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ASSESSMENTS

At Self Reflections we provide psychometric testing and assessments for children, adolescents and adults as per the gold standard recommendations. This allows an in-depth understanding and may aid in additional funding, support or workplace applications, among others. We also provide comprehensive reports as required.

An assessment can evaluate a range of psychological abilities and identify areas of concern, such as:

  • Intellectual or learning capacity
     

  • Measures of attention and memory
     

  • Strengths and weaknesses

  • Personality strengths and difficulties and personality disorders
     

  • Cognitive functioning
     

  • Measures of mood

  • Developmental difficulties
     

  • Psychological injury
     

  • Behavioural change

BENEFIT OF PSYCHOLOGICAL ASSESSMENTS

Assessments are valuable tools that assist in providing information for a wide range of issues. This includes:
 

  • Assessing, re-assessing and diagnosing a range of Specific Learning Disorders, that then inform treatment and academic planning
     

  • Assessing for giftedness and/or twice exceptional giftedness
     

  • Help to target specific accommodations within the classroom to ensure optimal learning
     

  • Assessing, re-assessing and planning an informed treatment plan for any cognitive difficulty or disability
     

  • Assessing and providing a treatment plan for a wide range of   behaviour and behaviour disorders
     

  • Assessing, re-assessing and providing treatment plans and ongoing therapy for Autism Spectrum Disorders
     

  • To access funding under the NDIS

 

All these assessments are as inclusive as possible involving the client, and significant others; which may include parents, teachers, and any other professional/s involved.

COGNITIVE (IQ) & FULL EDUCATIONAL ASSESSMENTS

Cognitive and Full Educational Assessments help diagnose intellectual disabilities, learning disorders, specific learning difficulties (including dyslexia) as well as measure someone’s intellectual potential (giftedness).

 

Intelligence and cognitive ability can be measured by an array of psychometric tests. At Self Reflections, we utilise the Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children, 5th Edition (WISC-V), the Wechsler Adult Intelligence Scale, 4th Edition (WAIS-IV) as well as the Wechsler Individual Achievement Test, 3rd Edition (WIAT-III), as per gold standard recommendations.

 

WISC-V

The WISC-V is the gold standard assessment tool designed to measure a child’s intellectual ability. It is an individually administered comprehensive clinical instrument for assessing the cognitive ability/intelligence of children aged 6 years 0 months through 16 years 11 months (6:0 – 16:11). The WISC-V provides subtest and composite scores that represent intellectual functioning in specific cognitive domains, as well as a composite score that represents the general intellectual ability.

WAIS-IV

The WAIS-IV is an IQ test designed to measure intelligence and cognitive ability in adults and older adolescents, ages 16 years to 89 years.

WIAT-III

The WIAT-III is an individual assessment of academic achievement for students from the age of 4 years to 50 years 11 months. The WIAT-III encompasses a broad range of academic skills such as Reading, Writing, Mathematics and Oral Language. It evaluates these various aspects of academic achievement by having the child engage in a variety of tasks. 

COGNTIVE IQ ASSESSMENTS

WISC-V or WAIS-IV

From: $1,920

WHAT IT INVOLVES
  • Initial Interview/Assessment – 1 hour in the clinic
     

  • Cognitive (IQ) Assessment Administration (WISC-V/WAIS-IV) – 2 hours in the clinic
     

  • Report Preparation
     

  • Feedback and Consultation – 1 hour in the clinic
     

  • If requested, a one-page document is supplied to the child’s/young person’s school for reasonable adjustments to be implemented (at no extra cost)

 

*If further sessions are required for initial interview or feedback this is additionally charged at the standard hourly fee.

 

*NDIS clients are charged at the current NDIS price guide on an hourly rate (approx 8 hours).

COGNITIVE IQ  EDUCATIONAL ASSESSMENTS

WISC-V or WAIS-IV & WIAT-II

From: $3,080

WHAT IT INVOLVES
  • Initial Interview/Assessment – 1 hour in the clinic
     

  • Cognitive (IQ) Assessment Administration (WISC-V/WAIS-IV) – 2 hours in the clinic
     

  • Achievement Assessment Administration (WIAT-III) – 2 hours in the clinic
     

  • Report Preparation
     

  • Feedback and Consultation – 1 hour in the clinic

 

*If further sessions are required for initial interview or feedback this is additionally charged at the standard hourly fee.

 

*NDIS clients are charged at the current NDIS price guide on an hourly rate (approx 12 hours).

FUNCTIONAL BEHAVIOURAL ASSESSMENTS (FBA)

A Functional Behavioural Assessment (FBA) is a process that identifies specific target behaviour, the purpose of behaviour and what factors maintain the behaviour that is interfering with the student’s educational process.

