Psychological Assessment and Therapy

Treatment and Therapeutic Services

A Better Me Psychology provides a range of psychological treatment using many different funding streams. This includes the following:

  • Services provided under Medicare’s Better Access Initiative
  • EAP counselling
  • Workcover treatment
  • Treatment under the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS)
  • Group therapy programs
  • Anger management
  • Training and education for businesses and organisations
  • Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing
  • Victims of Crime Counselling

Intelligence Tests

An intelligence assessment measures the child or adults IQ (intelligence quotient).  It provides information about their strength and weaknesses in memory, verbal and perceptual skills.  At A Better Me Psychology, we use the latest version of the Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children or Adults (WISC-V/WAIS-IV).  The assessment involves the child or adult completing multiple activities and questions at the clinic.  A comprehensive report and recommendations are then provided to you as a result of this assessment.

Functional/Developmental Assessment

A functional or developmental assessment measures an individuals adaptive behaviours and life skills.  It looks at their developmental level as compared to other individuals their age. This assessment will measure an individuals functional capacity using the Adaptive Behaviour Assessment System Third Edition (ABAS-3) and provides information about:

  • Communication
  • Community Use
  • Functional Academics
  • Home Living
  • Health and Safety
  • Leisure
  • Self-care
  • Self-direction
  • Social
  • Occupational

Autism Assessment and Testing

Here at A Better Me Psychology we can provide you with an assessment of autism for both adult and children. We conduct our assessment using a gold standard test for Autism assessment and diagnosis. The tests we use are known as the Autism Diagnostic Interview – Revised (ADI-R) and the Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule 2 (ADOS-2). We begin the assessment using an extensive structured interview with a parent or caregiver.  We then follow the interview with a structured observation session. At the completion of the assessment parents/caregivers are given a completed report with recommendations to best suit the individual.

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