|SES PSYCHOLOGICAL ASSESSMENTS
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
1. What are the fees for the assessments?
Prices vary depending on the type of assessment that is being conducted. A Full Educational Psychological Assessment would cost $1900 (Inclusive of GST). Please refer to the price list for the range of services. Assessments are usually conducted within 2 weeks of receiving the referral documents.
2. What is the introduction stage of the assessment?
An introduction by the child's assigned Educational Psychologist to the parents and child with a brief chat with the parents. At this stage it would also be an opportunity for the psychologist to talk to the parents about the child's strengths and weaknesses. The psychologist will also outline to the child the work to be done and suggesting a time-scale for the session.
3. How long is the assessment?
The assessment takes about 3-4 hours (possible to split over 2 days if necessary). The actual assessment may take a few hours to complete and this depends on the assessment tools that are selected for the assessment. The duration also depends on how quick a worker the child is and how long the child can concentrate. Follow up with the school and observations may be advisable or needed, and the parents will be informed in advance should additional charges be required.
4. What happens after the assessment?
A feedback session with the parents with explanation of the report and its findings is completed with the family, to ensure that recommendations are out in place. The psychologist explains and demonstrates what was found in the assessment and discusses what the findings mean for the child's learning, this may, (but does not always) include diagnoses of learning difficulties. It always involves recommendations for intervention and support where required. The feedback is usually with both parents. It can also include teachers or professionals advisors if the parents wish. If teachers are present, this helps ensure that what is recommended can be done by the school.
5. When will the report be ready?
The report will be ready within 1 monthly and usually sooner. A comprehensive report is compiled detailing the evidence gathered and identifying the evidence gathered and identifying relevant strengths and weaknesses. Appropriate and accurate recommendations for intervention and support are given.
6. Is it necessary to contact the school / teacher about my child?
The school / teacher will only be contacted with the express permission of the parents. Otherwise all reports are strictly Private and Confidential. If the assessment is to support the child at school we advice that teachers be consulted and included as part of the assessment process. This contact can build rapport with educators to ensure that recommendations from the reports are put into action and the best interest of the child is the focus of intervention and support.
7. Who are the SES Educational Psychologists?
Dr Tim Bunn (Chartered Educational Psychologist).
Our Chartered Educational Psychologist is capable of assessing various learning differences such as:
- Specific learning Differences
- Attention Deficit (Hyperactivity) Disorder
- Psychological & Behavioural concerns
- Aspergers Syndrome Childhood development issues
- Social Communication Difficulties
- Non-verbal difficulties Auditory and sensory issues
8. Why is it necessary to complete the referral forms?
The referral form gives vital information about the child, both from the parents and the
child’s teacher, should the parents allow.
9. Why are previous reports important?
Any further assessment by an Educational psychologist usually takes into account previous findings. If some new or different factors are seen as important to us, we will discuss this carefully with you.
For further inquiry please contact:
Head, DAS International
Specialist Tutoring / Maths / Psychological Assessments
Tel: (65) 6643 9654