Adult Assessments

Adult IQ Testing

The Intelligence Quotient (IQ) is a cognitive and intellectual test that involves gathering information on an individual’s performance on a standardised intelligence test, the WAIS-IV. The goal of a IQ assessment is to obtain an accurate profile of an individual’s intellectual functioning, thinking and reasoning skills, and cognitive strengths as well as their challenges. The WAIS-IV is a widely recognised test for adults and older adolescents designed to measure intelligence of individuals aged 16–90 years. It provides an estimate of general intellectual functioning, known as the IQ score.

At the conclusion of the cognitive and intellectual assessment, a written report will detail your results, your IQ score, and written recommendations.

Adult ADHD Assessment

Not everyone who is overly hyperactive, inattentive, or impulsive has an attention deficit disorder. To assess whether a person has ADHD, we consider several critical questions: Are they a continuous problem and not just a response to a temporary situation? Do the behaviours occur in several settings or only in one specific place like the playground or the office?

The person’s pattern of behaviour is compared against a set of criteria and characteristics of the disorder. These criteria appear in a manual called the DSM-5 (Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders version 5). Other potential causes that need to be screened out include; learning difficulties, oppositional issues, mood problems and medical conditions.

The comprehensive ADHD is a process conducted over 3 sessions with a qualified psychologist. The psychologist will ask you questions and administer questionnaires about your background, educational history and aptitudes and noted changes in your cognitive ability (ie memory, focus, concentration, distractibility) to determine if you may have ADHD or other related problem. The ADHD screening and other assessments measure symptoms ADHD and are completed by yourself and family members who can provide a developmental and behavioural history. Medical screening and assessment through your GP, medical clinic or Psychiatrist will be required for further diagnostic data.

The ADHD assessment includes:

3 x 1-hour clinical consultations

Administration of ADHD rating scales and other screening tests, Mood, Working memory and executive functioning tests

Scoring of measures and Interpretative Report

Adult ASD Assessment

Even a late diagnosis can still be very important for individuals, both for themselves and their families. A diagnosis can provide a much better understanding of the challenges an individual may face, and opportunities to find supports that can help.

Following are some examples where an adult may need assessment for an autism diagnosis.
Process of ASD Assessment

A structured clinical interview is conducted with the adult (and their partner, if relevant) to obtain information about the areas in which individuals with ASD typically have difficulty (i.e., social interaction, social communication, restricted and repetitive patterns of behaviour). Assessment with the ADOS-2 is also conducted. Other tests and questionnaires designed to capture the unique characteristics of individuals with ASD may also be used. In some cases, an IQ assessment is administered to gain more specific information about the adult’s intellectual strengths and weaknesses.

A written report will be provided after the comprehensive assessment, which can assist your doctor and carer to apply for DSP and NDIS funding. Depending on the situation, this information may then assist with disability supports, workplace issues, including suitability of employment.

Personality Assessment

Assessment of personality is a detailed process which involves 2 clinical consultations, interviews with the informants, administration of Personality Assessment Inventory (PAI), scoring of PAI and report writing.

The Personality Test package can be conducted in-person or online. The Personality Assessment Inventory (PAI) is a self-administered, objective test of personality and psychopathology. It is a multi-scale test that provides a clinical diagnosis, treatment planning, and screening for various personality disorders. It can assist in the diagnosis of specific personality disorders including Borderline, Narcissistic, Dependent, Obsessive-Compulsive and Anti-Social Personality Disorder. The PAI is widely used personality test, which you will be sent to do online. It comprises 344 questions and takes approximately 50-60 minutes to complete.
Diagnosis of Mental Health Problems-

The comprehensive Mental Health Test is a process conducted over several sessions with a qualified psychologist. The psychologist will ask you questions and administer questionnaires about your background and current circumstances to determine if you may be suffering from a psychological/mental health disorder.

The Psychological/Mental Health Test measures symptoms for identification of psychological problems including Depression, Anxiety Disorders, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Bipolar Disorders, Eating Disorders and Sexual Disorders.

Following the completion of the comprehensive Mental Health Test, a treatment plan is collaboratively developed. A standard treatment plan includes recommended actions to reduce and/or manage symptoms, recommendations regarding the need for follow up assessment/treatment and an outline of treatment objectives.