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Intellectual Disability

Intellectual Disability Assessment

An Intellectual Disability Assessment is commonly requested by schools or the NDIS to determine if an individual meets the criteria for an Intellectual Disability.

Individuals with Intellectual Disability often face challenges in learning, communication, and independent living skills.

Common Signs of Intellectual Disability

Delayed developmental milestones

Difficulty with learning

Limited attention span

Memory problems

Language and speech delays or difficulties

Poor motor skills

Slow processing speed or thinking

Difficulty organising or planning

Difficulty following instructions

DISORDERS RELATED TO INTELLECTUAL AND COGNITIVE FUNCTION

Intellectual Disability

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)

Dyslexia (reading)

Dysgraphia (writing)

Dyscalculia (mathematics)

Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)

Traumatic Brain Injury

Intellectual Disability is characterised by difficulties in general mental abilities and adaptive functioning. This assessment helps in providing recommendations for NDIS funding and determining appropriate curriculum adaptations in educational settings.

It is important to identify and support individuals with Intellectual Disability, as they may have significant academic and attentional issues that can become more apparent as educational demands increase.

Intellectual Disability

Intellectual Disability Assessment: $1440

Meet Our Specialist Team of Psychologists

Katie Glynn

Katie Glynn

Educational & Developmental Psychologist

Manda Isac

Manda Isac

Registered Psychologist

Ben Aitken

Ben Aitken

Registered Psychologist

Martin Fraser

Martin Fraser

Forensic Psychologist

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Yes, we are a Telehealth psychology clinic. Telehealth means that we provide remote, online psychological services, allowing you to access our support and expertise from the comfort of your own home. Through secure video conferencing and other digital tools, we offer confidential, effective, and convenient mental health care to individuals regardless of their location.
All sessions are done via telehealth using Zoom.

The assessment process typically spans approximately six weeks and includes:

  1. An Intake Appointment
  2. A Telehealth Assessment
  3. An Online Questionnaire
  4. A Feedback Appointment
It is best practice for someone outside of the family to provide additional context and complete a questionnaire that assesses functions in multiple domains of life. However, the psychologist will need to obtain consent from the parent before contacting the third party such as a school or kindergarten.
  • An Online Questionnaire
  • A Feedback Appointment
  • 6 to 16 years, 11 months
    Yes, the psychologist will need to gather background information and meet the child and guardian. The psychologist needs to speak to the guardian without the child and supervision arrangements may need to be made.
    Sometimes, depending on the results and the psychologist's assessment plan, your child's presence may be requested during the feedback session. The psychologist will inform you about the necessity of your child's attendance when you schedule the feedback session.
    Yes, we will post you response booklets in a sealed envelope. Do not open the envelope until the psychologist asks you to at the time of the session.
    You can expect to receive your results during the feedback session, which generally takes place eight weeks after the initial appointment. This timeframe allows our psychologists to prepare a comprehensive report that covers all aspects of the assessment. During the feedback session, the psychologist will review the report, discuss the profile of strengths and difficulties, provide recommendations, and address any questions you may have.

    If you are a current participant of the NDIS, they will assess each individual on a case-by-case basis. Please refer to our NDIS section for further information.

    Depending on your coverage, you may be able to claim the assessment (or a portion of it) through your private health insurance. Please check with your provider for more details.
    While it is not required, you are welcome to ask any questions you may have. The psychologist is available to address your concerns and provide clarification as needed.
    During the intake session, the psychologist will ask a range of questions related to the child's background, developmental history, overall well-being, and functioning in various areas of life.
    It would be helpful to send any previous assessments or reports, correspondence from schools or paediatricians, or any other relevant documentation that may be related to the assessment process. This information can provide valuable insights for the psychologist.