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Psychological Assessments - Cognitive & Learning Disorders

 Psychological Assessments

Welcome to Integrative Clinical Psychology, a leading psychology practice on the Sunshine Coast. Our team of experienced psychologists is dedicated to providing personalized and comprehensive psychological assessments for individuals, starting from age 6yrs.

We offer a range of psychological assessments, including learning difficulties assessments and Cognitive assessments. Our team has the skills and expertise necessary to conduct psychological assessments and testing to identify and address any psychological difficulties you or your child may be experiencing.

Please call for a 15min free consultation with our assessment intake team to discuss which assessment options may be most suitable for your needs.  

What is psychological assessment services?

Psychological assessment services refer to the use of various methods, techniques, and instruments to measure and evaluate different aspects of a person's psychological functioning. They are used to obtain information relevant to answering specific questions about the psychological functioning of a person, couple, or group.

Psychological assessments are used to gather information about a person's cognitive abilities, emotional functioning, personality traits, behavioral patterns, and mental illnesses. They are often used in clinical settings to diagnose and treat mental disorders, but they are also used in educational or vocational settings to assess a person's strengths and weaknesses and to assist in treatment or educational planning.

Areas of Assessment

At Integrative Clinical Psychology, we currently offer 2 key educational assessment packages to cater to the needs of our clients in their school or academic setting. However we can also provide further assessment options depending on your presentation. Please speak with our intake team to discuss further.

Cognitive Assessments - starting from $1,495

Cognitive assessments can be used to explore a person’s general thinking and reasoning ability (also known as intellectual functioning or IQ). This looks at an individual’s overall intelligence, memory and executive functioning, adaptive functioning, and learning capabilities. ICPsych offers cognitive assessments for children and adolescents (aged 6 – 16yr) for the purposes of diagnosing Intellectual Disabilities, as well as to determine a child’s cognitive profile (areas of strength and difficulty in their thinking skills).

Learning Disorder Assessments - starting from $1,795

A learning assessment assists in exploring a person’s academic/learning ability, usually using a cognitive assessment and an achievement test. This process can help to identify an individual’s academic strengths/weaknesses, as well as diagnose a Specific Learning Disorder, such as Dyslexia (impairment in reading), Dysgraphia (impairment in written expression), and/or Dyscalculia (impairment in mathematics). ICPsych offers learning assessments for children and adolescents (Aged 6-16yo). Results of this assessment process can also help us to provide you with strategies and recommendations to meet your child’s overall learning needs.

Neurodiversity Affirming Autism and ADHD Assessments -

 starting from $1,495

Here at ICPsych, we see neurodivergence (e.g., Autism, ADHD, dyslexia, Intellectual Disability) as differences in human development, rather than disorders/conditions that need to be fixed. Our goal is to provide a safe space for our clients to learn more about themselves and the way they see the world.

 

We provide comprehensive assessments for individuals (both children and adults) who are wondering if they may be Autistic and/or an ADHDer. We use a range of neurodiversity-affirming assessment tools, engage in ongoing professional development, and aim to provide a warm, genuine approach to the assessment process. We can also provide differential diagnoses where appropriate, including complex trauma, other neurodevelopmental differences, and other mental health conditions.

 

If you think you or your child may benefit from an Autism and/or ADHD assessment, we provide a no-obligation free 15min phone consult to discuss your needs and any questions you may have about what to expect during the assessment process.

What psychological assessment test do we use?

The most common measure we use include but not limited to are:

  • WISC-V (Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children) – measures IQ, cognitive functioning (6-16yrs)

  • WIAT-III (Wechsler Individual Achievement Test) – measures academic achievement, used for testing learning disabilities

  • WAIS-IV (Wechsler Adult Intelligence Scale) - measure IQ, cognitive functioning (adults)

  • MIGDAS-2 (Monteiro Interview Guidelines for Diagnosing the Autism Spectrum) 

  • DIVA-5 (Diagnostic Interview for ADHD) 

  • Conners 4 – Measures child development across domains, parent and teacher forms

  • ASRS (Autism Spectrum Rating Scales) – measures child symptoms and behaviours associated with autism.

  • ABAS-3 (Adaptive Behaviour Assessment System) assesses an individual's functional skills necessary to engage in daily living.

Our Psychological Assessment Process

Psychological assessments play a crucial role in understanding an individual's psychological functioning, which can further inform appropriate interventions and support. Our assessment process includes:

  1. Initial Intake Interview: Our psychologists will conduct a thorough interview with with you to gather a background history and current information on the reason for referral (approx 1.5hrs).

  2. Psychometric Testing: Our psychologists use a range of standardised tests to measure various aspects of psychological functioning (approx. 2-4 hours - depending on type of assessment).

  3. Standardised Questionnaires & Collateral Information: We will complete further standardised testing and questionnaires depending on presenting concerns and may collect information from other sources, such as family members or teachers. (approx. 2hrs).

  4. Comprehensive Report: After analyzing the gathered data, our psychologists will provide a detailed report, including interpretations, conclusions, and recommendations to address the individual's needs.

  5. Feedback Session: A final session providing key findings and results and hand over of final report (approx. 1hr).

At Integrative Clinical Psychology, we are committed to offering a supportive and professional environment to address your concerns. Our in-depth assessment process ensures that you receive personalized recommendations to enhance yours or your child's psychological well-being. Should you require or need further follow up appointments for strategies and support these can be arranged separate to the package costs of an assessment and will be charged at our normal session fee.

 

Contact us today to begin your journey towards a healthier, more fulfilling life.

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