Psychological Assessments

Psychological Assessments

Psychological Assessments

We offer face-to-face or telehealth psychological assessments that are both neuroaffirming and LGBTQAI+ inclusive. We provide diagnostic assessments for ages 13 and over for: 

  • Autism
  • ADHD 

Our psychologist Jacqui Harvey conducts all of the assessments at Exhale Psychology Centre. All of our comprehensive reports are reviewed and co-signed by a clinical psychologist.

Please see our list of assessment services and fees. Any appointments booked after-hours (after 5pm Monday-Friday or anytime on a Saturday) will incur an additional after-hours fee of $25. Complex presentations may require an additional appointment.

If you are looking for an ADHD assessment with the purpose of trialling stimulants, please note that psychiatrists are required to conduct their own assessments prior to prescribing stimulants. In these cases (to avoid unnecessary cost) it may be better to do an initial pre-screening for ADHD with the psychologist to determine the likelihood of you meeting the diagnostic criteria to receive schedule 8 drugs (stimulants), followed by a recommation letter and referral to a psychiatrist. This would be instead of the full assessment process. You can discuss which option might be best for you with your psychologist in the initial appointment.

Comprehensive Autism Assessment

Breakdown of Process and Fee

  • $520 deposit for a 1 hour initial appointment, assessment materials, and 1 hour scoring
  • Progress payment of $460 for further materials followed by a 2 hour diagnostic interview
  • Progress payment of $230 for a feedback session
  • Final payment of $960 for the comprehensive report
  • Total $2170
Brief Autism Assessment with Letter

Breakdown of Process and Fee

  • $520 deposit for a 1 hour initial appointment, assessment materials, and 1 hour scoring
  • Progress payment of $460 for further materials followed by a 2 hour diagnostic assessment
  • Progress payment of $230 for a feedback session
  • Final payment of $230 for the report
  • Total $1440
Comprehensive ADHD Assessment with Letter

Breakdown of Process and Fee

  • $520 deposit for a 1 hour initial appointment, assessment materials, and 1 hour scoring
  • Progress payment of $460 for further materials followed by a 2 hour diagnostic interview
  • Progress payment of $230 for a feedback session
  • Final payment of $960 for the comprehensive report
  • Total $2170

Brief ADHD Assessment with Letter

Breakdown of Process and Fee

  • $520 deposit for a 1 hour initial appointment, assessment materials, and 1 hour scoring
  • Progress payment of $460 for further materials followed by a 2 hour diagnostic assessment
  • Progress payment of $230 for a feedback session 
  • Final payment of $230 for the report
  • Total $1440
Comprehensive Autism and ADHD Assessment

Breakdown of Process and Fee

  • $520 deposit for a 1 hour initial appointment, assessment materials, and 1 hour scoring
  • Progress payment of $460 for further materials followed by a 2 hour diagnostic assessment for autism
  • Progress payment of $460 followed by a 2 hour diagnostic assessment for ADHD
  • Progress payment of $230 for a feedback session
  • Final payment of $1190 for the comprehensive report
  • Total $2860

Brief Autism and ADHD Assessment with Letter

Breakdown of Process and Fee

  • $520 deposit for a 1 hour initial appointment, assessment materials, and 1 hour scoring
  • Progress payment of $460 for further materials followed by a 2 hour diagnostic assessment for autism
  • Progress payment of $460 followed by a 2 hour diagnostic assessment for ADHD
  • Progress payment of $230 for a feedback session
  • Final payment of $230 for the report
  • Total $1900
Choosing Between a Comprehensive and a Brief Assessment

If you need accommodations in the work place or for study, or require evidence for an NDIS (National Disability Scheme) or DSP (Disability Support Pension) application, you will need a Comprehensive Assessment. 

If you are wanting to explore your neurotype for your own personal understanding, for self-exploration, or to assist your therapy goals, you will only need the Brief Assessment option.

Please note, access to some supports (i.e., NDIS, medication for ADHD) typically require engagement with other professionals, i.e., paediatrician or psychiatrist to prescribe medication for ADHD, and paediatrician, psychiatrist, speech pathologist, or occupational therapist to provide additional support for and verification of an autism diagnosis. The purpose of the comprehensive report option is to provide both yourself and other professionals with the information they need to understand and support you with your diagnosis.

Currently we do not administer a cognitive assessment (WISC-V or WAIS-V) as part of our assessment process in line with emerging evidence and recommendations for practice. A cognitive assessment may be indicated however, or it may be more suitable to seek out a clinic that can provide these assessments, if an intellectual or learning difference or giftedness is suspected, or additional information is needed about an individual’s learning profile.

Please note that assessment appointments are not eligible for Medicare rebates. In some cases, you may be able to use your NDIS funding to pay for an assessment, depending on your plan goals. If you are plan managed, check with your Support Coordinator or Plan Manager to see if your assessment can be covered.

Appointments pertaining to an assessment that are cancelled or rescheduled with less than 48 business hours notice or that are not attended will incur an additional fee of $230 for each hourly booking. The assessment process is unable to continue until the cancellation/non-attendance fee is paid.

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