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At Kids' Dr, we have a multi-disciplinary team to help manage your child's growth and developmental needs across their various stages of life. 
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Kids' Dr provides neuropsychometric and learning assessments for children and adults at Earlwood and Ramsgate Beach. This assessment is conducted by the in-house registered psychologist who has over 20 years’ experience working with young children and adolescents with a wide range of learning, behavioural and mental health issues. Feel free to click on the psychologist profile below to find out more about the assessor!

 

 

Psychological assessment assists in exploring the individualised learning needs of both gifted students and students with learning difficulties or learning disabilities. Assessment of a child’s specific areas of strength and weakness is important to assist with accurate diagnosis and understanding of a child's presentation. Assessments administered are tailored to suit the individual needs and purpose of assessment. This helps inform appropriate interventions and adjustments to support your child in their learning journey. Formal diagnoses using DSM-5-TR criteria are made where appropriate.

The psychologists work collaboratively with and liaise with key people including parents, teachers, and other professionals involved in formulating plans and interventions. An initial consultation with one of our psychologists will assist in exploring further the individual needs of the child and assessments to be undertaken. Assessments are conducted by our psychologist only in the morning and may take 2-4 hours with short breaks. Our standardised assessments are administered by experienced psychologists with an extensive background in education. Results are explained both verbally and in a formal comprehensive report.

Assessments for adults are also available and may be required for a variety of reasons including to support a study pathway, changing work environments or for NDIS funding.

Additionally, hover over the pictures below for more information!

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Sue Boursiani

Registered Psychologist 

Is your child gifted? Why should your child have an assessment?

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Why should your child have an assessment? 

  • If they are exhibiting challenging behaviour that is not within the expected age-appropriate behaviour.

  • If they are consistently having trouble sustaining attention or disrupting peers in a classroom setting.

  • If they are bored in class or find it slow-paced, and are easily completing the work.

  • To measure their true learning potential.

  • To identify specific learning difficulties

Benefits of an assessment:

  • It can assist in making applications to access NDIS, government, or school disability funding.

  • It helps identify the needs and support required in schools, i.e. special needs teachers or support class

  • It helps manage academic support and minimise negative school experiences.

  • It helps manage and reduce poor academic results, school avoidance, or low-self-esteem.

  • It assists in generating a developmental plan for the your child's growth.

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No long term ill effects have been reported but treatment should not be performed during pregnancy or breast feeding or with certain medical conditions.

Why should you get an assessment?

Why should you have an assessment?

  • If you are experiencing learning difficulties.

  • If such difficulties are significantly interfering with post-secondary education or your career goals.

  • If you have concerns with your grasp of academic concepts, which have contributed to work and social stress.

  • If you have difficulty with certain work responsibilities.

  • If you experience other mental health issues, including, anxiety and mood issues.

Benefits of an assessment:

  • It can determine that nature of your cognitive issue.

  • Recommendations can be made to assist with academic, occupational, or day-to-day life.

  • It increases the accuracy of mental health diagnoses, with more targeted goals for treatment planning.

  • It provides an understanding of problematic behaviours and highlights areas in need of support.

  • It allows for and understanding of your strengths and weaknesses, to be incorporated in further treatment.

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Kids' Dr acknowledges the Traditional Owners of Country throughout Australia and the continuing connection to lands, waters and communities. We pay our respect to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures and Elders past, present and emerging.
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