NEUROPSYCHOLOGY    ASSESSMENTS

Neuropsychology assessments are often used for diagnostic reasons and recommendations for treatment. 

Neuropsychology assessments comprise an interview and administration of standardised neuropsychological tests followed by analysis of data during which a client's performance is compared to that of their age-related peers.


This enables neuropsychologists to clarify patters of cognition, infer a diagnosis, clarify a client's cognitive strengths and weaknesses, and offer recommendations.

ADULTS

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Type of neuropsychological assessments we offer for adults:

  • Diagnosis of underlying reason for cognitive changes

  • Acquired brain injury (ABI)

  • Traumatic brain injury (TBI)

  • Multiple Sclerosis

  • Parkinson's Disease

  • Dementia

  • Undiagnosed Intellectual Disability 

  • Medico-legal assessments (more information here) eg:

    • Capacity to make decisions

    • Capacity to return to work (RTW)

    • Capacity to return to study

CHILDREN

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Type of neuropsychological assessments we offer for children:

  • Learning difficulties

  • Intellectual disability

  • Memory difficulties 

  • Attention deficit and hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)                     

  • Dyslexia (now known as Specific Language Disorder)

  • Behavioural assessment

  • Anxiety and Depression 

  • Educational/cognitive assessments

 

ASSESSMENT DURATION AND FUNDING

Comprehensive neuropsychology assessments take on average 8-15 hours to complete depending on the complexity. This time includes testing (direct client contact) and behind scene component (data analysis, interpretation, report writing and, if required, gathering informant repots or further background information).


Medicare rebates are currently not available for neuropsychology assessments. We do accept referrals under DVA, NDIS, TAC and WorkCover with no out of pocket cost. Private referrals are welcome.

INTERPRETERS

If interpreting service is required, our reception is able to arrange an intepreter for any language.


Please inform us if at the time of the booking if an interpreter will be required.

WHAT TO BRING

Please ensure that you bring:​

  • a referral letter (if you have one)

  • your reading glasses

  • any relevant past reports

  • brain scan results

  • your medication list