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Stage 1: Initial Consultation and Diagnostic Interview (1 hour)
Upon booking the assessment, you will be sent a background questionnaire to provide information regarding yours or your child’s development and medical history which will be required to be complete prior to the initial consult. As a part of this process, you will also need to provide copies of relevant formal assessment reports and school reports. This will be reviewed by your assessing psychologist prior to meeting. For child and adolescent clients, parents will attend the initial consultation and diagnostic interview without their child. This consultation will focus on an in-depth psychosocial assessment and if there is enough evidence that indicates that an SLD assessment is required, then a formal assessment will be conducted (see below). 

Stage 2: Brief Interview and Cognitive Assessment (2 hours)
For children and adolescents, a brief interview will be conducted to assess their perception of their own difficulties prior to the cognitive assessment. The brief interview is not required for adult clients. The cognitive assessment will include:

  • Overall Intellectual Functioning (IQ)

  • Verbal Comprehension 

  • Visual Spatial Abilities

  • Fluid Reasoning

  • Working Memory

  • Processing Speed 

  • Cognitive Proficiency

  • Verbal and Non-Verbal Intelligence

Stage 3: Academic Achievement Testing (2 Hours)
An assessment of academic skills will be conducted, and the appropriate tests will be selected as required based on yours or your child’s history and presentation. Academic assessments may provide information about the following academic skills: 

  • Oral Language Skills (Listening Comprehension and Oral Expression)

  • Early Literacy Skills

  • Basic Reading 

  • Reading Comprehension and Fluency 

  • Written Expression 

  • Mathematic Calculation and Problem Solving

  • Math Fluency

Stage 4: Assessment Feedback with Report and Recommendations (1 Hour)
Following the assessment, you will attend a feedback session where you will be provided with the formal assessment report. The results and outcome of the assessment will be discussed, and you will be advised whether a diagnosis is appropriate or if there are other explanations for your concerns. Further recommendations and treatment options will be provided and discussed.

If you think you or your child may benefit from an SLD Assessment, please contact our administration staff to book an assessment and discuss fees. 


Assessment Process

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