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Psychological Assessments

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At FSA Health & Wellbeing, we understand that assessing cognitive abilities and evaluating various aspects of development is crucial for understanding an individual's strengths, weaknesses, and potential areas of improvement. Our comprehensive range of psychometric assessments enables us to provide accurate and insightful evaluations for children, adolescents, and adults. With our team of experienced professionals and access to cutting-edge assessment tools, we are committed to delivering high-quality assessments that can inform personalised interventions and support strategies. We are passionate about delivering assessments that are neuroaffirming and believe that challenges that bringing people to assessment are rooted in expectations and demands that are placed on a neurodivergent person functioning within a neurotypical (typically developing) society.

Types of assessment

Assessment Process

1. Inquiry & Intake

You can inquire about our services by filling in the online form here or by contact us on one of the methods listed at the bottom of this page. You will be sent an Intake Assessment Form and Consent Form to complete. We will contact you if we need further information from these forms. Once an assessment clinician has capacity a background information gathering session will be booked (approximately 1 hour). This will allow the clinician to tailor the assessment package to best suit your needs. A collaborative plan will be made with you about undertaking the assessment, and any additional screening forms will be emailed to you for completion.

2. Assessment 

Our administrative staff will contact you to book your assessment sessions. This may range from one to four sessions depending on how comprehensive your assessment is. For these sessions, you and/or your child will be required to attend our office and complete the chosen assessment tool/s. Some common assessment tools we use can be found in the section below. At this point your clinician may have additional discussions with your child's school to gather further information.

3. Feedback & Report

Once your assessment sessions are complete, your clinician will interpret the results and book a 1-hour session with you to discuss their findings. This is an opportunity for you to provide feedback and insights into the findings. Following this, your clinician will write a comprehensive report summarising the findings of the assessment, including any diagnoses given, and note tailored recommendations and accommodations. Our administrative staff will call you and advise when the report is ready to be collected.

Assessment Tools

FSA Health & Wellbeing use a wide variety of evidence-based and comprehensive assessment tools. Your clinician will determine what combination of assessment tools will provide the most detailed information regarding your individual circumstances. Please note that this list is not exhaustive, with many other screening tools being utilised.

Cognitive 
  • Wechsler Preschool and Primary Scale of Intelligence, Fourth Edition (WPPSI-IV)

  • Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children, Fifth Edition (WISC-V)

  • Wechsler Adult Intelligence Scale, Fourth Edition (WAIS-IV)

Learning
  • Wechsler Individual Achievement Test, Third Edition (WIAT-III)

Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
  • Conners, Fourth Edition (Conners-4)

  • Conners Adult ADHD Rating Scales (CAARS)

Autism
  • Monteiro Interview Guidelines for Diagnosing Autism Spectrum, Second Edition (MIGDAS-2)

  • Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule, Second Edition (ADOS-2)

Behaviour and Adaptive Functioning
  • Adaptive Behaviour Assessment System (ABAS-3)

  • Vinelane Adaptive Behaviour Scales, Third Edition (VABS-3)

  • Behaviour Assessment System for Children (BASC-3)

  • Behaviour Rating Inventory of Executive Function, Second Edition (BRIEF-2)

  • What are the benefits of a psychological assessment?
    A psychological assessment can help people to better understand their strengths and needs, and provide tailored recommendations to assist their wellbeing across environments. This may include classrooms / workplace modifications and accommodations and suggestions of beneficial follow-up referral support options or interventions. Diagnoses may be provided to help the individual and those around them to better understand their unique experiences.
  • Where is the psychological assessment conducted?
    The majority of assessments we undertake must be completed in-person. Our assessment clinicians are located in our main office at 1 Lamerton Crescent, Shellharbour City Centre. There is ample free parking available nearby. Some assessments may be able to have components, or the entirety completed via telehealth, however please discuss this with us on enquiry.
  • Who will complete my psychological assessment? Are they appropriately trained?
    All of our assessment clinicians are registered psychologists with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA). Our autism assessment clinicians have been specifically trained in administration and interpretation of autism assessment tools.
  • How do I enquire about a psychological assessment?
    Contact our friendly reception team at 1800 372 000 (Option 2), or send us an email at triage@familyservices.org.au.
  • Do you have payment plans available?
    Yes. Please discuss this with our administrative staff as part of your enquiry.
  • Can I get a rebate from my health fund?
    This is dependent on your health fund. Please reach out to them to get further information on this.
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