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Diagnostic Assessment

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What's a diagnostic assessment?

A diagnostic assessment utilises a combination of clinical interview, observations and review of previous reports and standardised tests to determine whether or not the person meets DSM5 diagnostic criteria for:

  • Autism Spectrum

  • Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)

  • Intellectual Disability

  • Learning Disorder (Dyslexia)

  • Mood Disorder

The diagnostic assessment process involves

  • Review of previous reports by your psychologist

  • Completion of standardised questionnaires by the child, adolescent or adult, and their parents, caregivers, family members and/or partner

  • Scoring and interpretation of questionnaires by your psychologist

  • A 90minute interview to commence the assessment and to determine whether it will be useful to conduct the whole assessment

  • Two-hours of assessment, including semi-structured interview and use of standardised measures

  • A one hour feedback session to convey the results of testing and the recommendations arising from the results

  • Scoring, interpretation and report preparation by your psychologist

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