Some Assessments are scary
Not this one.
Our Autism Spectrum Disorder (ADOS) assessments are designed to help you succeed.
If you feel that an ADOS Assessment could help explain why you or your child are struggling with reading, writing, or spelling, we’ll guide you through an assessment that you absolutely cannot fail.
Your assessment will help you discover:
- What’s getting between you and learning success
- How your brain likes to learn
- How to feed your brain information in ways it loves to process
- Why some skills come easily to you, and some don’t
Our team is trained to work with clients who identify with neurodiversity, gender identification and Autistic Spectrum Disorder (ASD), Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), learning difficulties, or educational developmental delays.
We receive high numbers of referrals for Psychoeducational and Autism Assessments and client-centred counselling services.
A learning disorders assessment can help unmask your difficulty
As humans, we’re hardwired learners, but learning is daunting and challenging for some of us.
We offer autism tests for adults and children.
We can also assess you or your child for a range of other learning difficulties and disorders, including:
- Dyslexia and Attention Deficit and Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD).
- Personality disorders
- Intellectual disabilities
An assessment may also help to separate a specific condition or disorder from issues linked to anxiety or readiness for school
Our comprehensive report can help you get the support they need.
If your teenager is preparing for VCE or Higher Education, a learning needs assessment may help them meet Special Support Examination Requirements or access equitable learning services.
If you’re an NDIS Participant, your assessment fee may be covered under the Capacity Building section of your NDIS Plan.
An assessment can tell you ‘how you are smart.’
Knowing ‘how you are smart’ is powerful information.
It can identify your talents and strengths and help you decide:
- How and what to study
- What kind of work may make the most of your abilities
- How to turn your interests into a fulfilling career
We don’t do ‘one size fits all’ assessments. Your psychologist will tailor your assessment and the tools to suit your needs.
Depending on your needs, we can complete your assessment in one session or several sessions over a longer period. Sessions can take up to 2 hours.
Step 1. Talking about your experience and concerns
We’ll begin by talking about your own or your child’s development and experience as a learner.
Tell us where you see strengths and stumbling blocks.
Step 2. Assessing your skills
Based on what we discover in our discussion, we’ll assess a range of skills, including:
- Visual and verbal problem solving
- Remembering and processing information
- Reading, writing and maths skills
Step 3 Evaluating and reporting
You’ll meet with your assessing psychologist to get detailed feedback and a comprehensive, easy-to-read report. We schedule this session for between two and three weeks after your assessment.
Assessments cost $2,500 (plus GST on the report component).
Need more information? Just ask us.
Cancelling and rescheduling
We make meticulous preparations for your assessment appointment. If you need to reschedule the date or time, please give us at least 48 hours notice.
Cancellations or changes within 48 hours will incur a $428.82 fee added to your assessment cost.
Three reasons to get an assessment
Knowledge is power
Understanding how you learn helps you master what to learn.
Diagnose your difficulty
Understanding why you struggle can help you focus on finding solutions.
Find an ally
We don’t believe in labels and limits. We’ll work with you to help you realise your potential, whatever your assessment reveals.
My child has autism. Is there funding support for learning assessments and therapy?
You may be eligible for support from one of these Australian government initiatives:
- The Helping Children with Autism (HCWA) package supports children aged 0 – 6 years with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and their families and carers
- FaHCSIA (Department of Families, Housing, Community Services, and Indigenous Affairs), a federal government body, has funding available for children diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) or Pervasive Developmental Delay (PDD)
Does NDIS funding cover psychology services?
If you’re an NDIS participant diagnosed with psychosocial disabilities, you may be eligible to include Psychology Services in your NDIS plan. Psychology is covered in the support category “Improved Daily Living Skills” in your plan’s Capacity Building section.
What happens in an assessment?
You and your psychologist discuss your history and experience.
Then your psychologist will ask you to answer a series of standardised questions, sometimes on an iPad, sometimes using pen and paper.
With supervision and support from Cindy, our principal psychologist, your psychologist will work out what everything means.
We produce an easy-to-read report. When your report is ready, you and your psychologist will meet to give you feedback, discuss the report and answer your questions.
The Boutique Psychology team is trained to support you in dealing with learning difficulties and educational or developmental delays.
We offer empathetic, skilful Psychoeducational and Autism Assessments for clients who identify as neurodiverse.
Comfort zone feeling anything but comfortable? Step out of it and talk to us.
We acknowledge the traditional owners of the land on which we operate, the Bunurong People of the Kulin Nation.
You are welcome here. We proudly provide equality of service and care to all patients, regardless of age, disability, gender identity, race, religion or belief, income, or sexual orientation.
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