At MindMovers Psychology we conduct assessments to support with diagnosis, strength and weakness profiles, school planning, behaviour management and recommendations as well as for the NDIS.

Testing and diagnosis can support understanding your child better. It is also a useful tool for school planning and behaviour/emotion support recommendations at home. Your child is unique, just like a fingerprint and testing can offer more insight into how your child’s brain is wired. This information can be invaluable when supporting your child in all areas of their life.

Our Services

ADHD screening and diagnostic assessments

Autism Assessments (ADOS-2 and ADI-R)

Child Cognitive and IQ Assessment (WISC-V + ABAS)

ADHD Assessments

As part of child development, many children display challenging behaviours including difficulties with concentration, impulsivity, hyperactivity, following instructions and self-regulation. ADHD becomes apparent when these symptoms interfere with their ability to learn, socialise and complete everyday tasks.

At MindMovers we use multiple tools to assess ADHD and other behavioural conditions including oppositional defiant disorder and conduct disorder. Using a range of diagnostic tools, we can determine what supports are needed for each individual. Our assessments provide personalised recommendations for home and school to meet the individual needs of our clients. This is why at MindMovers we use the following tools during behavioural assessments:

  • Adaptive Behaviour Assessment System – Third Edition (ABAS-3)
    Conners – 3
  • Behaviour Rating Inventory of Executive Function – Second Edition (BRIEF-2)
  • Child Behaviour Checklist (CBCL)
What To Expect

The Assessment Process

  1. Meet with your psychologist to explore your background information. Your psychologist will provide you with screeners that will determine the supports your child needs in a range of environments.
  2. Your psychologist will score, interpret and write your personalised report.
  3. Meet with your psychologist to be guided on the next steps on getting the right support for you and your family.
adhd assessment

What Is ADHD?

ADHD is a neurological disorder that causes a range of behavioural and emotional problems at home, at school and in the community. There are three presentations of ADHD:

  • Hyperactive and Impulsive
  • Inattentive
  • Combined

ADHD can make executive functions challenging such as initiation, planning, organising, self-monitoring, self-control, emotional regulation, shifting and sustaining attention and memory. However, there are many interventions that can assist in managing these symptoms. At MindMovers we provide a range of modalities for parents and children to feel safe and supported.

Autism Spectrum Assessment

These assessments can determine whether someone is on the autism spectrum. They are also useful for individuals with a pre-existing diagnosis of autism and require an updated assessment to assist with school planning and NDIS applications and reviews.

The focus of autism assessment involves sharing information about the individual’s social and emotional development, interests, behaviours and daily living skills. Our assessments provide personalised recommendations for home and school to meet the individual needs of our clients. At MindMovers, we are certified in using the following tools during our autism assessments:

  • Adaptive Behaviour Assessment System – Third Edition (ABAS-3)
  • Autism Diagnostic Interview-Revised (ADI-R)
  • Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule – Second Edition (ADOS-2)
What To Expect

The Assessment Process

  1. Meet with your psychologist to explore your background information. Your psychologist will provide you and the school with screeners.
  2. Meet with your psychologist to complete the ADI-R assessment.
  3. Your child or adolescent will meet your psychologist to complete the ADOS-2 assessment.
  4. Your psychologist will score, interpret and write your personalised report.
  5. Meet with your psychologist to be guided on the next steps on getting the right support for you and your family.

What is Autism Spectrum Disorder?

Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is a developmental disorder that affects a person’s ability to socially interact, and communicate and displays restricted interests and repetitive behaviours. There is a range of severities that are determined by how well the individual can perform daily functional activities. The severity levels are as follows:

  • Level 1 (requiring support)
  • Level 2 (requiring substantial support)
  • Level 3 (requiring very substantial support)

A person with ASD may display a range of symptoms such as having a preference to play alone, difficulties in conversation and sharing enjoyment, unusual eye contact, unusual language for their age, difficulties in imaginative and cooperative play, awkward and inappropriate social interactions, difficulties understanding others’ perspectives, repetitive speech or body movements such as hand flapping or toe walking, difficulties adapting to trivial changes to their routine, intense interests and sensitivity to sounds, touch, taste and/or textures. Many individuals with ASD may present with developmental delays, intellectual disabilities, language impairments and other mental health and behavioural conditions.

There are many interventions that can assist in managing these symptoms. At MindMovers we provide a range of modalities for children, adolescents and families to feel safe and supported through their journey of skill development and self-discovery.

Although it may appear individuals with ASD have many challenges, every human shares the experience of life challenges, strengths and growth throughout their lifetime. ASD creates an opportunity to see the world from a different lens. ASD allows intense interests to become intense strengths that create motivated and successful adults. Every human has their limitations and strengths and needs connection and support to bounce back and grow.

Cognitive Assessment

Everyone has unique abilities that allow them to understand and interpret their world differently. A cognitive assessment can determine these abilities and provide insight into the support needed to reach their full potential. We provide personalised recommendations for home and school to further enhance an individual’s cognitive skills such as verbal comprehension, visual-spatial abilities, working memory, fluid reasoning and processing speed. At MindMovers we use the following tools during our cognitive assessments:

  • Adaptive Behaviour Assessment System – Third Edition (ABAS-3)
  • Weschler Intelligence Scale for Children – Fifth Edition (WISC-V)

These tools can determine whether an individual has intellectual disabilities or is gifted. With the scope of these measures, we can provide support in determining the best school placement for your child or adolescent and assist schools with education planning.

What To Expect

The Assessment Process

  1. Meet with your psychologist to explore your background information. Your psychologist will provide you with screeners that will determine the support your child or adolescent needs.
  2. Your child or adolescent will meet your psychologist to complete the cognitive assessment.
  3. Your psychologist will score, interpret and write your personalised report.
  4. Meet with your psychologist to be guided on the next steps on getting the right support for you and your family.