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Assessments and Diagnostics

We offer a range of assessments and diagnostics to identify a formal diagnosis, help you learn skills, and increase your independence.

Diagnostic assessments help to understand your strengths and areas for growth, enabling us to support your learning and development at home.

A diagnostic assessment is a compass that guides us through the intricate landscape of a child’s development.

 

For children and young adults, this process is not merely a formality; it is a gateway to understanding their unique strengths, challenges, and needs.

Types of assessments: 

  • Autism spectrum disorder (ASD)

  • Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)

  • Learning disorders, including dyslexia/disorder of written expression, math disorder, and reading disorder and dysgraphia

  • Speech therapy, including speech, language (core and high level), social skills, problem solving, reading and writing abilities

  • GDD and intellectual impairment

  • Neurodevelopmental assessment and screening

  • NDIS Functional Capacity Assessments

  • Anxiety

  • Depression

  • Giftedness/IQ

  • School readiness assessments

  • Educational/academic assessments

  • Intellectual disability

  • Memory tests

  • Adaptive functioning

  • Cognitive ability

  • Achievement testing

  • Social skills

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Here’s why diagnostic assessments are crucial:
 
  1. Early Identification and Intervention:
     

    • A diagnostic assessment allows us to identify developmental delays, learning disabilities, or mental health concerns early on.

    • Early intervention can significantly improve outcomes by providing targeted support and strategies.
       

  2. Tailored Approaches:
     

    • Each child is like a puzzle with distinct pieces. A diagnostic assessment helps us understand their cognitive, emotional, and social puzzle pieces.

    • With this knowledge, educators and clinicians can tailor their approaches to meet the child’s specific requirements.
       

  3. Informed Decision-Making:
     

    • Diagnostic assessments provide a comprehensive picture of a child’s abilities, challenges, and potential.

    • Educators, parents, and healthcare professionals can make informed decisions about educational placements, accommodations, and therapeutic interventions.
       

  4. Reducing Stigma and Misunderstanding:
     

    • A diagnosis dispels misconceptions and reduces stigma. It helps others understand that a child’s struggles are not due to laziness or lack of effort.

    • It fosters empathy and compassion within the community.
       

  5. Navigating Educational Systems:
     

    • Schools and colleges require documentation to provide appropriate accommodations.

    • A diagnosis ensures that children receive the support they need to succeed academically and socially.
       

  6. Targeted Support Services:
     

    • Diagnostic assessments guide the development of Individualized Education Programs (IEPs).

    • These plans outline specific accommodations, modifications, and goals tailored to the child’s needs.
       

  7. Parental Empowerment:
     

    • Parents gain clarity about their child’s challenges and strengths.

    • With this information, they can advocate effectively for their child’s needs.
       

  8. Understanding Co-Occurring Conditions:
     

    • Some children may have multiple conditions (e.g., ADHD and anxiety).

    • A diagnosis helps unravel these complexities, allowing for holistic support.

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Suite 5,
95 Canning Highway,
South Perth,
6151

(08) 6114-1845

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