Psychological Assessments offered at Sunyata Psychology

null

Note: Sunyata Psychology does not offer assessments for Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). Some of the assessments below will include screeners for ASD if there are indicators of the disorder. However, if this is suspected during the first session that ASD is present, it is more than likely that your psychologist will refer you to another clinic that does offer ASD assessments. We recommend Marsden Clinical Psychology.

Psychological Assessments offered at Sunyata Psychology

null

Note: Sunyata Psychology does not offer assessments for Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). Some of the assessments below will include screeners for ASD if there are indicators of the disorder. However, if this is suspected during the first session that ASD is present, it is more than likely that your psychologist will refer you to another clinic that does offer ASD assessments. We recommend Marsden Clinical Psychology.

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.

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.