Private Psychology Services

Assessments Available

Cognitive assessments
Psychological/diagnostic assessments
Educational assessments
School readiness assessments
ADHD assessments

Autism assessments (NSW only)
Memory assessments
Risk assessments
Vocational assessments
Capacity assessments (e.g. decision-making)

Assessments Available

  • Cognitive assessments
  • Psychological/diagnostic assessments
  • Educational assessments
  • School readiness assessments
  • ADHD assessments
  • Autism assessments (NSW only)
  • Memory assessments
  • Risk assessments
  • Vocational assessments
  • Capacity assessments

What are Neuropsychological Assessments and how can we help?

Many participants experience difficulties in a range of areas due to underlying conditions that remain undiagnosed, meaning access to treatment, services and funding is limited. Neuropsychological assessments assist with the evaluation and diagnosis of psychiatric and neurodevelopmental conditions through standardised testing to support this matter.

Our experienced Psychologists and Neuropsychologists with extensive expertise in neuropsychological assessments are able to complete testing for both children and adults across various settings, including in community, schools, disability, forensic, workplace rehabilitation and aged care settings.

Assessment focuses on areas of cognitive functioning, such as attention, learning, memory, language, visuospatial skills and problem-solving, as well as social-emotional and behavioural functioning of participants. This can assist to diagnose a range of disorders including Intellectual Disability, Specific Learning Disorders (e.g. Dyslexia), ADHD and Autism, as well as many psychiatric disorders. Assessment can further help to understand the participant’s cognitive strengths and weaknesses to better tailor their support needs and understand the impact a condition has on their functioning.

Sarah Stewart, ORS, Villawood, NSW, Positive Behaviour Support

Following assessments, ORS are able to assist with treatment planning, clarifying prognosis and providing assistance with supporting school education and learning, mental health, workplace rehabilitation and forensic cases. ORS are also able to assist applications for the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS), should this be applicable with the assessment outcome.

Sarah Stewart

National Psychological Services Manager - Clinical & Forensic Services

Following assessments, ORS are able to assist with treatment planning, clarifying prognosis and providing assistance with supporting school education and learning, mental health, workplace rehabilitation and forensic cases. ORS are also able to assist applications for the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS), should this be applicable with the assessment outcome.

Sarah Stewart, ORS, Villawood, NSW, Positive Behaviour Support

Sarah Stewart

National Psychological Services Manager - Clinical & Forensic Services

Typically, most assessments will require 3 to 4 hours to complete; however, this can vary depending on the referral need. The assessment process will entail the following:

  • An initial clinical interview will firstly be conducted the participant and their supports to understand their history, presenting difficulties and mental state. Involving supports in the interview process assists to gain a further understanding of their current circumstances.
  • A neuropsychological assessment battery will then be conducted that incorporates a series of testing and questionnaires. The number and duration of tests will be dependent on the referral reason and aims to evaluate and better understand the underlying causes of the noted difficulties. It can involve standardised pen/paper, tangible and/or computer tasks that evaluate cognitive skills, such as attention, memory, intellectual and adaptive functioning, and general problem-solving skills. Some assessments may also involve a general observational component to evaluate the participant’s psychological and behavioural presentation, and social and communication skills.
  • A detailed report that outlines the results, strategies and treatment recommendations for ongoing support will be provided within 2-weeks of the assessment sessions being completed.
  • Finally, a feedback session will be conducted with the participant and their supports, if required, to review the report, explain the results and to offer treatment recommendations involving strategies and services to help address the difficulties and improve overall quality of life.

Neuropsychological assessments can be funded privately, or through the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) and Workplace Rehabilitation (WRH). The length and cost of the assessment depends on various factors, including the referral reason and complexity, the number of assessments and required sessions, and the need to interview informants. For further information regarding costing, please contact ORS directly.

There is currently a 1-week waitlist for all neuropsychological assessments – if you are interested in requesting an assessment, please fill out our referral form or contact us directly.

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