Psychological Assessments offered at Sunyata Psychology

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Psychological Assessments offered at Sunyata Psychology

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1. Cognitive (IQ) Assessments for Adults and Children

Consists of:

  • Pre-assessment questionnaire which is to be completed online before the first session
  • A 50-minute initial information-gathering session in the clinic on a Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday
  • Cognitive (IQ) assessment in the clinic – around 2 hours on a Monday morning
  • Results interpretation and report writing completed by the psychologist
  • A 50-minute feedback session to explain the report and the recommendations in the clinic on a Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday

Fees: 6 to 8 hours in total = ($1284.84 to $1715.28)

2. Intellectual Disability Assessments for Adults and Children

Consists of:

  • Pre-assessment questionnaire which is to be completed online before the first session
  • A 50-minute initial information-gathering session in the clinic on a Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday
  • Cognitive (IQ) assessment in the clinic – around 2 hours on a Monday morning
  • Online psychometrics which are to be completed by the person being assessed and/or someone who knows them best (e.g., teacher, parent or sibling)
  • Results interpretation and report writing completed by the psychologist
  • A 50-minute feedback session to explain the report and the recommendations in the clinic on a Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday

Fees: 8 to 10 hours in total = ($1715.28 – $2144.10)

3. Giftedness Assessments for Adults and Children

Consists of:

  • Pre-assessment questionnaire which is to be completed online before the first session
  • A 50-minute initial information-gathering session in the clinic on a Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday
  • Cognitive (IQ) assessment in the clinic – around 2 hours on a Monday morning
  • Online psychometrics which are to be completed by the person being assessed and/or someone who knows them best depending on their age (e.g. teacher, parent).
  • Results interpretation and report writing completed by the psychologist
  • A 50-minute feedback session to explain the report and the recommendations in the clinic on a Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday

Fees: 8 to 10 hours in total = ($1715.28 – $2144.10)

4. Specific Learning Disorder Assessment (tests for dyslexia, dyscalculia, dysgraphia)

Consists of:

  • Pre-assessment questionnaire which is to be completed online before the first session
  • A 50-minute initial information-gathering session in the clinic on a Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday
  • Cognitive (IQ) assessment in the clinic – around 2 hours on a Monday morning
  • Achievement Assessment – around 2 hours in the clinic on a Monday morning
  • Results interpretation and report writing completed by the psychologist
  • A 50-minute feedback session to explain the report and the recommendations in the clinic on a Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday

Fees: 10 to 12 hours in total = ($2144.10 – $2572.92)

5. Comprehensive ADHD Assessments for Adults

This assessment is considered comprehensive due to the inclusion of the cognitive (IQ) assessment which provides a clearer indication of individual strengths and weaknesses in cognitive functioning. This will help the individual better understand their cognitive profile and receive corresponding recommendations for support suited to this.

Consists of:

  • Pre-assessment questionnaire to be completed online before the first session
  • A 50-minute initial information gathering session in the clinic on a Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday
  • Online psychometrics to be completed by the person being assessed and someone who knows them best (e.g. partner, parent, sibling, best friend)
  • Diagnostic Assessment Session – 1-2 hours in the clinic on a Monday morning
  • Cognitive (IQ) assessment in the clinic – around 2 hours on a Monday morning
  • Results interpretation and report writing completed by the psychologist
  • A 50-minute feedback session to explain the report and the recommendations in the clinic on a Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday

Fees: 10 to 12 hours in total = ($2144.10 – $2572.92)

Note: ADHD does not attract funding from the NDIS

6. Comprehensive ADHD Assessments for Children

This assessment is considered comprehensive due to the inclusion of the cognitive (IQ) assessment which provides a clearer indication of individual strengths and weaknesses in cognitive functioning. This will help the individual better understand their cognitive profile and receive corresponding recommendations for support suited to this.

Consists of:

  • Pre-assessment questionnaire to be completed online before the first session
  • A 50-minute initial information gathering session in the clinic on a Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday
  • Online psychometrics to be completed by the person being assessed and/or someone who knows them best depending on the (e.g. teacher, parent, sibling).
  • Cognitive (IQ) assessment in the clinic – around 2 hours on a Monday morning
  • Diagnostic Assessment Session – 1-2 hours in the clinic on a Monday morning
  • Results interpretation and report writing completed by the psychologist
  • A 50-minute feedback session in the clinic on a Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday

Fees: 10 to 12 hours in total = ($2144.10 – $2572.92)

Note: ADHD does not attract funding from the NDIS.

7. Comprehensive Autism Assessments

The Assessment Process Includes:

Pre-Assessment Questionnaires: You will be asked to complete a range of online questionnaires prior to your initial consultation so your psychologist has as much information as possible ahead of time and we can get straight to work when you attend your initial appointment!

