Cognitive Assessments

Cognitive
Return to Work
Educational & Learning
Developmental
Diagnostic

Scope of Assessments

A cognitive assessment can provide information about a person’s capacities across a broad range of abilities, including strengths and areas for improvement. In seeking a cognitive assessment, you can gather a better understanding of you or your child’s cognitive abilities. This provides clients, parents, health professionals and/or teachers with the information they need to manage and best support you or your child.

Anxiety House Brisbane offers a range of quality and evidence-based psychological assessments for children, adolescents, and adults and prides itself on providing accurate and relevant assessments and feedback, including comprehensive written reports at the completion of your assessment. Cognitive assessments should not be approached with a “one-size-fits-all” approach. Your assessing Psychologist will choose a specific set of tests that suit the individual client, depending on a range of factors including age, background history and reason for referral.

Common reasons for referral:

  • Diagnostic clarification for a range of mental health (e.g. anxiety) or learning disorders (e.g. dyslexia)
  • Test of adaptive functioning for NDIS funding
  • Test for giftedness or academic difficulties
  • Hyperactivity and distractibility impacting on learning and functioning
  • Memory and recall difficulties
  • School based referrals due to difficulties with academia
  • Social and emotional issues

By undergoing a psychological assessment, psychologists are able to produce treatment plans and tailored coping strategies that can support clients in gaining a greater understanding of their cognitive behaviours and the way they approach issues in their school/work, family, and social life.

Cognitive
Return to Work
Educational & Learning
Developmental
Diagnostic

Scope of Assessments

A cognitive assessment can provide information about a person’s capacities across a broad range of abilities, including strengths and areas for improvement. In seeking a cognitive assessment, you can gather a better understanding of you or your child’s cognitive abilities. This provides clients, parents, health professionals and/or teachers with the information they need to manage and best support you or your child.

Anxiety House Brisbane offers a range of quality and evidence-based psychological assessments for children, adolescents, and adults and prides itself on providing accurate and relevant assessments and feedback, including comprehensive written reports at the completion of your assessment. Cognitive assessments should not be approached with a “one-size-fits-all” approach. Your assessing Psychologist will choose a specific set of tests that suit the individual client, depending on a range of factors including age, background history and reason for referral.

Common reasons for referral:

  • Diagnostic clarification for a range of mental health (e.g. anxiety) or learning disorders (e.g. dyslexia)
  • Test of adaptive functioning for NDIS funding
  • Test for giftedness or academic difficulties
  • Hyperactivity and distractibility impacting on learning and functioning
  • Memory and recall difficulties
  • School based referrals due to difficulties with academia
  • Social and emotional issues

By undergoing a psychological assessment, psychologists are able to produce treatment plans and tailored coping strategies that can support clients in gaining a greater understanding of their cognitive behaviours and the way they approach issues in their school/work, family, and social life.

Anxiety House Brisbane offers the following types of assessment


Cognitive Assessments

Cognitive assessments (or sometimes called intelligence testing) are used to determine an individual’s general thinking and reasoning abilities, also known as intellectual functioning or IQ. It explores a person’s intelligence, executive functioning, adaptive functioning, and memory and learning capacities. Results can assist in the diagnosis of intellectual disabilities/giftedness, but also learning difficulties and other mental health disorders.


Diagnostic and Developmental Assessments

Diagnostic and developmental assessments can clarify the accuracy of a diagnosis provided, assess for developmental issues, behavioural problems, learning difficulties and psychological difficulties. It can also provide information about current level of functioning, strengths and areas for improvement, and provide recommendations to assist with development, learning and behaviour.


Education and Learning Assessments

Education and learning assessments are used to determine an individual’s academic/learning ability. This often consists of a cognitive assessment and achievement test. Results can assist with identifying an individual’s strengths/weaknesses in academic abilities, assist in exploring overall learning needs, help develop strategies and recommendations, and examine if an individual is struggling with a specific learning difficulty such as Dyslexia, Dysgraphia and/or Dyscalculia.


