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For parents | ASSESSMENTS

PSYCHOLOGICAL
ASSESSMENTS

We offer a broad range of assessments at our Quirky Kid clinics in Sydney and Wollongong. With close to two decades of clinical experience, we have a strong reputation for specialising in evidence-based assessments and providing expert care and support.

Paediatricians, general practitioners (GPs), school counsellors and parents commonly refer young clients to our friendly child psychologists for an accurate clinical formulation. We’ve helped more than 7000 families improve their mental health and wellbeing since 2007.

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Tests and Assessments

Assessments can be daunting, so we work hard to offer a welcoming space that will make you and your child feel comfortable as the therapeutic journey begins.

Behavioural Assessments

Behavioural assessments examine whether a child's challenging behaviour falls outside the age-appropriate range. Concerns may include hyperactivity, impulsivity, aggression, difficult sustaining attention, and disruptions to learning and peer relations.

Autism Spectrum Disorder Assessments

Autism Spectrum Disorders are lifelong developmental conditions that can cause difficulties with communication, socialisation, sensory activities, and restricted or repetitive behaviours, interests or activities. Our assessments can help diagnose ASD.

Developmental Assessments

Developmental assessments are recommended when there are concerns about a child’s ability to meet expected developmental milestones and perform everyday tasks. We use various assessment tools to diagnose intellectual delays and learning disorders.

Educational Assessments

Educational assessments measure a child’s academic ability in a range of areas including oral language, basic reading, reading comprehension and fluency, written expression, mathematics and maths fluency. They help identify learning disabilities and gifted children.

Cognitive Assessments

Cognitive assessments (IQ tests or intelligence tests) are used to determine a child’s learning capability by identifying their cognitive strengths and weaknesses. The results of these tests can help identify intellectual giftedness as well as learning and intellectual disabilities.

Instruments We Use

Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule (ADOS-2)

The ADOS-2 is an observational assessment of Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD). It is a semi-structured, standardised assessment of communication, social interaction, play, and restricted and repetitive behaviours.

Vineland Adaptive Behaviour Scales (Vineland-3)

The Vineland-3 is the leading instrument for supporting the diagnosis of intellectual and developmental disabilities such as Autism Spectrum Disorder. It assesses skills including communication, daily living, socialisation and motor skills.

The Autism Diagnostic Interview-Revised (ADI-R)

The Autism Diagnostic Interview-Revised (ADI-R) is a comprehensive and structured interview used for assessing children and adolescents suspected of having an Autism Spectrum Disorder. It is used in conjunction with the ADOS-2 for an accurate diagnosis.

ASEBA Child Behaviour Checklist (CBCL)

The CBCL assesses adaptive and maladaptive functioning in children aged one to five. It examines a child’s participation and skills in certain activities as well as problem behaviours such as aggression, hyperactivity, bullying and defiance.

The Conners 3rd Edition (Conners 3®)

Conners 3® is an assessment tool designed to measure a range of behaviours in children aged six to 18. It provides a thorough assessment of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and its most common comorbid problems and disorders.

Adaptive Behaviour Assessment System (ABAS-III)

The Adaptive Behaviour Assessment System (ABAS-III) is a multidimensional assessment tool used to assess the functional skills necessary for daily living. It can assist in diagnosing disabilities and disorders.

The Griffith Mental Development Scales (GMDS - 3rd)

The Griffith Mental Development Scales (GMDS) assess a child's strengths and weaknesses in all developmental areas and can be used to determine if they need of early intervention or a treatment program. They are designed for children from birth to eight years.

Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children (WISC-V)

The Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children (WISC-V) is an individually administered and comprehensive clinical instrument used to assess the general thinking and reasoning skills of children aged six years to 16 years. The result is a Full-Scale IQ Score.

Wechsler Individual Achievement Test (WIAT-III )

The WIAT-II is a measurement for achievement, skills assessment, learning disability diagnosis, special education placement and clinical appraisal for children. It is usually conducted in conjunction with the WISC-V for a comprehensive academic and cognitive assessment.

Stanford Binet (Early SB5)

The Stanford Binet (Early SB5) is an IQ test used to assess the general thinking and reasoning skills of children aged two to seven years with a focus on early learning difficulties or high achievement in preschool populations.

About Psychological
Assessments

An assessment involves gathering and collating detailed information to explore a diagnosis and treatment plan delivered by our highly experienced staff. Because each child is different, individual assessments can vary.

Assessment results are compiled in a detailed psychological report that includes relevant background information, medical history, a summary of observations and practical recommendations.

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