Cognitive assessments or intelligence tests are a formal way of assessing a person’s individual strengths and difficulties. As Psychologist’s, we have a range of different measures and assessments that we will often use. They are all based on psychological theory and research to ensure they are both valid and reliable instruments.
What is involved?
If you or your child has been referred for a cognitive assessment, it will usually happen over three sessions. Initially, you will meet with the Psychologist to better understand the process. During your first visit, the Psychologist will likely ask a range of questions to help them better understand your circumstances.
After this initial appointment, a 2 hour session will be booked for formal testing. This might include a range of pencil and paper tests, questionnaires, and tasks that need to be completed in a certain order.
The Psychologist will then interpret the results and write a report. After this is completed, you will then be asked to come in for a feedback session. During this session, the Psychologist will summarise the results of the testing and offer any recommendations moving forward.
How much does it cost?
Typically, clients referred for a Cognitive Assessment will be seen for up to five hours over three sessions. They will also receive a report at the conclusion of testing. In most cases, three formal tests will be administered. These are all covered in the costings below.
|Initial Consultation (up to 60 minutes)||$ 180.00|
|Formal Testing (up to 120 minutes)||$ 410.00|
|Assessment Report||$ 440.00|
|Feedback Session (up to 60 minutes)||$ 180.00|
|Total inc. GST||$ 1210.00|
Occasionally, the Psychologist may recommend that other tests and measures be used. If this is the case, you will be notified before the assessment starts and additional costs will be incurred. We will ensure that you are provided a comprehensive quote that will need to be approved this if it the case.
Payment is required in full before the report is released by the Psychologist. We have a range of payment options available if this is something that you would like to discuss with our friendly team.