Cognitive,

Educational/Learning

Diagnostic/developmental

& Return to Work

SCOPE OF ASSESSMENTS

The decision to seek an assessment is often varied and personal to the individual. At AHB we provide quality-evidenced based assessments to children (6+), adolescents, and adults.

Common reasons clients are referred for assessment include:

  • Diagnostic clarification – mental health (e.g. anxiety) vs learning disorder (e.g. dyslexia)
  • Testing to clarify intellectual and adaptive functioning for NDIS funding
  • Intelligent children who are engaging in excessive avoidant behaviour at school
  • Distractibility and hyperactivity which is interfering with functioning
  • Issue with memory retention and recall
  • Communication from school highlighting disparity between potential and performance.
  • The above issues contributing to social and emotional issues

AHB provides assessments for the following areas

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Cognitive

e.g. intelligence, executive functioning, learning & memory

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Educational/Learning

e.g. dyslexia, maths disorder

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Diagnostic/developmental

e.g. ADHD, Autism Spectrum Disorder

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Return to Work

e.g. clarify cognitive strengths & weaknesses after brain injury

Referral Requirements

A written referral from a medical, allied health or educational professional is required.

Once a referral has been received, AHB will contact you to discuss booking the initial appointment.

Fees

ASD Assessments (6yrs plus)

(available January 2021)

ASD Initial Screener $470

  • 1-hour initial interview (parent) ($210)
  • Administration/completion of standardised questionnaires ($50)
  • Report preparation & recommendations ($210)

ASD Assessment (child) $1940

  • 2-hours ADI-R interview (parent) ($420)
  • 2-hours 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-hours Cognitive Assessment ($420)
  • 1-hour adult assessment ADOS-2 ($210)
  • Completion of standardised questionnaires ($50)
  • 1-hour feedback session ($210)
  • Scoring, interpretation & report preparation ($630)

ADHD Assessments (6yrs plus)

ADHD Assessment $1520

  • 1-hour initial interview ($210)
  • 2-hours assessment WISC-V or WAIS-IV ($420)
  • Completion of standardised questionnaires ($50)
  • 1-hour feedback session ($210)
  • Scoring, interpretation & report preparation ($630)
  • Other assessment determined by clinician at the time ($210 per hr)

Specific Learning Disorders (6yrs plus)

Specific Learning Disorder $1940

  • 1-hour initial interview ($210)
  • 2-hours assessment WISC-V or WAIS-IV ($420)
  • 2-hours assessment WIAT-III ($420)
  • Completion of standardised questionnaires ($50)
  • 1-hour feedback session ($210)
  • Scoring, interpretation & report preparation ($630)

Cognitive Assessments (6-90 years)

Intellectual Ability/Disability Assessment $1520

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

Funding and Rebates

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

Medicare: Medicare rebates are not available for cognitive assessments.

Private Health Insurance: Clients may be able to claim a rebate from their private health insurer after full payment is made to AHB after certain criteria are met (e.g., client’s policy covers assessment services).

WorkCover: AHB a registered provider with WorkCover QLD.

The Clinician We Recommend Is

Educational and Developmental Psychology Registrar

Meera is a general psychologist with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency and is currently completing her endorsement in the area of Educational and Developmental Psychology. She is a warm and empathetic Psychologist, with experience supporting clients across the lifespan who are suffering from anxiety and other mental health difficulties.

She has worked across a variety of settings including university psychology clinics, private practices, public hospital psychology services, schools and rural towns within Queensland. Meera specifically enjoys working with adolescents, young adults and their families. Meera has a passion for early intervention and often utilises attachment theory within her psychological practice. She also uses evidence-based therapies such as CBT and ACT. Meera has experience conducting a range of assessments for individuals across the lifespan. These are inclusive of cognitive, learning, attention and concentration and autism assessments.

Meera is trained in the use of the ADOS-2. Meera works closely with her clients to understand their goals before creating a plan to achieve their goals. Meera works in conjunction with her clients to help them identify areas of strength and difficulty and often collaborates with any relevant stakeholders, to maximise positive outcomes for her clients.

Meera Lakhani

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