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Your Roadmap To Recovery

At My Psych Clinic, we pride ourselves on delivering the highest quality of care. Our team of Brisbane-based psychologists will collaborate with you to clarify your goals and select a therapy approach that suits your needs.

Find out more about the types of assessment we offer at My Psych Clinic

Jackie Yuen

Senior Clinical Psychologist

Jackie conducts assessments for children aged 6 and above, adolescents and adults for the following referral presentations:

- ADHD

- autism

- cognitive assessments

- learning assessments (provided there has been six months of cumulative or ongoing remedial support for learning)

- diagnostic assessments (depending on presentation)

 

Jackie also conducts disability support pension assessments for pending school leavers and adults, depending on presentation and referral source (e.g. GP, psychiatrist, community agencies/organisations) as well as combined autism and ADHD assessments, ADHD with learning, depending on the client/family's needs.

 

Please note that Jackie does not conduct assessments for:

- parenting capacity

- decision making capacity

- forensic/medicolegal

Veronica Bell

Clinical neuropsychologist

Veronica is a Clinical Neuropsychologist who offers assessments across the lifespan (ages 4 and up).

 

She has special interest in assessments of decision making capacity, and is able to complete a range of diagnostic assessments, including:

- intellectual developmental disability

- autism

- ADHD,

- learning disorders.

 

She is also able to provide assessments to support access to the DSP and NDIS, as well as assessments to determine cognitive strengths and weaknesses in the context of brain injuries (e.g., stroke or traumatic brain injury).

Michelle Costa

Clinical Psychologist

Michelle is a Clinical Psychologist with experience in conducting assessments with people ages 6 and up, offering assessments for

 

- ADHD

- learning difficulties

- intellectual functioning (IQ)

- general cognitive functioning,

- autism spectrum disorders in adults aged 18 and over.

 

Michelle's approach to assessment focuses on identifying a person's areas of strength, areas of difficulty, and what needs or support they may require, as well as helping them to figure out how to use their strengths to move forward.

Chld& Adolescent Assessments
Child & Adolescent Assessments

Assessments available for children and adolescents. Please note: My Psych Clinic does not currently offer assessments for children younger than 6 years old.

Our team of highly skilled psychologists at My Psych Clinic specialises in conducting assessments for children and adolescents across various developmental areas. Our assessment services include:

 

  • Diagnostic Assessment for Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)

  • Cognitive Ability and Functioning Testing

  • Evaluation of Learning Difficulties, including Specific Learning Difficulties

  • Diagnostic Assessment for Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)

  • Adaptive Behavior and Functional Assessment for NDIS or other support purpose

 

How can a cognitive assessment benefit my child? 

A cognitive assessment provides valuable insights into your child's strengths and weaknesses, enabling them to maximise their learning potential, enhance areas of strength, and address areas of weakness. The results of the assessment are often utilised by schools and organisations, such as Education Queensland, to determine eligibility for additional support, programs, or services. While the assessment results do not guarantee access to these resources, they can aid in accessing various services.

 

Parents often find that cognitive assessments empower them to advocate for their child's needs within the school environment. It can help demonstrate:

 

  • Your child is not misbehaving but rather struggling to keep pace and requires additional support

  • Your child is not slow to learn but may face challenges in specific areas, such as reading or attention

  • Support needed based on specific weaknesses, such as verbal communication or language skills

  • Cognitive skills are developing appropriately, and any issues may be related to mood or social skills.

Assessments Available For Adults

My Psych Clinic has highly skilled psychologists who are available to conduct assessments for adults in a range of areas, including:

  1. Diagnostic Assessment of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD);

  2. Cognitive ability / functioning testing;

  3. Learning difficulties, including specific learning difficulties; 

  4. Diagnostic Assessment of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD);

  5. Adaptive Behaviour / Functional Assessment for NDIS or other support purposes.

How can a cognitive assessment help me?

The results of the assessment show areas of strength and weakness which can help you to maximize your learning, further enhance areas of strength, and compensate or develop areas of weakness.  The overall scores are often used by organisations (such as Centrelink) to determine if someone qualifies for additional support, programs, or even payments. The results of this test cannot guarantee any of these things, but may help a person access different services.

People often say that cognitive testing helps them to: 

  • understand their own abilities better

  • focus on areas of strength and develop their potential in these areas

  • understand what to do to overcome barriers to progress at work and home

  • receive appropriate support from government services or other services

Adult Assessments
Neuropsychology Assessments

 

My Psych Clinic has highly skilled Neuropsychologists and Neuropsychology Registrars that can conduct assessments for children, adolescents and adults. It is important that some assessments be conducted by someone with further training in neuropsychology in order to ensure thorough and accurate results and reports.

A neuropsychological assessment may benefit you if you have any of the following conditions or require specific assessments such as:

  • Acquired brain injuries 

  • Neurological conditions (e.g., Dementia, Stroke, Multiple Sclerosis, Brain Tumours, Epilepsy) 

  • Neurodevelopmental conditions (e.g., ASD, ADHD, learning difficulties) 

  • Comprehensive Neuropsychological Assessments 

  • Dementia Diagnostic Assessments  

  • NDIS Assessments 

  • Return to Work Assessments 

What is a neuropsychological assessment?

Neuropsychological assessment/testing is a process by which a person’s cognitive, psychological/emotional and behavioural functioning is comprehensively assessed. When our brain functioning is altered in some way (e.g., due to an injury, medical, or developmental condition), aspects of our thinking skills such as memory, language or motor ability can be impacted. A neuropsychological assessment will help in determining what changes have occurred and how these changes are impacting your life. This information can then assist in diagnosis, intervention planning and treatment. 

Neurpsycholog Assessments
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