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Assessments for Mental Health


At neuroCare Clinics Australia, our clients are able to access a range of mental health and developmental assessments, delivered by professionals equipped with leading technologies and assessment tools. We cater to individuals and families looking for support in managing learning delays in children, through to general mental health assessments across the lifespan. See our range of assessment services outlined below and reach out to one of our locations to learn more about your options.
Assessments

Cognitive Assessment


Suited to children 6 years and over through to adolescents, requiring testing of intellectual ability (IQ). The Cognitive Assessment is often combined with an Educational Assessment


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Assessments

Educational Assessment


Suited to children 6 years and over through to adolescents, requiring testing for learning disorders. This can also be a diagnostic tool (e.g. for NDIS) for dyslexia and learning disabilities.


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ADHD Assessments


Suited to children 6 years and over through to adolescents, requiring assessment of attention, executive function, behaviour, and sleep.  This is a diagnostic tool for Attention-Deficit / Hyperactivity Disorder.


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Auditory Processing Assessment


Suited to children 3 years and over through to adolescents, requiring assessment of auditory processing difficulties (e.g. difficulty following verbal instructions, over-sensitivity to sound.)


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QEEG Assessment


Suited to children 6 years and over through to adolescents and adults, requiring assessment of electrical brain activity (EEG).  This is an advanced assessment tool to observe the underlying factors involved in sleep disorders, ADHD, and other mood and depressive disorders.


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Actigraphy Sleep Assessments


Suited to children 6 years and over through to adolescents and adults. Actigraphy is a wearable assessment technology, tracking sleep and wake behaviours across a 7-day period, monitoring physical activity, rest periods, as well as exposure to daylight and overexposure to blue-spectrum light in the evenings.


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Frequently Asked Questions

  • Do I need a GP referral to complete an assessment?
  • Are there any Medicare of Private Health rebates for assessments?
  • Does the assessment take place in the first consultation?
  • How long does the assessment take? / How many appointments do I need?
  • What is involved n the QEEG Assessment?
  • What is involved in the Actigraphy assessment?
Do I need a GP referral to complete an assessment?

A GP referral would be needed to be eligible for a Medicare rebate for a consultation with a Psychologist or Psychiatrist, for example. However, please note the assessment service itself may not be claimable under medicare.  To find out if the assessment service can be claimed,  please speak with our team.

A referral from your GP or any other health professional can also help the clinician understand the clinical/medical background which may provide more context to the assessment they will deliver.

Are there any Medicare of Private Health rebates for assessments?

In general, Medicare does not offer a rebate for the psychological assessment itself, however, a Medicare rebate may be claimed in the initial intake consultation and the follow-up consultation.

Private health funds may offer a rebate for psychological assessments. You are advised to enquire with your health fund provider for further details.

Does the assessment take place in the first consultation?
No, an intake consultation is generally needed in order to determine suitable next steps. The intake consultation normally lasts 60 – 90 minutes.
How long does the assessment take? / How many appointments do I need?

We do not offer assessments standalone. We will need to schedule 3 appointment times for the assessment covering (1) the initial consultation, (2) the assessment itself and (3) the follow-up consultation to discuss the assessment results and further recommendations.

The intake consultation normally lasts 60 – 90 minutes (depending on the treating clinician). The follow-up consultation generally lasts 60 minutes.

Assessments (incl. QEEG assessments) generally last  2 -3 hours.

(Actigraphy Sleep Assessment require the loan of a special wristband for 7 nights.  No appointment time is needed. This device can be collected up at the time of Intake.)

What is involved n the QEEG Assessment?

The QEEG typically takes around 2-3 hours to complete, you will find information on our website under the following links to help you understand what is involved:

What is involved in the Actigraphy assessment?

Actigraphy Sleep Assessments involve the loan of a special wristband for 7 days to track and monitor your sleep / wake activity. You will find information on our website under the following links to help you understand what is involved:

Want to learn more about our programs and assessments?

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