Weschler suite of products and Conners-4.
Autism Spectrum Disorder: ADI-R, ADOS-2, Sensory Profile 2, and Vineland.
Children can become very anxious if they hear the word ‘test’, which is why we like to use the word ‘assessment’
instead. Throughout the assessment process, it is important for your child to know that there is no passing or
failing the assessment, even if some of the questions or tasks are really tricky. Rather, the purpose is to find out
what they are good at and what they might need some more help with. It may be helpful to let your child know
that they will be participating in a range of different activities – some of which may be similar to what they do
at school, and some that may involve playing games or solving puzzles. A lot of children find that the activities
are quite fun!
Second Feedback Session
Liaison with schools
Online Self-Paced 8 Week Course
The cost of an assessment depends on many factors, and a price will be provided to you after you have submitted an enquiry. However, as a guide you can expect to pay between $1500 and $2400 for an assessment.