Do you provide assessments and written/diagnostic reports?
We do not conduct formal learning or educational assessments (sometimes these are called intellectual or cognitive assessments). This means we do not diagnose (or provide written reports about) dyslexia, learning disorders or giftedness - or other conditions / disorders related to learning.
For a learning/educational/cognitive assessment - you might like to consider:
Learning Keys ((08) 8272 6916)
DECD assessments (usually conducted through your school)
Flinders University School of Psychology sometimes have the ability to provide learning assessments.
In addition, we do not do family or "custody" assessments to make recommendations about living arrangements for children.
We also do not provide diagnostic or formal reports or letters for court purposes or other third parties (eg insurance companies, Centrelink etc). We spend our day working directly with families one on one, and given our generally long waiting lists, we don't have the capacity to additionally write reports which would then increase waiting lists further. We also find that providing reports and letters has the potential to interfere with our ability to provide therapy services to young people.
However, we do assess children and teens to identify their challenges and strengths within an emotional and learning context and help them capitalise on these strengths and work around their challenges. This assessment happens at the first session (using interview assessment as well as questionnaires for parent/carer and child/teen) as well as in an ongoing way.