Cognitive,
Educational/Learning
Diagnostic/developmental
& Return to Work

SCOPE OF ASSESSMENTS

The decision to seek an assessment is often varied and personal to the individual. At AHSC we provide quality-evidenced based assessments to children (6+), adolescents, and adults. 

Common reasons clients are referred for assessment include:

  • Diagnostic clarification – mental health (e.g. anxiety) vs learning disorder (e.g. dyslexia)
  • Testing to clarify intellectual and adaptive functioning for NDIS funding
  • Intelligent children who are engaging in excessive avoidant behaviour at school
  • Distractibility and hyperactivity which is interfering with functioning
  • Issue with memory retention and recall
  • Communication from school highlighting disparity between potential and performance. 
  • The above issues contributing to social and emotional issues

AHSC provides assessments for the following areas

Cognitive

e.g. intelligence, executive functioning, learning & memory

Educational/Learning

e.g. dyslexia, maths disorder

Diagnostic/developmental

e.g. ADHD, Autism Spectrum Disorder

Return to Work

e.g. clarify cognitive strengths & weaknesses after brain injury

Referral Requirements

A written referral from a medical, allied health or educational professional is required.

Once a referral has been received, AHSC will contact you to discuss booking the initial appointment.

Fees

ASD Assessments (6yrs plus)
  • ASD Initial Screener $360

    • 1-hour initial interview (parent) ($240)
    • Report preparation & recommendations ($120)

  • ASD Assessment (child) $1920

    • 1-hour initial interview (parent) ($240)
    • 1-hour parent interview ADI-R ($240)
    • 2-hour child assessment ADOS-2 ($480)
    • Completion of standardised questionnaires (self-report, parent/carer)
    • 1-hour feedback session ($240)
    • Scoring, interpretation & report preparation ($720)

  • ASD Assessment (adult) $1440

    • 1-hour initial interview ($240)
    • 2-hour assessment ADOS-2 ($480)
    • 2-hour child assessment ADOS-2 ($480)
    • Completion of standardised questionnaires (self-report, parent/carer)
    • 1-hour feedback session ($240)
    • Scoring, interpretation & report preparation ($720)

ADHD Assessments (6yrs plus)
  • ADHD Assessment $1680

    • 1-hour initial interview ($240)
    • 2-hour assessment WISC-V or WAIS-IV ($480)
    • 1-hour assessment D-KEFS ($240)
    • Completion of standardised questionnaires (self-report, parent, teacher)
    • 1-hour feedback session ($240)
    • Scoring, interpretation & report preparation ($480)

Specific Learning Disorders (6yrs plus)
  • Specific Learning Disorder $1920

    • 1-hour initial interview ($240)
    • 2-hours assessment WISC-V or WAIS-IV ($480)
    • 2-hours assessment WIAT-III ($480)
    • Completion of standardised questionnaires (self-report, parent, teacher)
    • 1-hour feedback session ($240)

Cognitive Assessments (6-90 years)
  • Intellectual Ability Assessment $1680

    • 1-hour initial interview ($240)
    • 2-hours assessment WISC-V or WAIS-IV ($480)
    • Completion of standardised questionnaires (self-report, parent/carer)
    • 1-hour feedback session ($240)
    • Scoring, interpretation & report preparation ($480)

  • Intellectual Disability Assessment $1680

    • 1-hour initial interview ($240)
    • 2-hours assessment WISC-V or WAIS-IV ($480)
    • 1-hour assessment D-KEFS ($240)
    • Completion of standardised questionnaires, including ABAS-3 (self-report, parent/carer)
    • 1-hour feedback session ($240)
    • Scoring, interpretation & report preparation ($480)

  • Neurological Assessment $1680

    • 1-hour initial interview ($240)
    • 2-hour assessment WISC-V or WAIS-IV ($480)
    • 2 hours assessment WMS & DKEFS ($480)
    • Completion of standardised questionnaires (self-report, parent/carer)
    • 1-hour feedback session ($240)
    • Scoring, interpretation & report preparation ($480)

Funding and Rebates

NDIS: Participants of the NDIS can use their Improved Daily Living budget to fund assessments if these are either self-managed or plan-managed.

Medicare: Medicare rebates are not available for cognitive assessments.

Private Health Insurance: Clients may be able to claim a rebate from their private health insurer after full payment is made to AHSC after certain criteria are met (e.g., client’s policy covers assessment services).

WorkCover: AHSC a registered provider with WorkCover QLD.

The Clinician We Recommend Is

Our Story

Bryony Kitter completed her Master of Clinical Psychology at the University of the Sunshine Coast. She is currently the Director of The Brain and Behaviour Clinic located in Bli Bli. The practice provides cognitive, psychological, and behavioural assessments for children (6+), adolescents and adults. Assessments include (but not limited to) intellectual disability, specific learning disorder, ADHD, and strengths and weaknesses following brain injury.

Bryony has conducted psychological assessments within the public and private sector and across the developmental spectrum, including paediatric assessments and older adults. She has extensive experience in many different types of assessment including intelligence, achievement, executive functioning, attention, behavioural, language, general functioning, and memory assessments. Bryony is passionate about the assessment process and values the objective, investigative, and informative nature of the practice.

Bryony Kitter