Developmental Assessment

 

Developmental assessments are administered when a parent/carer or health practitioner are concerned that a child is not meeting their developmental milestones appropriately. Development is measured across core domains including:

  • ​cognitive development;
  • social and emotional development;
  • physical development;
  • language development;
  • adaptive behaviours including self-care and self-direction.

The assessment is undertaken to identify areas of strength and challenge so that an appropriate management plan can be developed and recommendations provided to carers and where appropriate educators.

Our comprehensive developmental assessments are appropriate to diagnose:

  • Autism;
  • ADHD;
  • Global Developmental Delay.

Psychological Assessment – Mental Health Focus

 

With a focus on identifying mental illness, our Psychological Assessments involve a thorough interview and where appropriate specific questionnaire administration and behavioural observations. Utilising these assessment modalities our Clinical Psychologists will be able to identify mental health diagnosis and use these to direct treatment planning and intervention. Further to this, the educational setting may require a diagnosis to apply for funding to support students.

Psychological Assessments will identify mental health concerns such as:

  • Major Depression;
  • Social Anxiety;
  • Selective Mutism;
  • Generalised Anxiety;
  • Trauma;
  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder;
  • Eating Disorders;
  • Specific Phobias;
  • Trichotrilomania (hair pulling).

 

Educational Assessment

 

Educational assessments typically involve an IQ battery and assessment of Academic Achievement. On their own these assessment tools are useful for determining such things as:

  • Giftedness;
  • Strengths and Weaknesses;
  • Academic performance in relation to capabilities;
  • Often required for acceptance into Gifted and Talented classes.

 

In certain circumstances the above assessments PLUS more specific assessments will be required to investigate academic challenges such as:

  • language processing issues;
  • dyslexia;
  • dyscalculia;
  • other learning issues.