Psychological Assessments

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Biala Peninsula provides a range of psychological assessments and reports for children aged 0-12 years. Psychological assessment and testing are used for many purposes, such as assessing and diagnosing conditions such as Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), Attention Deficit and Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), Cognitive Impairment, Specific Learning Disorders, Depression & Anxiety. In addition, an assessment can be used to:

  • Provide strategies and recommendations to support children in their home environment, in the classroom and in community settings;
  • Access funding under the NDIS;
  • Inform goal setting and therapy.

Assessments typically include

Initial consultation:
Background information and concerns are gathered from the child’s parent/caregiver (and teacher, when relevant).

Assessments are conducted with child in the clinic. Questionnaires or checklists may also be completed by the parent/caregiver and teacher.

Psychological Report:
A comprehensive psychological assessment report will be written by the Psychologist, including results, recommendations & strategies, and relevant diagnosis.

The Psychologist provides feedback to the parent/caregiver (and educational setting, if relevant) regarding their child’s result, discusses recommendations, and answers any questions and concerns that arise.

Biala offers the following psychological assessments

Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) (including Speech Assessment):
Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), is a lifelong, neurodevelopmental condition, which typically appears before the age of three and affects how a person interacts with and makes sense of the world around them. Indicative cost from $2,530.

Attention Deficit and Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD):
ADHD is a neurodevelopmental disorder featuring inattention, distractibility, hyperactivity and impulsivity, which can affect a number of brain functions, as well as learning and social interactions. Indicative cost from $1,290.

Cognitive and Educational Assessments

Cognitive Assessment:
Cognitive assessments examine a child’s thinking, learning, remembering and use of judgment and language. Indicative cost from $1,180.

Specific Learning Disorder:
Specific learning disorders refer to range of conditions that impact on a child’s ability to develop reading, writing and/or mathematical computational or problem-solving skills. Indicative cost from $1,500.

Educational Assessment:
Identification of classroom teaching and learning strategies based on reading, writing and mathematical strengths and challenges. Indicative cost from $1,500.

Other assessments are available (i.e., Depression & Anxiety):
Depression & anxiety in younger children may look different than in adults and can show in several ways, including being cranky and irritable, having trouble concentrating & learning and finding it difficult to make friends. For an indicative cost, please discuss with the psychologist during the intake process.


Assessment fees will be determined in consultation with you and the assessing practitioner prior to the first scheduled appointment and a quote will be provided. The fees will cover the time required to complete the relevant assessment including initial appointment, testing appointment(s), scoring/interpreting, report writing and feedback session.

Pricing is charged at the hourly rate of the assessing practitioner. You may be entitled to a rebate through your private health fund or Medicare. Some assessments may also be covered under NDIS.

To find out more

If you would like to find out more about our psychological assessment services and how we can support your child, please contact our reception on (03) 5975 1820 or complete the contact form below and we will contact you. If you are an existing client, you may also want to speak to your Biala Therapist / Early Childhood Practitioner.

For further information about NDIS, our services, and how we may be able to help you, please contact us.

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