DRAFT Psychological Assessments

Mind Up provides psychological and educational assessments for children, teens, and adults.

Everyone’s learning journey is shaped by their unique strengths and weaknesses. Psychological assessments reveal these nuances, empowering individuals to achieve their full potential. These assessments are particularly helpful for children, teens, and adults with atypical developmental and learning trajectories. They offer useful insights to parents, educators, and employers. A formal diagnosis can also facilitate access to personalised interventions, NDIS funding, and accommodations in educational or workplace settings.

Psychological Assessment for Children and Teens
Psychological Assessment for Adults

ASSESSMENTS FOR CHILDREN AND TEENS

Indications for an ADHD assessment include difficulties with attention, hyperactivity, impulsivity, organisation, time management, forgetfulness, following instructions, and social interaction.

Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is a neurodevelopmental disorder that varies widely among individuals, with different symptoms and needs. It can be diagnosed early (2-6 years) and might present differently in girls and females. Those with autism often struggle with social interaction, specific interests, repetitive behaviours, sensory challenges, behavioural/emotional issues, and school achievement.

Early intervention benefits individuals with autism, enhancing social skills, learning, behaviour, and long-term mental wellbeing. A full assessment is essential for understanding their needs, providing support, and improving their social functioning and life skills.

Our experienced psychologists conduct assessments following the recommended diagnostic protocol. This helps clients, parents, and teachers understand the child’s strengths and challenges better. Post-diagnosis, clients may be eligible for NDIS funding or other support services.

Autism diagnosis is complex and requires comprehensive assessments with a multi-disciplinary team, including teachers, pediatricians, and therapists.

Cognitive assessments offer insights into an individual’s cognitive strengths, weaknesses, and learning potential. They evaluate five key areas:

  1. Verbal Comprehension (language and vocabulary)
  2. Visual Spatial Abilities (visual processing)
  3. Working Memory (attention and information management)
  4. Fluid Reasoning (problem-solving and flexible thinking)
  5. Processing Speed (speed and accuracy of task completion).

These assessments can help identify giftedness, intellectual disability, learning difficulties, and working memory deficits.

Educational assessments measure an individual’s performance in critical areas such as reading, writing, maths, comprehension, listening, and phonological processing. They also evaluate behavioural aspects like mood and attention.

These assessments are used for identifying academic underperformance or overachievement, diagnosing learning disorders like dyslexia or dyscalculia, and monitoring progress after literacy intervention programmes.

They also aid in facilitating special considerations for VCE and university programmes. Recommendations for enhancing learning outcomes are provided.

ASSESSMENTS FOR ADULTS

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