Cognitive & Psychoeducational Assessments Australia
We provide cognitive assessments online and psychoeducational assessment testing online via Telehealth videolink for children aged 6+ years, adolescents and adults across Australia.
In addition to testing for intellectual disability and giftedness, our psychologists assess specific learning disorders (sometimes referred to as specific learning disabilities) including:
- Dyslexia – A specific learning disorder in reading.
- Dysgraphia – A specific learning disorder in written expression.
- Dyscalculia – A specific learning difficulty in mathematics.
Why might an individual require a cognitive or psychoeducational assessment?
- A child is having academic difficulties at school and you are concerned about their progress
- A child dislikes certain aspects of the curriculum and finds them hard e.g. reading or spelling
- The child is going very well at school and may be bored
- The individual has difficulty understanding and following instructions
- The individual is easily distracted and cannot stay on tasks for a long period of time
- The individual is hyperactive, restless and cannot sit still
- The individual is experiencing social and/or emotional difficulties (e.g. is anxious in new environments, has difficulty making friends)
What to expect during an online assessment
Any background questionnaires will be sent for completion prior to the assessment date. An assessment time will be arranged and a link will be sent on the day of the assessment to access the online session.
Assessment times will vary depending on the type of assessment but we would normally allow approximately 2 hours as a general rule. We would expect you to be in a quiet, private and undisturbed area during the assessment for optimum performance, as well as for privacy and confidentiality purposes.
Cognitive and Psychoeducational Testing Fees
Cognitive strengths and weakness testing with WISC-5, 6+ years
Cognitive testing with WISC-5 for giftedness, 6+ years
Psychoeducational Testing for Specific Learning Disorders in Children
Psychoeducational testing for Specific learning disorders including impairment in Reading (Dyslexia), Writing (Dysgraphia) or Mathematics (Dyscalculalia) with WISC-5 and WIAT-3. Testing includes a Behavioural Rating Scale for teachers and parents. 6+ years
Specific Learning Disorder Testing (dyslexia, dyscalculia, dysgraphia) Assessments for Adults
Psychoeducational testing for Specific learning disorders including impairment in Reading (Dyslexia), Writing (Dysgraphia) or Mathematics (Dyscalculalia) for adults
Intellectual Disability Assessment
Intellectual Disability Assessment with WISC-5 and Vineland adaptive scales, for children and adolescents 6 – 16 years
Intellectual Disability assessment with WAIS-4 and ABAS-3, 16+ years
To book an online cognitive or psychoeducational assessement with one of our psychologists please contact us.
What is Dyslexia?
Dyslexia is a specific learning disability that is neurological in origin. It is characterised by difficulties with accurate and/or fluent word recognition and by poor spelling and decoding abilities. These difficulties typically result from a deficit in the phonological component of language that is often unexpected in relation to other cognitive abilities and the provision of effective classroom instruction. Secondary consequences may include problems in reading comprehension and reduced reading experience that can impede the growth of vocabulary and background knowledge.
What is Dysgraphia?
Dysgraphia is a specific learning disability that is neurological in origin. It is characterised by difficulties with accurate and/or fluent written expression and by poor spelling and handwriting skills. These ongoing delays in writing are often unexpected in relation to other cognitive abilities and the provision of effective classroom instruction.
What is Dyscalculia?
Dyscalculia can be defined as a condition that affects the ability to acquire arithmetical skills. Learners with dyscalculia may have difficulty understanding simple number concepts, lack of intuitive grasp of numbers, and have problems learning number facts and procedures. Even if they produce a correct answer or use a correct method, they may do so mechanically and without confidence.