Cognitive & Educational Assessments
An IQ, or cognitive assessment, may be undertaken with a child or young person for a range of reasons, including:
Identifying intellectual disability, which may lead to an application for funding support in school.
Identifying a specific learning disability
Assessing for giftedness
Determining school readiness
These assessments are not claimable through Medicare, but may be claimed through private insurance in some cases.
Tests used may be the WISC-V, WPPSI-IV, Vineland III, WRAML-2, OWLS Test of Written Expression, and the WIAT-III.
Autism Spectrum Disorder Assessments
Assessments for Autism Spectrum Disorder involve the psychologist as part of a multidisciplinary team, which may include a speech pathologist, a paediatrician and/or child psychiatrist, and/or occupational therapist.
Justine is highly experienced in assessing and working with young people with Autism and Asperger Syndrome. She will coordinate with other professionals involved in the assessment and is able to recommend other available services if required.
An Autism assessment can be partially claimed under Medicare with an appropriate paediatric referral. Please contact reception for further details.