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What are Developmental Assessments?

Developmental assessments are a comprehensive evaluation of a client's physical, intellectual, language, social and emotional development. They are usually conducted when a parent, educator or medical health professional identifies that an individual is experiencing difficulty in one or more of these areas.

Eden Psychology offer comprehensive psychological developmental assessments for Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD), Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), and other developmental concerns.

Developmental Assessments

Process of Developmental Assessments

​​A developmental assessment typically includes:

  1. Initial appointment – background information is gathered, including developmental history, academic ability, medical issues, family relationships, and issues raised in order to gather a detailed picture of you or your child’s environment. In this session it will also be determined which assessment is appropriate. 

  2. Testing – depending on you or your child’s ability and engagement with the test, the testing will be done over one or two sessions.

  3. Scoring and interpreting results – each assessment will be scored and interpreted against standardised results.

  4. Report writing – the behavioural observations during testing will be recorded, along with the results of the testing, and recommendations.

  5. Feedback session – the psychologist will discuss the outcomes of the testing in this session and provide recommendations for individuals, parents, or schools as required.

As each assessment is uniquely tailored to the needs of the individual, we encourage you to give us a call about our assessment services. This can be an emotional and difficult time for families. Eden Psychology can sensitively guide families through the process of obtaining a developmental assessment while offering support and advocacy for prompt intervention options. 

For further information on developmental assessments or to book an appointment, please contact us.

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