ADHD / LEARNING ASSESSMENTS FOR CHILDREN

We offer comprehensive learning /educational assessments for children which cover a range of diagnoses including ADHD and specific learning difficulties (eg: dyslexia, dyscalculia). 

 

These assessments provide valuable information for the child, parents, teachers and caregivers regarding difficulties that may be impacting on the child's learning or development.

 

As a result of a learning / educational assessment, our psychologists can diagnose:

  • Specific learning difficulties such as dyslexia, dysgraphia, dyscalculia (problems with reading, spelling, writing, maths)

  • Attention and memory difficulties (eg: ADHD)

  • Intellectual disability

  • Intellectual giftedness

What does the assessment involve?

The assessment process is generally conducted over a 3-4 week period and consists of:

  • An initial session with the child's parent/s only, to discuss relevant background information and ascertain whether an assessment is appropriate

  • 2 assessment sessions with the child, which run for approximately 1.5 - 2 hours each

  • A feedback session in which a comprehensive assessment report is provided and feedback about the assessment results and any diagnosis is given to parents and children.

Will the psychologist provide a diagnosis?

Yes. If your child meets the required criteria for a specific diagnosis.

 

How much does an assessment cost?

The fee for a learning / educational assessment is $2200 which includes the assessment sessions, a comprehensive written report and feedback session. There are no Medicare rebates for learning / educational assessments.

 

Please note, full pre-payment of the assessment fee is required.

How do I arrange an assessment my child?

You do not need a referral to book an assessment. Simply call our reception on 9456 0411 or email: info@amherstpsychology.com.au