Psychoeducational assessments

At 3P, we offer a range of assessments for children and adolescents to support parents and schools in understanding their needs and to further inform individualised educational support and next steps of their educational career. We provide psychoeducational assessments for children and adolescents from the early years to young adulthood.

  • Psychological assessments
    • cognitive profiles – WPPSI, WISC, WAIS
    • learning assessments – WIAT, WJ
    • autism – ADOS or MiGDAS, CARS, SRS
    • executive functioning and memory, ADHD
    • socio-emotional assessments – questionnaire based interviews and consultations
    • play-based assessments – observations and play
    • complex needs and disabilities
    • functional daily living assessments – Vineland and person-centred tools
    • strengths, needs and difficulties assessments
    • consultations with all involved included the child, parents and school staff
    • career, dreams and aspirations assessments
    • Observations in schools

An assessment process include initial consultation where background information, developmental history and current functioning will be discussed. At the end of this consultation, a plan will be drawn up together to inform the next steps of the assessment. Depending on the referral question, assessment tools will be chosen and the length of the assessment process determined. An assessment process can take up to 3-4 assessment sessions depending on the complexity of the referral request. Sessions can typically go up to 2 hours each.

We carry out comprehensive assessments and also feedback results with comprehensive reports which include recommendations for the family and school. Feedback sessions are aimed to be co-constructed which means that all involved in implementing future recommendations to be included and working together in achieving the best outcome possible for the child.

ASSESSMENT BREAKDOWN

Parents are often surprised about assessment costs. These are assessments are comprehensive, thorough and involve triangulation of lots of information, writing a lengthy report and research of evidence-base practice. Overall costs for an assessment range from $1200-2500 depending on needs and complexity of the assessment and referral question. This section aims to outline the costs in a broken down way so that it reflects the work undertaken during an assessment. The break downs below are typical assessment processes. It may be that depending on needs and contexts there are variations to these typical processes. The psychologist working with you will send you a break down of the assessment process after the initial consultation with the costs. You will be able to pay in instalments or in full. No report feedback will be provided until the totality of payments have been made.

Typical Assessment Process 1 – Cognitive and educational profiles

Initial consultation – $200- gather information, professional and school reports, developmental history, family and school context, concerns, needs and strengths

Assessment session – $400 – two hour session for a cognitive profile, scoring and interpretation

Assessment session – $400 – two hour session for a learning profile, scoring and interpretation

School Observation – $230 – gathering information in the school environment and consultation with the teacher/wellbeing coordinator/learning enhancement teacher

Additional questionnaires – $300 – administrative tasks and interpretation

Report writing – Reports bring all the information together in a detailed report, including recommendations for home and school. The assessment process may lead to diagnosis (es) or not. In all circumstances, the assessment will lead to the identification of needs and inform support needed in school, family and external services.

$500 when reporting on ‘one two hour assessment’ session and questionnaires

$700 – when reporting on more than ‘one two hour assessment’ session, questionnaires, consultations and observations

Feedback session – $200 – provide the report and explain the findings together with recommendations and next steps. This is an important part of the process as it helps formulate where to go next.

Typical Assessment Process 2 – Autism Assessment

Initial consultation – $200 – gather information, professional and school reports, developmental history, family and school context, concerns, needs and strengths

Assessment session – $400 – two hour session for a cognitive profile, scoring and interpretation

Assessment session – $200 – one hour play session or ADOS or Midgas assessment session

Assessment session – $200 – a parent based interview

A School Observation may be needed – $230 – gathering information in the school environment and consultation with the teacher/wellbeing coordinator/learning enhancement teacher

Additional questionnaires – $300 – administrative tasks and interpretation

*an additional learning achievement session may be needed depending on the referral request. Learning achievement assessment helps determine whether a child has challenges with reading, writing and maths. This is not measured in the cognitive profile assessment.

Report writing – Reports bring all the information together in a detailed report, including recommendations for home and school. The assessment process may lead to diagnosis (es) or not. In all circumstances, the assessment will lead to the identification of needs and inform support needed in school, family and external services.

$500 when reporting on ‘one two hour assessment’ session and questionnaires

$700 – when reporting on more than ‘one two hour assessment’ session, questionnaires, consultations and observations

Feedback session – $200 – provide the report and explain the findings together with recommendations and next steps. This is an important part of the process as it helps formulate where to go next.

Typical Assessment Process 3 – Learning profile and additional questionnaires

In some situations, a cognitive profile may have been done at school already or another clinic. We are more than happy to complement this assessment and add further information to this process.

Initial consultation – $200 – gather information, professional and school reports, developmental history, family and school context, concerns, needs and strengths

Assessment session – $400 – two hour session for a learning profile, scoring and interpretation

Additional questionnaires – $300 – administrative tasks and interpretation

Report writing – $500 – Reporting on ‘one two hour assessment’ bringing all the information together in a comprehensive and detailed report, including recommendations for home and school

Feedback session – $200 – provide the report and explain the findings together with recommendations and next steps

Typical Assessment Process 4 – Dyslexia, Dyscalculia, Dysgraphia

Initial consultation – $200- gather information, professional and school reports, developmental history, family and school context, concerns, needs and strengths

Assessment session – $400 – two hour session for a cognitive profile, scoring and interpretation

Assessment session – $400 – two hour session for a learning profile, scoring and interpretation

Additional session – $200 – An additional session may be required to gather further information regarding specific skills

Additional consultation – $200 – A consultation with school staff/teacher may be required

Additional questionnaires – $300 – administrative tasks and interpretation

Report writing – Reports bring all the information together in a detailed report, including recommendations for home and school. The assessment process may lead to diagnosis (es) or not. In all circumstances, the assessment will lead to the identification of needs and inform support needed in school, family and external services.

$500 when reporting on ‘one two hour assessment’ session and questionnaires

$700 – when reporting on more than ‘one two hour assessment’ session, questionnaires, consultations and observations

Feedback session – $200 – provide the report and explain the findings together with recommendations and next steps. This is an important part of the process as it helps formulate where to go next.

So that we can really understand your needs and get on the same boat,

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