Keith W Henline
Psychologists are specifically trained in the assessment of neurodevelopmental disorders, cognitive difficulties/learning disorders, functional capacity/adaptive behaviours, and clinical issues/mental health disorders. Perception Psychology Mackay has access to up-to-date, evidence-based, valid and reliable assessment tools.
Kat Dunn, our principal psychologist, has a special interest in, and extensive experience of, psychological assessment.
Psychological Assessment is used to identify if individuals meet the criteria for neurodevelopmental disorders such as Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and/or Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). Psychological Assessment Reports are competed prior to review/confirmation of diagnosis by a Paediatrician or Psychiatrist.
Perception Psychology has extensive experience in completing prediagnostic assessments for neurodevelopmental disorders for both Children and Adults. These assessments can also be utilised to support NDIS access.
Psychological Assessment is used to measure an individual's intellectual abilities. This can include identifying their overall level of intellectual functioning and cognitive strengths and weaknesses, identify reductions in intellectual functioning, and/or determine Intellectual Impairment.
Perception Psychology is able to provide IQ assessments for individuals aged between 2 to 99 years. Perception Psychology is also able to assess IQ in non-verbal individuals aged between 4 to 17 years.
An Achievement assessment is a type of Psychological Assessment used to provide a measure of a client's academic functioning and/or identify areas of academic strength and weakness.
Psychological Assessment exploring the possibility of Specific Learning Disorders (SLD e.g., dyslexia, dysgraphia and dyscalculia) involves completing assessments of both intellectual ability and academic ability.
Perception Psychology is able to provide assessments of academic achievement for students from Prep to Year 12.
Functional Capacity/Adaptive Behaviour assessments measure a client's abilities with regards to areas such as communication, social participation, and practical day-to-day skills. These assessments are sometimes included in broader psychological assessments and/or to determine a client's level of functioning when seeking supports (such as NDIS).
Perception Psychology can complete Functional Capacity/Adaptive Behaviour assessments for Children and Adults.
Perception Psychology provides clinical assessment of mental health disorders including mood disorders, anxiety disorders, eating disorders, significant mental health concerns such as schizophrenia, personality disorders, etc., as required.
Perception Psychology is also able to complete psychological assessments as requested for pre-surgery, pre-adoption, pre-fertility treatment, employment, insurance, court, etc.
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