What We Offer
We provide a range of psychological services listed below. If you don't see something that meets your needs, please contact to discuss further options.
Intellectual Disability Diagnosis
An intellectual disability is charaterised by deficits in adaptive behaviour and cognitive functioning, which have been evident during the developmental period. A person with an intellectual disability has difficulty with day to day tasks or is learning at a slower rate than their peers. A diagnosis may be required to access support such as entry to special programmes or services, and access funding for people with an intellectual disability. The diagnosis involves a standardised assessment of cognitive functioning and adaptive behaviour as well as an interview with parents/caregivers.
We meet with you to discuss your concerns and provide advice and guidance. This may be suitable if you do not require a comprehensive behaviour assessment at this time. To make the most of the time we will request some general information and a description of the concerns prior to our meeting.
Comprehensive Behaviour Assessment
A comprehensive behaviour assessment will help work out why a child is behaving in a particular way. When we understand why the behaviour is happening we are in a much better position to successfully manage that behaviour. The assessment is likely to include interviews, observations, and psychological assessment, although a package will be tailored towards your individual need. Assessment results may be provided as a verbal report or can include a written report.
Once we have completed an assessment we will develop a plan which includes strategies for parents/caregivers and/or educators. Strategies may includes tools to help manage and cope with difficult situations and behaviour, as well as teaching new skills.
We provide assessment and recommendations for challenging behaviour such as aggression, non-compliance, peer relationships in the education setting.
We are also able to help educators understand the impact diagnoses, previous experiences and trauma may have on an child's learning and behaviour within an education setting.
Sometimes you might want more information to help you understand why your child is having some difficulties, or to help you decide what support they may need. We can provide cognitive (IQ) assessments, screening for developmental concerns or screening for mental health concerns such as ADHD. The assessment used would be determined by the information required or the concerns you have, please contact us to discuss further.
Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) Diagnosis
ASD is characterised by deficits in social communication and social interaction across multiple settings and restricted, repetitive patterns of behaviour, interests, or activities. If you suspect your child may have ASD, we can complete a formal diagnostic assessment. The assessment usually involves interviews with parents/caregivers, interview with your child’s teacher, observations in the home and school settings, interview with your child, and a standardised psychometric assessment.