Functional Behaviours can be measured by an array of psychometric tests. At Self Reflections, we utilise The Conners Rating Scale 3rd Edition (Conners 3), the Adaptive Behaviour Assessment System 3rd edition (ABAS-3) and the Child Behaviour Checklist (CBCL) also known as The Achenbach System of Empirically Based Assessment (ASEBA), as per gold standard recommendations.

An FBA should be used for students with behavioural or emotional problems that are interfering with their educational progress or the progress of other students. The FBA can be a part of the Student Assistant Team (SAT) process, be used to develop an Individual Education Plan, or provide information for verification of a disability. However, any student who is exhibiting challenging behaviours that are not responding to typical school interventions may benefit from a functional assessment. Conducting a functional assessment before a behaviour escalates into a disciplinary action allows both the teachers and parents to focus on positive outcomes and can help build a positive relationship between the teacher, the student and family.

 

CONNERS 3

The Conners 3 offers a thorough assessment of ADHD in children and adolescents from 6-18 years of age. The Conners 3 also addresses comorbid disorders such as Oppositional Defiant Disorder and Conduct Disorder.

ABAS-3

The ABAS-3 provides a complete picture of functional skills across the life span from birth to 89 years. It is particularly useful for evaluating those with developmental delays, autism spectrum disorder (ASD), intellectual disability, learning disabilities, neuropsychological disorders, and sensory or physical impairments.

ASEBA

The ASEBA offers a comprehensive approach to assessing adaptive and maladaptive functioning for ages 1 year 6 months to 90 years. Directly linked to the DSM-5 Oriented Scales, including:
 

  • Depressive Problems

  • Somatic Problems

  • Oppositional Defiant Problems

  • Anxiety Problems

  • Attention Deficit / Hyperactivity Problems

  • Conduct Problems

CHILD FUNCTIONAL BEHAVIOURAL ASSESSMENT

Conners 3, ABAS-3 and/or ASEBA

From: $2,090

WHAT IT INVOLVES
  • Initial Interview/Assessment with Parent – 1 hour in the clinic
     

  • ADHD/Behavioural Assessment Administration (Conners 3/ABAS-3/ASEBA) – Child/Adolescent observation/talk – 1 hour in the clinic
     

  • Online assessments completed by parent and class teacher
     

  • Feedback and Consultation – 1 hour in the clinic

 

*If the Psychologist assesses that there is likely an intellectual disability, learning disorder or specific learning difficulty then a WISC-V or WIAT-III Assessment will be advised to be conducted as well (2 hour appointment in the clinic per assessment). This is an additional $700.00 per assessment.

 

*If further sessions are required for initial interview or feedback this is charged at the standard hourly session.

 

*NDIS clients are charged at the current NDIS price guide on an hourly rate (approx 12 – 14 hours)

ADULT FUNCTIONAL BEHAVIOURAL ASSESSMENT

ABAS-3 and/or ASEBA

From: $2,090

WHAT IT INVOLVES
  • Initial Interview/Assessment – 1 hour in the clinic
     

  • ADHD/Behavioural Assessment Administration (ABAS-3/ASEBA) – 1 hour in the clinic
     

  • Feedback and Consultation – 1 hour in the clinic

 

*If the Psychologist assesses that there is likely an intellectual disability, learning disorder or specific learning difficulty then a WAIS-IV or WIAT-III Assessment will be advised to be conducted as well (2 hour appointment in the clinic per assessment). This is an additional $700.00 per assessment.

 

*If further sessions are required for initial interview or feedback this is charged at the standard hourly session.

 

*NDIS clients are charged at the current NDIS price guide on an hourly rate (approx. 12 hours)

COGNITIVE & FUNCTIONAL BEHAVIOURAL ASSESSMENTS 

CHILD COGNITIVE & FBA

WISC-V, Conners 3, ABAS-3 and/or ASEBA

From: $3,050

WHAT IT INVOLVES
  • Initial Interview/Assessment with Parent – 1 hour in the clinic
     

  • ADHD/Behavioural Assessment Administration (Conners 3/ABAS-3/ASEBA) – Child/Adolescent observation/talk – 1 hour in the clinic
     

  • Cognitive (IQ) Assessment for the Child / Adolescent (WISC-V) – 2 hours in the clinic
     

  • Online assessments completed by parent and class teacher
     

  • Feedback and Consultation – 1 hour in the clinic

 

*If the Psychologist assesses that there is likely a specific learning difficulty then a WIAT-III Assessment will be advised to be conducted as well (2 hour appointment in the clinic). This is an additional $700.00. 

 

*If further sessions are required for initial interview or feedback this is charged at the standard hourly session.

 

*NDIS clients are charged at the current NDIS price guide on an hourly rate (approx 12 – 14 hours)

ADULT COGNITIVE & FBA

WAIS-IV, ABAS-3 and/or
ASEBA

From: $3,050

WHAT IT INVOLVES
  • Initial Interview/Assessment – 1 hour in the clinic
     

  • ADHD/Behavioural Assessment Administration (ABAS-3/ASEBA) – 1 hour in the clinic
     

  • Cognitive (IQ) Assessment (WAIS-IV) – 2 hours in the clinic
     

  • Feedback and Consultation – 1 hour in the clinic

 

*If the Psychologist assesses that there is likely a Specific Learning Difficulty, then a WIAT-III Assessment will be advised to be conducted as well (2 hour appointment in the clinic). This is an additional $700.00.