Initial Consultation: A 1 hour initial consultation with the parent or primary caregiver is completed. Where possible, we would also love to meet with your child, even if this is only for a brief chat at the beginning or end of this appointment. However, we offer this appointment as a primarily parent only session to ensure you are able to talk freely and openly about what has been going on for your child without them present.

The primary goal of this consultation is to obtain background information that helps us better understand your child and their current strengths and challenges. During this appointment, we are deciding if we need to continue with further assessment of your child, and what our next best steps might be. If the psychologist believes that your child needs further assessment, you will move onto the next step of the process. Sometimes however, this is not necessary and the psychologist may make other recommendations for your child. If it is suspected that your child has a specific learning disorder or a global developmental delay, these will need to be assessed and diagnosed first, as a lack of understanding about how these challenges impact your child’s development may result in an inaccurate diagnosis.

Clinical Interview: A 2 hour clinical interview is completed with the primary caregiver or parent. This is completed using a gold standard structured interview called the Autism Diagnostic Interview – Revised (ADI-R). Your child does not attend this appointment.

Autism Assessment: Your child will then return to our clinic for their assessment. We will use the Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule (ADOS-2), which is a gold standard diagnostic tool used to assess and diagnose autism across a range of ages and developmental levels. This assessment is completed with the child alone and takes approximately 1-2 hours to complete.

Scoring and Report Writing: The psychologist will then interpret and score the assessment and prepare a comprehensive report detailing the results, any diagnoses, and recommendations.

Feedback session: You will then return to the clinic for a final 50 minute feedback session, where you will be given a copy of the report and have a chance to talk about the results. This is an opportunity for you to ask any questions and discuss support for your child moving forward.

Fees:

Initial Consultation: $214.41 to be paid upfront on the day of your first appointment

Assessment Fees: 11 hours in total = $2358.51

Total Cost = $2572.92

8. Comprehensive Clinical Diagnostic Clarification Assessment for Adults

The Assessment Process Includes:

A battery of psychometric tests compiled specifically for the individual to assess and diagnose mental health conditions. These assessments help to clarify and gauge symptoms related to mental health concerns such as mood and anxiety, trauma-related conditions, personality functioning including the presence or absence of a personality disorder, and determine the impact of any mental health conditions on daily life to guide treatment planning.

Pre-assessment questionnaire to be completed online before the first session

A 50-minute comprehensive clinical interview and history gathering session in the clinic on a Friday to determine the assessments required

Online psychometrics to be completed by the person being assessed and someone who knows them best (e.g. partner, parent, sibling, best friend)

Diagnostic assessment session in the clinic – 2-3 hours on a Friday

Subsequent diagnostic assessment session in the clinic – 1-2 hours on a Friday if required

Review of available relevant medical, health and occupation/school records
Interpretation and clinical analysis of all information provided
Preparation of a brief formal report with a diagnosis (if determined)

A 50-minute feedback session to explain the report and the recommendations in the clinic on a FridayEach assessment is unique and tailored to the individual and the purpose and goals of the assessment.

Fees operate on an hourly rate of $250 for Clinical Psychology assessment services. Following the pre-assessment questionnaire and 50-minute clinical interview, you will be provided with your specific clinical assessment needs and an estimate of costs will be provided to you.A costing agreement will be prepared for your approval prior to commencing the assessment process. A deposit will be required to schedule time for your assessment and full payment will be required to book the feedback session and release the report.

Estimate of fees: 8 to 12 hours in total = ($2,000 – $3,000)

Fees

All assessments are charged at the rate of $214.41 per hour. Different assessments require different amounts of testing. Therefore, the hours required for testing, interpretation, collating and writing can vary the cost. Further, some presentations are more complicated which can make the assessments take longer. The hours and costs given below each assessment are estimates. It is possible some assessments will take less time and cost less accordingly. However, you will not be charged more than the highest estimated fee.

 

There are options to pay the fees in instalments.

Example payment plan 1:

  • Pay $214.41 the day before the first session
  • Pay $428.82 the day before the first testing session
  • Pay $428.82 the day before the second testing session (if a second testing session is required)
  • Wait until the report is written to find out the cost depending on the hours taken
  • Pay the remainder of the fee, plus the fee for the final feedback session, which could range from $1070.70 to $1498.98, in weekly or fortnightly instalments
  • Or pay the remainder in total
  • Book the final feedback session once all payments have been finalised to receive the report and its explanation

Example payment plan 2:

  • Pay weekly or fortnightly instalments of $214.41 or $428.82 from the date you are placed on the waiting list so the report is paid for by the time assessment has commenced

Note: All outstanding fees must be finalised before the final feedback session and you are given a copy of the report. You will receive a paper copy of the report during the feedback session and a digital PDF will be emailed to you that afternoon. You are free to provide copies to your school.