Assessment Services

Assessment services are available for a broad range of conditions and concerns, for a broad range of purposes.

Cognitive and Memory

Cognitive assessment is carried out using either the WISC-V or the WAIS-IV, depending on age. Results of
these assessment can be used to:

  • Identify relative strengths and weaknesses in terms of cognitive functioning.
  • Inform decisions about assistance needs, eligibility for services or diagnosis of a specific learning
    disability.

If necessary, memory assessment is carried out using the WMS-IV. Results of this assessment can be used
to provide additional information to account for cognitive dysfunction.

Mental Health and Personality

Mental health and personality assessments can be undertaken in many situations. We carry out assessments using the PAI, BASC-3, diagnostic interview, and a range of other exploratory and diagnostic instruments.

We can assist with assessment of a broad range of mental health and personality conditions, for a broad range of purposes.

Educational

Educational assessment sometimes includes both a cognitive assessment as well as an academic assessment.

An academic assessment is carried out using the WIAT-III A&NZ. Results of this assessment can be used to:

  • Identify academic strengths and weaknesses
  • Inform decisions regarding eligibility for services or diagnosis of a specific learning disability
  • Design instructional objectives and plan interventions

Autism Spectrum

Assessment of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is an extensive process. Diagnosis of ASD involves a number of psychological assessments, as well as assessment by an appropriate medical specialist (most commonly a Paediatrician and/or Psychiatrist).

Depending on the needs of the individual, It is often recommended that cognitive, functional and mental health assessment be undertaken as part of the overall ASD assessment process.

Functional

A functional assessment can be used to measure an individual’s level of function and ability in areas including communication, daily living skills and socialisation. It can also identify behaviours that are unhealthy, unhelpful or dangerous (“maladaptive behaviours”).

Functional assessment is carried out using the Vineland-3. Results can be used to:

  • Inform decisions regarding eligibility for services.
  • Design instructional objectives and plan interventions.