SERVICES such as Learning Difficulties, ADHD, ADD,

Giftedness, IQ testing, psychometric assessments

Psych Support Assessment Services (PSAS) offers a complete range of services including:

  • Comprehensive Psychometric assessments for all ages (2 years of age to adulthood)
  • IQ and achievement testing for all ages (2 years of age to adulthood)
  • Specific cognitive and educational assessments for adults
  • School Readiness assessments
  • Individual counselling and therapy
  • Appointments in consulting rooms, telephone consultations, skype consultations and home (in some locations only as appropriate)
  • Family therapy
  • School consultations as appropriate
  • Workshops/Seminars on a range of topics in schools, preschools and other organisations

Andrew uses an eclectic approach to counselling. Some techniques used by Andrew include Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and Narrative Therapy.


Some common reasons for assessment include:

  • Testing for Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
  • Testing for Specific Learning Difficulties
  • Testing for Intellectual Difficulties
  • Testing for Giftedness
  • Testing for School Readiness
  • Testing for Gifted  Learning Difficulties profiles
  • Testing for a specific reading difficulty (also known as dyslexia)
  • Testing for Special Provisions
  • Screening assessments for Asperger’s Disorder / Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD)
  • Basic Vocational and Personality assessments
  • Specific Behaviour Management strategies
  • Testing for Oppositional Defiant Disorder (ODD)
  • Parenting strategies
  • Assessment and treatment of specific twin issues or ‘twibling rivalry’ concerns
  • Anxiety and phobia issues                                                               
  • Anger, frustration and stress management                                                                                        
  • Self-esteem concerns
  • Bullying
  • Attention and self regulation problems
  • Family break down
  • Study skills, time management and organisational strategies                                                                                                                              

A full Educational Assessment or Psychometric Assessment usually includes:

  •  IQ/Cognitive Test (investigating your child’s cognitive potential and strengths and weaknesses). Some examples of the assessment tools used include:
    • Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children (WISC-IV) 
    • Wechsler Preschool and Primary Scale of Intelligence (WPPSI-III) 
    • Wechsler Adult Intelligence Scales (WAIS-III & IV); Stanford Binet Intelligence Scale (SB-IV & V)
  •  Achievement Testing (tests of reading, phonological awareness, spelling and arithmetic). Some examples of tests used include:
    • Neale Analysis of Reading Ability
    • WIAT-II 
    • South Australian Spelling Test
    • Woodcock Reading Mastery Test 
    • Wide Range Achievement test (WRAT3 & 4)
  •  Rating Questionnaires and Behaviour rating scales - investigating issues such as concentration and inattention (ADD/ADHD); motor hyperactivity/impulsiveness; reading problems; cognitive deficits/linguistic comprehension, behaviour, anxiety, social skills, linguistic comprehension; and social skills and competence.
  • Interveiw with parent(s) / caregivers (discussing your child's and family's background and history, previous assessments, etc) 
  • Follow-up consultation via phone or skype (limited to 15 minutes)

The full educational and cognitive assessments (commonly referred to as a psychometric assessment) includes an interview with parent(s)/guardians as well as a brief follow-up via a phone consultation to discuss the results. A follow-up appointment in the rooms can also be arranged at the hourly rate to discuss the results and implications arising from the report. Factors such as your child's attention, learning style, motivation, focus, impulsivity, social skills etc are observed during the assessment and add a lot of valuable information.


These rating questionnaires are often completed by parents/guardians and/or teachers.

Assessments can be administered from the age of 2 years old up to adulthood.


 

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