Cognitive Assessment (2½ years +)
Also known as a psychometric or IQ assessment, this is a specialised assessment of intellectual strengths & weaknesses, including core verbal and nonverbal problem solving as well as working memory and speed of processing information. It is used to establish academic potential and assist in diagnosis of specific learning difficulties, intellectual disabilities or areas of giftedness.
Specific Learning Disorder Assessment (5-16 years):
• Reading Disorder (Dyslexia) or
• Mathematics Disorder (Numerical Reasoning ) or
• Disorders of Writing /Written Expression.
ADHD Assessment (5 years +)
Assessment of brain-based attention, concentration, memory, and impulse-control skills. This assessment requires observational ratings from parents and teachers, as well as a computer-based diagnostic assessment of attention, impulsivity, reaction time and consistency (administered at our Blacktown clinic). The assessment is particularly helpful in identifying children who are likely to need/respond to medication support and to give accurate feedback about medication effect (dosage).
Developmental Assessment (1-42 months)
A specialised assessment of Language, Motor, Cognitive, Social and Adaptive Behaviour functions in infants and toddlers 1-42 months. Used to investigate developmental milestones and to assist in the early identification of delay or disorder.
Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) Diagnostic Assessment (2 years +)
A specialised assessment of the presence of traits consistent with the diagnosis of an Autism Spectrum Disorder. Typically an assessment includes:
• Adaptive Behaviour Assessment
• Clinical Behaviour Assessment
• Autism Observation Diagnostic Assessment (ADOS)
• Autism Diagnostic Interview with parents/carers (ADI-R)
• Preschool / School Observation & Teacher Interview
Neuropsychological Assessment (3-16 years)
A specialised assessment of brain-based functioning as it relates to learning and behaviour. A full neuropsychological assessment may be required to assess complex learning disorders, the impact of neurological conditions (such as traumatic brain injury or tumour excision), a child with a developmental disorder, or a child who experiences loss of skills or a failure to thrive. Areas assessed include: basic language, visual-motor integration, inhibitory control, attention, working memory, visual and verbal memory, and visual-perceptual processing.
At JBCP we address the things that can stop kids reaching their full potential. Whether your child has behavioural, learning, emotional, social or developmental difficulties, our goal is to work together to overcome these to the fullest extent possible.
In most cases the first step is to conduct an evidence-based assessment so we can accurately identify the type and severity of any difficulties present, we then use this information to create your child's individualised treatment plan.