Psychological assessments we can help with:
- Learning disability eg. dyslexia
- Intellectual Disability
- Cognitive profile
- Strengths and weaknesses
What to Expect
Your psychologist will first conduct an initial assessment (60 minutes) to gather background information. This will help determine if further testing is appropriate and the psychometric tests required in your assessment. Expect to be asked questions about your family, educational, medical, and psychological history.
Psychometric tests include:
- semi-structured interviews
- self-report questionnaires
- standardised cognitive, memory and attention tests, and
- structured observations
Expect to be asked if other people in your life can contribute to your assessment such as parents or caregivers, other family members, teachers, partners and friends. An assessment often involves gathering data from various perspectives to capture a thorough picture of your referral question.
If you are participating in a standardised cognitive, memory or attention test, expect these tests to take up to 2-3 hours to complete.
This is the longest part of the assessment process. Expect up to one month for this process to be completed.
Your psychologist will provide feedback on your assessment findings. This will be a regular 60 minute appointment.
Your psychologist will provide a report of the assessment findings with recommendations. Expect to receive this after your feedback appointment.
Below is a quote of cost for assessments and the time required to complete for each. Please note that further tests may be required in your assessment. Your psychologist will discuss this with you in consultation.
Registered Psychologist Rate
Provisional Psychologist Rate
Frequently Asked Questions
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Why are assessments so expensive?
When you have an assessment it is important that it is done thoroughly. Your psychologist will spend many hours with you during your intake, assessment and feedback sessions and will spend even more hours outside of these times.
This time includes:
- planning for your assessment
- speaking with others to gain more information such as parents, partners and school teachers
- scoring and interpreting the results, and
- writing a comprehensive report
The time it takes to complete the assessment from beginning to end is considered in the cost of the assessment.