Cognitive Assessments

A cognitive and intellectual test is a comprehensive individual assessment that involves gathering information on an individual’s performance on a standardised intelligence test.

The goal of a cognitive and intellectual assessment is to obtain an accurate profile of the individual’s intellectual functioning, thinking and reasoning skills, cognitive strengths and challenges, and provide an IQ. Results from these assessments can assist in developing learning strategies to help support individuals in any challenging areas.

Please note that Succoris Psychology is not able to provide court reports.

Adult Assessments

The WAIS-IV is a test for adults (over 16 years of age) designed to measure intelligence and general intellectual functioning, including processing speed and working memory.

At the conclusion of the assessment, a written report detailing the results and recommendations will be provided.

Reports can be provided for medico-legal reasons; Centrelink; TAC; WorkCover; or NDIS assessments.

An assessment and subsequent reporting may be useful for understanding:

  • The impact of an acquired brain injury or stroke;
  • Specific cognitive strengths and weaknesses;
  • What an individual’s intelligence quotient (IQ) is;
  • A specific learning disorder.

Child and Adolescent Assessments

These assessments can give you valuable insight into your child’s intellectual strengths, difficulties, and learning profile. It will help you make informed decisions and apply targeted strategies to help your child reach their full potential.

This package is suitable for children aged 6 to 18 years and explores their development in the following areas:

  • Verbal comprehension skills;
  • Visual/non-verbal intellectual skills;
  • Memory and learning skills;
  • Attention and information processing;
  • Higher-level/ executive skills (such as problem-solving, planning, reasoning, impulse control, and organisation);
  • Academic skills (such as reading, comprehension, writing, math, and oral expression).

This assessment package can help with diagnosis of specific learning disorders such as giftedness, dyslexia or intellectual disability and can inform behavioural and/or emotional concerns your child may be experiencing.

The time taken for each assessment varies and we therefore suggest that you speak to one of our friendly team who can support your request.

Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) Assessments

Succoris Psychology is currently accepting child and adolescent referrals for Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) assessments.

These assessments include:

  • A developmental history taking session;
  • Cognitive assessment;
  • ADOS-2 and ADI-R (specific ASD assessment measures);
  • Feedback session to discuss the comprehensive report.

Prices for assessments may vary – please contact our assessment coordinators on the below details for further information or to request a quote:

Sunbury & Bendigo clinics – Josie Carlin: assessments.bendigo@succoris.com.au

Tweed Heads clinic – Sophie Lord: assessments.tweedheads@succoris.com.au