The process involves combining information from test data, interviews, observations and other appropriate measures. Sources of information may include:
- Formal tests conducted under set conditions
- Interviews – when it is for a child, they are conducted with both the child, parents, teachers and other individuals familiar with the child. A formal clinical interview is often conducted with the parents before any psychological assessment or testing commences. This interview can last anywhere from 30 to 60 minutes, and includes questions about the child’s history, recent life experiences, educational history and family background;
- Feedback forms received from the child, parent/caregiver and/or teacher.
Please keep in mind that test results alone do not diagnose but rather fill one piece of the puzzle.
How much will the evaluation cost? Is a Private Health Insurance rebate available?
The total rate for an assessment including a follow-up is dependent on the type of assessment required. Charges include Interviews, test administration, scoring, interpretation, report writing, and a follow-up visit for feedback. A detailed and narrative report of the evaluation, which includes recommendations, will follow in a timely manner and an in-person feedback session will be scheduled at the earliest convenience between the family and the Psychologist. Contact us for further information.
We offer the following type of assessments:
- School Readiness
- Learning Difficulties
- Emotional Well-being
- Vocational – Career Preference
- Cognitive/IQ & Academic