Psychological assessments we can help with:

  • Diagnosis:
    • Autism
    • ADHD
    • Learning disability eg. dyslexia
    • Intellectual Disability
  • Cognitive profile
  • Giftedness
  • Strengths and weaknesses

What to Expect

Initial Assessment

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

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.

Feedback

Your psychologist will provide feedback on your assessment findings. This will be a regular 60 minute appointment.

Report

Your psychologist will provide a report of the assessment findings with recommendations. Expect to receive this after your feedback appointment.

Fees

 

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

Assessment
Cost
Time
ADHD
$2500
11 hours
Autism
$2500
11 hours
Autism & ADHD
$3000
13.5 hours
Learning Disability
$2000
8.5 hours
Cognitive Assessment
S1500
6.5 hours

Provisional Psychologist Rate

Assessment
Cost
Time
ADHD
$1500
11 hours
Autism
$1500
11 hours
Autism & ADHD
$1750
13.5 hours
Learning Disability
$1100
8.5 hours
Cognitive Assessment
S850
6.5 hours

Frequently Asked Questions

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Can I get a Medicare rebate?
No, Medicare rebates do not apply for any assessment when using a Mental Health Treatment Plan. Some private health funds may provide a rebate.
Do I need a referral?
No, you may self-refer for any assessment. However, if you have a referral from a specialist such as a paediatrician or psychiatrist, bring this to the initial consultation as it will help clarify the reason for assessment.
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.