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NDIS Psychology

 

NDIS Psychology

Our psychologists are trained professionals who specialises in the mind and human behaviour, assessing the relationship between the two and understand how disabilities can effect the mind, behaviors and developmental status. We offer this service on a community based level and come to your home to best support your needs.

At Correlate Connections our Psychologists can help to treat you with a range of conditions including anxiety, depression, eating disorders, addictions, behaviors of concern, obsessions, personality disorders and psychotic disorders. Sometimes, these disorders can affect you so severely that you may struggle to cope with daily life.

Talking to an unbiased, non-judgemental person can help to ease the symptoms of these disorders and provide new perspectives and strategies on how to better deal with life’s dilemmas as they arise.

Our Psychologist team collaborate closely with participants, their families and carers to provide a comprehensive assessment of their mental health requirements and identify the best course of action.

If you or your loved one are looking to apply for NDIS funding or have been knocked back due to insufficient documentation, our Therapists can fully support and advocate your support needs with a very comprehensive assessment and report.

WISC – V Assessment Testing

The Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children – (WISC-V) is a comprehensive clinical test used to assess a student’s general thinking, cognitive strengths and weaknesses aged from 6 to 16 years. The WISC V test results include an Intelligence Quotient (IQ) score as well as age-equivalent benchmarks and scores for Verbal Comprehension, Visual Spatial, Comprehension, Reasoning & Memory.

The assessment scores for the WISC-V tests are performed and administered by experienced staff at Correlate Connections.

Skills assessment with WISC-V

The WISC-V is a new high level standard assessment tool designed to measure a child’s intellectual ability. It replaces the existing WISC-IV assessment tool, whereby it has more interpretive analytics, is more efficient and user-friendly than the previous version of the Wechsler test – and has updated psychometric properties. The WISC-V is composed of 16 subtests; Subtests can be grouped into two general categories: primary or secondary.

Administration of the WISC-V 10 primary subtests is recommended for a comprehensive assessment of an individual’s intellectual ability. The WISC-V 6 secondary subtests can be administered in addition to the primary subtests to provide a broader analysis of intellectual functioning providing deeper discovery for clinical decision making.

WISC-V Assessment Measures

The WISC-V Test includes 10 Primary Scale & Full-Scale IQ subtest types as follows:

  • Visual Puzzles – Visual Spatial (Primary)
  • Picture Span – Working Memory (Primary)
  • Symbol Search – Processing Speed (Primary)
  • Similarities – Verbal Comprehension (Primary/FSIQ)
  • Vocabulary – Verbal Comprehension (Primary/FSIQ)
  • Block Design – Visual Spatial (Primary/FSIQ)
  • Matrix Reasoning – Fluid Reasoning (Primary/FSIQ)
  • Figure Weights – Fluid Reasoning (Primary/FSIQ)
  • Digit Span – Working Memory (Primary/FSIQ)
  • Coding – Processing Speed (Primary/FSIQ)
 

How much does a WISC-V Assessment Cost?

 The assessment usually requires approx. 2 hours and costs $2000.00. The WISC-V assessment identifies intellectual disability, giftedness, specific learning requirements & disabilities and clinical intervention.
 

CARS-2 Childhood Autism Rating Scale

CARS-2 is a widely used rating scale in children 2 years & older which identifies and detects moderate to severe ASD. CARS has become one of the most validated autism assessments and has proven especially effective in differentiating children with autism and those with serious cognitive deficits, effectively determining mild-to-moderate – to severe autism.

Individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder may communicate, interact, and develop in ways that are different from other people. Usually nothing about how they physically look differentiates them from other people. The abilities of people with ASD can vary significantly.

For example, some people with ASD can have advanced conversation skills whereby others might be non-verbal. Some people with ASD need a lot of help in their daily lives whereas others can live with little to no support. ASD begins before the age of 3 years and can last throughout a person’s life, although symptoms may improve over time. Some children can show ASD symptoms within their first 12 months of life. In others, symptoms may not show until 2 years or later.

 CARS2 adds forms and features that help you integrate diagnostic information, determine functional capabilities, provide feedback to parents, and design targeted intervention.

Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) diagnosis

The diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder is based on diagnostic evaluations involving a team including a physician and a psychologist – and may include other specialists such as speech therapists and/or occupational therapists. The ASD assessment should include observations of the individual, assessments of their learning and cognitive abilities, and interviews to collate information about behaviour across multiple situations and their medical and developmental history.

Correlate Connections are based in Campbelltown and provide Psychologists and Therapists to assist in ASD Assessments. Both the standard and high functioning versions of CARS-2 address the following areas:

  • Relating to People
  • Imitation (ST); Social & Emotional Understanding (HF)
  • Emotional Response (ST); Emotional Expression and Regulation of Emotions (HF)
  • Body Use
  • Object Use (ST); Object Use in Play (HF)
  • Adaptation to Change (ST); Adaptation to Change/Restricted Interests (HF)
  • Visual Response
  • Listening Hearing Response
  • Fear or Nervousness (ST); Fear or Anxiety (HF))
  • Verbal Communication
  • Nonverbal Communication
  • Activity Level (ST); Thinking/Cognitive Integration Skills (HF)
  • Level and Consistency of Intellectual Response
  • General Impressions

Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) Diagnosis Cost

The cost for Correlate Connections to provide an Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) assessment in Campbelltown is $1100.00.  The cost includes the following:

  • Assessment time
  • Observations
  • Report interpretation
  • Report for NDIS or Allied Health

Want to find out more?

Reach out to us at (02) 4607 2697