Return to Work Assessments

A return to work assessment can offer an in-depth psychological evaluation of your ability to carry out work in a safe and effective manner for both you and your employer. It also allows for recommendations that make it easier for you to return to work and that support you to carry out your job.

Referral requirements

Referrals can be made by relevant medical school or allied health professionals. A referral letter is required for all assessment requests.

The following information is required:

  • Demographic information
  • The reason for the referral
  • Current medication
  • Other investigations and treatment providers

Clinicians we recommend

Meera Lakhani

Educational and Developmental Psychology

FEES

  • ASD Initial Screener – $470

    • Initial interview w/ Parent (1hr) = $210
    • Administration and scoring of standardised questionnaires = $50
    • Report preparation & recommendations = $210

    ASD Assessment (Child) – $1940

    • 2-hour ADI-R interview w/ parent = $420
    • 2-hour cognitive assessment = $420
    • 1-hour child assessment (ADOS-2) = $210
    • Administration & completion of standardised questionnaires = $50
    • 1-hour feedback session = $210
    • Scoring, interpretation & report preparation = $630

    ASD Assessment (Adult) – $1730

    • 1-hour initial interview = $210
    • 2-hour cognitive assessment = $420
    • 1-hour adult assessment (ADOS-2) = $210
    • Completion of standardised questionnaires = $50
    • 1-hour feedback session = $210
    • Scoring, interpreting and report preparation = $630
  • ADHD Assessment – $1520

    • 1-hour initial interview = $210
    • 2-hour WISC-V or WAIS-IV assessment = $420
    • Completion of standardised questionnaires = $50
    • 1-hour feedback session = $210
    • Scoring, interpretation, and report preparation = $630
    • Other assessments as determined by clinician = $210/hr
  • Specific Learning Disorder – $1940

    • 1-hour initial interview = $210
    • 2-hour WISC-V or WAIS-IV assessment = $420
    • 2-hour WIAT-III assessment = $420
    • Completion of standardised questionnaires = $50
    • 1-hour feedback session = $210
    • Scoring, interpretation and report preparation = $630
  • Intellectual Ability/Disability Assessment – $1520

    • 1-hour initial interview = $210
    • 2-hour WISC-V or WAIS-IV assessment = $420
    • Completion of standardised questionnaires = $50
    • 1-hour feedback session = $210
    • Scoring, interpretation and report preparation = $630

FUNDING AND REBATES

NDIS

Participants of the NDIS can use their self-managed or plan-managed Improved Daily Living budget to fund assessments.

Private Health Insurance

Clients may be able to claim a rebate from their private health insurer once full fee payment has been made to Anxiety House Brisbane.

We encourage private health insurance clients to touch base with their provider to check whether their policy covers assessment services.

Work Cover

Anxiety House Brisbane is a registered provider with WorkCover Queensland.

Medicare

Medicare rebates are not available for cognitive assessments.

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Note: Our clinic is not a crisis service so please call Lifeline (13 11 14) or the Suicide Call-back Service (1300 659 467) for support if you are feeling suicidal. In an emergency, please dial 000.

Interested in joining our team at Anxiety House Brisbane (AHB)?

    • Masters and/or Doctorate in Clinical Psychology
    • Eligible for registration with AHPRA as an endorsed “Clinical Psychologist” or eligibility for the clinical psychology registrar program
    • Eligible for Medicare registration
    • Professional indemnity insurance
    • Clinical supervision
    • Supportive team environment
    • Peer mentoring
    • Modern refurnished consulting rooms
    • Stream of referrals
    • Psychiatry input with our sister practice Oxford Clinic
    • On site educational and developmental assessments
    • Full-time on-site reception services
    • Internet
    • Company email
    • Practice management software
    • Continued professional development offerings as a team
    • Marketing service
    • Private practice mentoring
    • Career development and company progression
    • Free training in OCRD and Eating Disorders
    • Working in a well-established clinic with a solid reputation
    • Be part of a larger organisation with sister clinics in Brisbane (double CPD)
    • Attractive remuneration
    • Ability to develop your skills within niche areas
    • Paid Clinical Registrar Program
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