Psychological Assessments

Psychological assessments gather valuable insights into how a person thinks, feels, behaves and reacts. The focus of a psychological assessment will vary depending on the purpose.

Types of Assessments

Our team of experienced psychologists conduct assessments in some of the following areas:

  • Assessments include testing of memory, language, executive functioning, problem-solving, visual skills, attention and processing speed.
  • For adults and young people who are suspected of having an intellectual impairment.
  • Typically we receive requests for a cognitive assessment from NDIS participants with intellectual disabilities.
  • For people with a mental illness, we provide standardised assessments of function and adaptive behaviour that comment on the level of disability in key areas such as communication, daily living skills, social skills and community integration.
  • Typically, we receive requests for a functional capacity assessment for people seeking NDIS access, the assessment is used to determine a person’s support needs.
  • Executive functioning and self-regulation skills are the mental processes that enable us to plan, focus attention, remember, and juggle multiple tasks.
  • This assessment will determine a person’s level of executive dysfunction and support needs.
  • Executive dysfunction may be due to conditions such as traumatic brain injury, attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder and neurodegenerative disorders.
  • For people presenting with memory difficulties.
  • For adults and young people who present with behavioural, social and/or emotional challenges.
  • Assessment considers the clients’ day-to-day functioning across multiple environments (such as home, work, school or day program) with all caregivers. 
  • For people seeking home and living support options, including Supported Independent Living, funded by the NDIS.

Benefits of Assessments

Psychological assessments can provide a range of benefits for individuals seeking to better understand why they think, feel, behave and react a certain way. Some key benefits include:

Psychological assessments can be a valuable tool for individuals seeking to understand their cognitive and behavioural functioning better and to take the necessary steps to seek the appropriate level of support and improve their overall well-being.

What to Expect During an Assessment

Before the appointment, our team will be in contact with you to discuss the assessment and start the information gathering process.

A 1.5 hour face-to-face appointment will be scheduled in the clinic (usually), which involves meeting the clinician and completing the assessment. If required we can split this over two shorter appointments.

On the day of the assessment, you will meet with your clinician to complete the assessment. They will guide you through the process, answer any questions and make you feel as comfortable as possible. Depending on the type of assessment, it may involve you answering questions, or taking part in a few activities to evaluate your cognitive, behavioural or emotional functioning.

A comprehensive report will then be written with the results summarised and recommendations for the client. 

Would you like to make an appointment?​

If you're interested in booking an appointment please complete our Intake/Referral Form above and we will be in touch. Or if you have further questions, call us on 1300 406 460.