Clinical Child Psychologists and School Psychologists specialise in conducting comprehensive psychoeducational assessments for children and adolescents who may be experiencing difficulties in various domains.
Your child may benefit from the services of a Clinical Child Psychologist if you have concerns about their:
- Cognitive/intellectual capacity
- Intelligent quotients (IQ)
- Developmental milestones
- Academic achievement or learning abilities
- Social, emotional and/or behavioural functioning
- Speech and language development
- Attention, Hyperactivity, and/or impulsivity
- Relationships with peers, teachers, family and/or authority
- Other areas of neurodevelopmental functioning.
A comprehensive evaluation begins with a clinical interview with parents to determine areas of concern and collect important developmental history of the child. This is followed by one-to-one testing sessions with the child, utilising an appropriate battery of psychometric tests. Additional information will also be gathered from parents and teachers via rating scales, school observations and telephone consultations where necessary. After all data is gathered and interpreted, findings are documented in a detailed report and parents attend a feedback session where the Psychologist can explain the outcome of the assessment, including diagnostic impressions, and discuss recommendations for interventions.