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Butterfly Psychology for Kids is highly experienced in conducting assessments to identify Giftedness and and provide professional diagnosis of specific learning disorders such as Dyslexia, Dysgraphia and Dyscalculia.  We also conduct ADHD assessments.  

Psychological and Educational Assessment - Dyslexia, Dysgraphia and Dyscalculia

This assessment can identify if a child or adolescent is exhibiting learning difficulties and if they meet the diagnostic criteria for a specific learning disorder such as Dyslexia, Dysgraphia and/or Dyscalculia.  

Includes:

  • Intellectual assessment - WISC-V

  • Educational assessment - reading, writing, spelling, mathematics and/or language skills using a battery of tests including the WIAT-III

  • Examination of relevant information including interventions received, developmental and educational history

  • Psychological report with recommendations - includes professional diagnosis if criteria met

  • Parent consultation - initial and subsequent

Gifted Assessment

 

A psychological and educational assessment which can identify if a child or adolescent is gifted or advanced for their age.  This assessment can also examine an individual's suitability for educational opportunities such as academic extension, enrichment and acceleration.  

Includes:

  • Intellectual assessment - WISC-V

  • Educational assessment - WIAT-III test examining reading, writing, spelling and language skills 

  • Examination of relevant information including developmental and educational history

  • Psychological report with recommendations

  • Parent consultation - initial and subsequent

Intellectual Assessment

 

This assessment examines general intellectual ability.  It also examines areas of strength and/or weaknesses in an individual's cognitive profile.

Includes:

  • Intellectual assessment - WISC-V

  • Examination of relevant information including developmental and educational history

  • Psychological report

  • Parent consultation

 

Fees

 

The current fee recommended by the Australian Psychological Society for a 45-60 minute consultation with a psychologist is $300.

 

The approximate estimated time for a psychological and educational assessment is as follows:

 

Initial Consultation – 30-45 mins

Intellectual Assessment – 90 mins

Educational Assessment – 90 mins

Report Preparation – 150-180 mins

Subsequent Consultation – 45-60 mins

 

Please contact us to discuss your child’s needs and a fee can be provided for the assessment required.

Diagnostic Review Assessment

 

This assessment examines a child or adolescent's  response to intervention that has been implemented to address their literacy and/or numeracy difficulties.  It determines if a diagnosis of a specific learning disorder, such as Dyslexia or Dyscalculia, can be made.  It is suitable in instances where a previous assessment has been conducted and a diagnosis was not given at the time due to the requirement for targeted intervention. 

Includes:

  • Educational assessment - reading, writing, spelling and/or mathematics skills using a battery of tests including the WIAT-III and CTOPP-2

  • Examination of relevant information including interventions received and academic progress reports

  • Psychological report with recommendations - includes professional diagnosis if criteria met

 

Comprehensive Psychological, Educational and Behavioural Assessment

This assessment investigates an individual's intellectual ability, behaviour and academic achievement.  It can identify if a child or adolescent is exhibiting learning difficulties or a specific learning disorder such as Dyslexia.  It can also identify giftedness.  This assessment investigates if an individual is exhibiting behavioural and emotional difficulties such as inattention and anxiety symptoms.  It also examines if a child or adolescent is displaying ADHD symptoms. 

Includes:

  • Intellectual assessment - WISC-V

  • Educational assessment - reading, writing, spelling, mathematics using a battery of tests including the WIAT-III

  • Behavioural assessment - Conners-4 teacher completed behaviour rating scale

  • Behavioural assessment - Conners-4 parent completed behaviour rating scale

  • Examination of relevant information including developmental and educational history

  • Psychological report with recommendations 

  • Parent consultation - initial and subsequent

 

ADHD Assessment 

 

This assessment investigates if a child or adolescent is exhibiting ADHD symptoms and would meet criteria for a diagnosis. 

Includes:

  • Intellectual assessment - WISC-V

  • Behavioural assessment - parent completed behaviour rating scales including Conners-4 and BASC-3

  • Behavioural assessment - teacher completed behaviour rating scale with the Conners-4

  • Examination of relevant information including developmental and educational history

  • Parent clinical interview to examine ADHD diagnostic criteria using the Young DIVA-5

  • Child or adolescent interview examining ADHD diagnostic criteria

  • Psychological report with recommendations

  • Parent consultation

 

Special Examination Arrangement Assessment

 

This involves an intellectual and educational assessment to determine eligibility for special examination arrangements such as extra working time.  Individuals with a specific learning disorder, such as Dyslexia, are eligible for special examination arrangements.  This assessment examines if an adolescent meets the diagnostic criteria for a specific learning disorder and evaluates the functional impact and severity of their learning disability.

Includes:

  • Intellectual assessment - WISC-V or WAIS-IV

  • Educational assessment - reading, writing, spelling, mathematics and/or language skills using a battery of tests including the WIAT-III, TOWRE-2 and CTOPP-2

  • Examination of relevant information including interventions received, developmental and educational history

  • Psychological report with recommendations - includes diagnostic information 

  • Parent consultation - initial and subsequent

 

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