Assessments & Services

Comprehensive Assessments

Austism Spectrum Disorder Assessment

Financial Assistance for ASD Assessments

Educational & Cognitive Assessments Educational Assessments

Cognitive Assessments

Helping Children with Autism (HCWA) – FaHCSIA Funding

 

Comprehensive Assessments

Multidisciplinary assessments for Autism Spectrum Dis order. Assessment involves 2 or 3 double sessions with a speech pathologist and a psychologist. Includes a cognitive assessment and a comprehensive speech and language assessment. As well as feedback session with parents

  • ASD assessment by psychologist only. Includes cognitive assessment. As well as feedback session with parents.
  • Speech and Language assessments
  • Pragmatic Language Assessments
  • Cognitive Assessments
  • Educational Assessments identifying Learning Difficulties

 

Austism Spectrum Disorder Assessment

We provide quality Multidisciplinary Autism Spectrum Disorder Assessments for children aged from 2 years. We provide fast, efficient and reliable assessment and diagnosis. Assessments are structured over two sessions (each two hours) a few days apart. A Psychologist and Speech Therapist conduct the assessment and provide parents with a feedback session. A comprehensive written report is provided to families and their paediatrician. The assessment consists of:

Financial Assistance for ASD Assessments

Parents can obtain a rebate from Medicare for an ASD assessment. The rebate varies according to families circumstances. Those under the Medicare Safety Net Threshold receive a rebate of up to 80-85%. Contact Medicare for further information.

Session 1 Developmental Assessment or Cognitive Assessment DSM interview and assessment with parents and child as appropriate
Session 2 Speech, language and pragmatic assessment
Session 3 Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule
Session 4 Feedback provided to familiesReport posted within 2 weeks

 

Financial Assistance for ASD Assessments

Parents can obtain a rebate from Medicare for an ASD assessment. The rebate varies according to families circumstances. Those under the Medicare Safety Net Threshold receive a rebate of up to 80-85%. Contact Medicare for further information.

 

Educational & Cognitive Assessments Educational Assessments

On Track Therapy Group offer comprehensive educational and learning assessments. Educational assessments can be beneficial in revealing the underlying causes of a learning difficulty. Our psychologists can then offer specific recommendations for home and school to assist in improving your child’s learning. Through assessment, understanding and discussion, we can work with families to help them make informed decisions about their child’s individual’s needs. The educational assessment process. Typically, the assessment process is split into two to three sessions. Each session is approximately 2 hours. However, length depends on the age of the individual and the test(s) being administered. Our assessment process includes a:

  • Preliminary interview including discussion of the background information.
  • Standardised cognitive (IQ) test
  • A battery of educational tests
  • A comprehensive feedback session. During this session the psychologist will present all of your child’s results, as well as explain the meaning of these. We will also discuss strategies to address the issues identified. In some instances referrals to other specialists may also be considered. A comprehensive report will be provided four weeks after the assessment session.

 

Cognitive Assessments

Sometimes referred to as an IQ assessment or a psycho-educational assessment, we provide Cognitive Assessments for children aged 2 years to 16 years, 11 months. Some paediatricians and schools require a cognitive assessment. Cognitive assessments help to understand an individual’s speed of learning in an academic environment, providing information on the student’s strengths and areas of difficulty. These may include:

  • Wechsler Preschool and Primary School Scale of Intelligence – (WPPSI) for children 2.6 to 7.3 years old
  • OR the Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children, 4th Edition (WISC- V) for children 6 to 16.11 years old

 

Helping Children with Autism (HCWA) – FaHCSIA Funding

FaHCSIA Funding The On Track clinic is a registered member of the Early Intervention Service Provider Panel, which provides services for children with autism under the Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs (FaHCSIA) Helping Children with Autism Package. Families of young children with Autism Spectrum Disorder can use the funding of $12,000 they receive from HCWA to purchase our early intervention services. For more information, go to the HCWA website.

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