You may have had friends, family or schools tell you that the way your child is behaving or developing is not as expected. Or you may have seen first-hand the problems they are facing and feel like there might be something larger going on for them. If this is the case, a psychological assessment can be an excellent starting point.
Psychological assessments can help to identify where a young person is doing well, and where they need additional support. The results are often used to develop individualised interventions and in the planning of programs for school and for home.
Assessment may be helpful for young people who:
- Are struggling at school or at home
- Experience attention or concentration problems
- Have difficulty communicating
- Do not seem to be meeting their full potential
- Have a hard time making and keeping friends
- Display behavioural problems
- Have extreme difficulty regulating their emotions
How we can help
A diagnostic assessment is particularly helpful if you suspect your child is affected by any of the following issues:
- Intellectual Disability
- Learning Disorder
- Autism Spectrum Disorders
- Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
The duration and cost of assessment vary depending on the presenting concern. An initial consultation is necessary to determine whether an assessment is likely to be helpful, and if so, what assessment is required.
If you are interested to learn more, we have provided the following guides for parents and caregivers: