Assessments

At PsychPhys®, we use a range of assessment tools designed to help identify cognitive, mental health and physical needs.

PsychPhys® Program Specific

  • PsychPhys® Initial Program Assessment is conducted to gather information regarding an individual’s history and health to help us understand goals, needs and other relevant information
  • Psychology – conducted to determine cognitive needs prior to tailoring PsychPhys® program
  • Exercise Physiology – conducted to determine physical capacity prior to tailoring PsychPhys® program
  • Specialist Behavioural Assessments – conducted to support safe and independent living

Full Tests and Assessments

PsychPhys® offers psychological testing as well as assessment and reports that provide invaluable insights and assistance for managing serious problem behaviours, identifying underlying issues, and aiding diagnosis and treatment.

Cognitive Assessments

Cognitive Assessments are undertaken as a complimentary addition to the PsychPhys® Program, for the following reasons:

  • To test an individual’s thinning, problem solving and reasoning abilities
  • To determine an individual’s cognitive strengths and weaknesses
  • To identify areas of development
  • As part of an Intellectual Disability Diagnosis
  • As part of an application for educational funding – for students with disabilities

PsychPhys® use the WPPSI-IV (Wechsler Preschool and Primary School Scales of Intelligence – 4th Edition; and the WISC-V (Wechsler Intellectual Scale for Children – 5th Edition; and the WAIS-IV (Wechsler Adult Intellectual Scale – 4th Edition).

Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)

ASD is diagnosed based on the criteria of the DSM-V and typically involves consultation between a Medical Practitioner, Psychologist and Speech Pathologist.

Child/Youth

The ASD assessment process is undertaken as a complimentary addition to the PsychPhys® Program, and consists of sessions with both carer/s and individual under the following process:

  • ADOS-2 (Autism Diagnostic Observation Scale) involving an activity based session with the individual to allow professional observation of specific skills
  • ADI-R (Autism Diagnostic Interview) involving a comprehensive interview about the individuals development with the carer/s
  • Consultations with other professionals to gather relevant information in order to assist with diagnostic decision making
  • Detailed Assessment Report including results and recommendations
  • The provision of a parent feedback session to allow explanation of results and offer opportunity for any questions

Adult

The ASD assessment process is undertaken as a complimentary addition to the PsychPhys® Program,and consists of sessions with both carer/s and individual under the following process:

  • Pre-diagnostic comprehensive interview to gain information about the individual’s development with individual and carer/s
  • Diagnostic Observation involving an activity based session with the individual to allow professional observation of specific skills
  • Cognitive Assessment WAIS-IV (Wechsler Adult Intellectual Scale – 4th Edition).
  • Consultations with other professionals to gather relevant information in order to assist with diagnostic decision making
  • Detailed Assessment Report including results and recommendations
  • The provision of a parent feedback session to allow explanation of results and offer opportunity for any questions

ADHD

The CONNORS (Conners Clinical Index) is one of the many ways to screen for ADHD in children and adolescents. But it’s not only used to test for the disorder. CONNORS forms can be used during follow-up appointments to rate the behavior of an individual with ADHD. This can help doctors and parents monitor how well certain medications or behavior-modification techniques are working. Doctors may want to prescribe a different drug if no improvements have been made. Parents may also want to adopt new behavior-modification techniques.

The ADHD assessment process is undertaken as a complimentary addition to the PsychPhys® Program, and consists of sessions with both carer/s and individual under the following process:

  • CONNORS involving an activity based session with the individual to allow professional observation of specific skills
  • A comprehensive interview about the individuals development with the carer/s
  • If suitable, distribute CONNORS form to other professionals to gather relevant information in order to understand the level of support required
  • Detailed Assessment Report including results and recommendations
  • The provision of a parent feedback session to allow explanation of results and offer opportunity for any questions

Emotional, Social and Behavioural

Assessments to measure Emotional and Social Impairment are undertaken as a complimentary addition to the PsychPhys® Program to gain further insight into the following:

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Anger
  • Disruptive behaviour
  • Self-concept

At PsychPhys® we use a range of clinical tools including but not inclusive of:

  • BYI-II (Beck Youth Inventories – Second Edition for children and Adolescents) 7yrs – 18yrs
  • K10 (Kessler Psychological Distress Scale)
  • DASS 21 (Depression, Anxiety and Stress Scale)

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