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Psychological Assessments for Children


Supported Minds can book in comprehensive assessments to give you the information you need for an understanding of why your child is struggling.

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Does my child need an assessment?

  • Wondering why your child is struggling at school?
  • Are they having difficulty managing their emotions?
  • Is their behaviour getting them into trouble at school?
  • Is your child having difficulty following instructions?
  • Do they seem to find it hard to process information?
  • Does your child have good verbal language skills but still struggles at school?
  • Has someone mentioned your child may have Autism Spectrum Disorder?
  • Does your child seem to have advanced skills and is getting bored?
  • Has the teacher recommended an assessment of their learning or behaviour?
  • Are you worried your child isn't reaching their full potential?

What is a cognitive or IQ assessment?

A cognitive assessment also known as an intelligence test represents a child’s general intellectual ability and is used to gain an understanding of the thinking and reasoning skills of children.

What is a school attainment or achievement test?

Achievement tests are used to identify the academic strengths and weaknesses of a student (aged over 4 years, up to 19 years). The results can be interpreted to inform decisions regarding eligibility for educational services, educational placement, or diagnosis of a specific learning disability, and to plan interventions.

What is a functional assessment?

This is an analysis of a child’s daily living skills. It is often part of assessing for a disorder/ disability. Information is gathered across home and school settings and can identify areas that require allied health intervention.

The process for booking an assessment


Discuss with your child’s teacher/s medical practitioner or therapist and identify the main issues that need assessment.


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  • Specific Learning Disorders – dyslexia, dysgraphia, dyscalculia
  • Developmental Delays or Intellectual Disability
  • Behavioural Disorders
  • ADHD
  • Functional capacity assessment for NDIS
  • Gifted and talented
  • Planning for high school
  • Special provisions for SACE


  • Interviews with parents (and child if applicable)
  • Gathering information from teachers/other professionals
  • Direct assessment
  • Comprehensive report
  • Feedback session with parents

We know all children are unique with specific needs and our reports are individualised for optimal outcomes.


Important Considerations Before Booking an ADHD Assessment

Has your child had an optometry assessment to rule out any vision-related issues?

Has your child had a hearing assessment to ensure there are no underlying causes for difficulties following instructions and keeping to routines?

Are there any sleep issues such as mouth breathing, snoring, or nose breathing, which may cause drowsiness during the day? If so, you may need to consult with your GP for a referral to a paediatrician for assessment of sleep issues.

It's important to talk to your child's teacher to see if inattention is related to a learning difficulty or other factors in the classroom environment.

By addressing these considerations, you can ensure a comprehensive approach to your child's ADHD assessment process. If you have any questions or would like further information, please don't hesitate to reach out to us.