Assessment

The Mind Body Practice provide assessments for a range of difficulties for school-age children. In addition to formally diagnosing developmental difficulties, our assessments also include information about an individual’s strengths, talents and interests so that support plans can be tailored to their particular goals and aspirations. The benefits allow the development of tailored interventions and supports that will help your child reach their full potential.

How do I book in for a clinical assessment?

Simply call us on 80917867 to book your child's assessment

Here at the Mind Body Practice, we proudly provide assessments for children and adolescents between the ages of 5 years to 15 years, with adult assessments coming in January 2022.

To book an assessment for yourself or your child, or to simply discuss if an assessment is right for you, please contact our friendly reception on (02) 8091 7867 at the Mind Body Practice. We are located in Parramatta CBD, Sydney.

A GP referral is not required.

Arranging a 50-minute initial discussion with an experienced psychologist is easy and affordable. Call today to find out how we can help optimise you or your child’s performance.

Which assessment is right for you?

At the Mind Body practice, we offer a wide range of gold standard psychometric and diagnostic assessments.

These include:
• Cognitive, educational, behavioural and developmental assessments.
• Autism Spectrum Disorder assessments. (Coming Soon)
• Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder assessments.

After the initial appointment with one of our experienced psychologists, recommendations about which assessments best meet you or your child’s needs will be provided.

How might a comprehensive assessment help?

A comprehensive assessment is often sought to investigate learning difficulties, emotional/behavioural concerns, for diagnosis and access to funding for supports.

Provide a diagnosis
• This may assist the individual in eligibility for appropriate funding or support from schools, universities, employment services and government initiatives (i.e., NDIS).

Explore what may be at the root of the individual’s emotional, behavioural, and educational difficulties.
• This assists in determining effective treatment options.

Identify the individual’s learning strengths and weaknesses in terms of:
• Cognitive abilities (i.e., working memory, processing speed); and
• Academic abilities (i.e., reading, writing, maths).

Explain results with feedback and a comprehensive written report, and provides individualised recommendations to best support the client’s needs, build on strengths and maximise potential.
• For a child: Can assist in the development of Individualised Educational Plans (IEPs) to best meet the child’s learning needs in the school environment.

What diagnoses do you offer assessments for?

These disorders can only be diagnosed through a comprehensive clinical assessment by qualified health professionals.

• Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
• Intellectual giftedness
• Specific learning disorders
• Intellectual disability
• Autism Spectrum Disorder (Coming Soon)

What are the common signs that warrant an assessment?

If you or your child have noticed one or more of these signs, this may indicate an assessment by a psychologist is warranted for further investigation.

• Difficulty following or understanding instructions
• Forgetfulness; disorganised or poor memory
• Decline in grades or work performance
• Struggles with learning, sometimes despite advanced skills
• High potential, but difficulty reaching it
• Frequent boredom, even when achieving
• Low confidence and stress when learning or working
• Difficulty making or maintaining friends.

Assessment Types

Our resources below provide in-depth information about the types of assessments we offer

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