 

*If further sessions are required for initial interview or feedback this is charged at the standard hourly session.

 

*NDIS clients are charged at the current NDIS price guide on an hourly rate (approx. 12 hours)

AUTISM ASSESSMENTS

Autism assessments play a crucial role in accurately identifying and diagnosing Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) in individuals. These assessments involve the use of standardised tools and measures to evaluate an individual's communication skills, social interactions, and behaviour patterns. They provide valuable insights into an individual's strengths, challenges, and unique characteristics, helping professionals and caregivers develop appropriate intervention strategies and support plans.

 

Autism assessments are beneficial as they enable early identification and intervention, leading to improved outcomes and quality of life for individuals with ASD. Two widely recognized assessments are the Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule, Second Edition (ADOS-2) and the Autism Diagnostic Interview-Revised (ADI-R). Both assessments are widely used and considered essential tools in diagnosing autism.

 

ADOS-2

The ADOS-2 is a semi-structured assessment that directly observes an individual's social communication skills and provides a diagnostic algorithm. The ADOS-2 can be administered to individuals from toddlers to adults, typically ranging from 12 months to adulthood. It offers different modules that are tailored to the individual's developmental level and language abilities, ensuring appropriate assessment across different age groups.

ADI-R

The ADI-R is a comprehensive interview-based assessment that gathers information from caregivers about an individual's early developmental history, communication skills, and social behaviours. The ADI-R, on the other hand, is primarily used for individuals with limited or no verbal communication skills and is typically administered to children and adults with a mental age of at least 18 months. It covers a wide age range, from young children to adults, allowing for a comprehensive evaluation of autism symptoms and behaviors.

CHILD COGNITIVE & AUTISM ASSESSMENT

WISC-V, ADOS-2/ADI-R

From: $3,800

WHAT IT INVOLVES
  • Initial Parent Comprehensive Interview – 2 hours in the clinic
     

  • Autism Assessment Administration (ADOS-2/ADI-R) – 2 hours in the clinic
     

  • Cognitive (IQ) Assessment Administration (WISC-V) – 2 hours in the clinic
     

  • Observation at School or phone call/email – 1 hour plus travel time (if required)
     

  • Report Preparation
     

  • Feedback and Consultation – 1 hour in the clinic

 

*If the Psychologist assesses that there is likely a Specific Learning Difficulty, then a WIAT-III Assessment will be advised to be conducted as well (2 hour appointment in the clinic). This is an additional $700.00.

 

*If further sessions are required for initial interview or feedback this is charged at the standard hourly session.

 

*NDIS clients are charged at the current NDIS price guide on an hourly rate (approx 14 – 17 hours)

ADULT COGNITIVE & AUTISM ASSESSMENT

WAIS-IV, ADOS-2/ADI-R

From: $3,800

WHAT IT INVOLVES
  • Initial Comprehensive Interview – 2 hours in the clinic
     

  • Autism Assessment Administration (ADOS-2/ADI-R) – 2 hours in the clinic
     

  • Cognitive (IQ) Assessment Administration (WAIS-IV) – 2 hours in the clinic
     

  • Observations (if required) – 1 hour plus travel time
     

  • Report Preparation
     

  • Feedback and Consultation – 1 hour in the clinic

 

*If the Psychologist assesses that there is likely a Specific Learning Difficulty, then a WIAT-III Assessment will be advised to be conducted as well (2 hour appointment in the clinic). This is an additional $700.00.

 

*If further sessions are required for initial interview or feedback this is charged at the standard hourly session.

 

*NDIS clients are charged at the current NDIS price guide on an hourly rate (approx 14 – 17 hours)

REBATES

Medicare rebates are available for initial interview/assessment, administration of the assessment and for any feedback/consultation sessions. Furthermore, Medicare Rebates for Autism Assessments can apply for children referred by a Paediatrician or Psychiatrist under the ‘Helping with Autism Initiative’. Private funds may also offer a rebate for Assessments.

If you have a current NDIS package for your child/young person these assessments may be covered under your package. Please talk to us beforehand if you have any questions about this process.

PLEASE NOTE

All prices quoted are an approximation and can change based on industry standards.

 

Prices shown are the total cost involved. Sessions are charged separately to the administration / report writing to allow for rebates where available.

 

Deposit of 50% is required prior to the commencement of administration. Payment plans are available.

 

Please call us for your specific needs and one of our highly knowledgeable receptionists will help you. If they can’t, they will put you in touch with one of our Psychologists to answer any specific questions you may have.

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