Educational & Learning
Scope of Assessments
A cognitive assessment can provide information about a person’s capacities across a broad range of abilities, including strengths and areas for improvement. In seeking a cognitive assessment, you can gather a better understanding of you or your child’s cognitive abilities. This provides clients, parents, health professionals and/or teachers with the information they need to manage and best support you or your child.
Anxiety House Sunshine Coast offers a range of quality and evidence-based psychological assessments for children, adolescents, and adults and prides itself on providing accurate and relevant assessments and feedback, including comprehensive written reports at the completion of your assessment. Cognitive assessments should not be approached with a “one-size-fits-all” approach. Your assessing Psychologist will choose a specific set of tests that suit the individual client, depending on a range of factors including age, background history and reason for referral.
Anxiety House Sunshine Coast offers the following types of assessment
Cognitive assessments (or sometimes called intelligence testing) are used to determine an individual’s general thinking and reasoning abilities, also known as intellectual functioning or IQ. It explores a person’s intelligence, executive functioning, adaptive functioning, and memory and learning capacities. Results can assist in the diagnosis of intellectual disabilities/giftedness, but also learning difficulties and other mental health disorders.
Diagnostic and Developmental Assessments
Diagnostic and developmental assessments can clarify the accuracy of a diagnosis provided, assess for developmental issues, behavioural problems, learning difficulties and psychological difficulties. It can also provide information about current level of functioning, strengths and areas for improvement, and provide recommendations to assist with development, learning and behaviour.
Education and Learning Assessments
Education and learning assessments are used to determine an individual’s academic/learning ability. This often consists of a cognitive assessment and achievement test. Results can assist with identifying an individual’s strengths/weaknesses in academic abilities, assist in exploring overall learning needs, help develop strategies and recommendations, and examine if an individual is struggling with a specific learning difficulty such as Dyslexia, Dysgraphia and/or Dyscalculia.
Referrals can be made by relevant medical, school or allied health professionals. A referral letter is required for all assessment requests.
The following information is required:
- Demographic information
- The reason for the referral
- Current medication
- Other investigations and treatment providers
ADHD Assessments (6 years plus)Minimum cost – child – $1800*Minimum cost – adult – $1700*
Specific Learning Disorders (6 years plus)
Minimum cost – $2200*
Cognitive Assessment (6 years plus)Including intellectual ability/disability assessment or assessment for giftednessMinimum cost – $1700*
ASD Assessments (18 years plus)
Minimum cost – $1700*
Adaptive Functioning Assessment
Minimum cost – $1500*
- Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children (WISC-V)
- Wechsler Adult Intelligence Scales (IV) Q-interactive (WAIS-IV)
- Wechsler Individual Achievement Test (WIAT-III)
- Adaptive Behaviour Assessment System, Third Edition (ABAS-3)
- Conners Parent, Teacher, Self-Report
- BRIEF 2 – Parent, Teacher, Self-report (BRIEF-2)
- Social Responsiveness Scale 2nd Edition
* Please be advised that the costs stated above are the minimum cost for an assessment, and a more accurate quote will be provided at your initial intake interview depending on the exact nature of the assessment and report required. Please be advised that scoring, interpretation and report preparation will be subject to an administration fee.
FUNDING AND REBATES
Participants of the NDIS may use their self-managed or plan-managed Improved Daily Living budget to fund assessments.
Private Health Insurance
Clients may be able to claim a rebate from their private health insurer once full fee payment has been made to Anxiety House Sunshine Coast. We encourage private health insurance clients to touch base with their provider to check whether their policy covers assessment services.
Medicare rebates are not available for cognitive assessments.
Cognitive Assessment Enquiry
Interested in joining our team at Anxiety House Sunshine Coast (AHSC)?
- Masters and/or Doctorate in Clinical Psychology
- Eligible for registration with AHPRA as an endorsed “Clinical Psychologist” or eligibility for the clinical psychology registrar program
- Eligible for Medicare registration
- Professional indemnity insurance
- Clinical supervision
– Supportive team environment
- Peer mentoring
- Modern refurnished consulting rooms
- Stream of referrals
- Psychiatry input with our sister practice Oxford Clinic
- On site educational and developmental assessments
- Full-time on-site reception services
- Company email
- Practice management software
- Continued professional development offerings as a team
- Marketing service.
- Private practice mentoring
- Career development and company progression
- Free training in OCRD and Eating Disorders.
- Working in a well-established clinic with a solid reputation
- Be part of a larger organisation with sister clinics in Brisbane (double CPD)
- Attractive remuneration
- Ability to develop your skills within niche areas
- Clinical supervision
Together, let us help those people who are suffering from mental disorders. If you’re interested, please complete the form below and we will reach out to you.