Neuropsychological Testing is made up of scientific tests that measure mental capabilities, cognitive strengths, and behavioural styles.
We are pleased to be offering Neuropsychological testing for children, teenagers and adults. Dr Andrew Sheridan will be working with final year neuropsychology students to offer this service to members of ADHD WA. Dr Sheridan is fully endorsed with AHPRA as a Clinical Psychologist and Neuropsychologist, and the student has Provisional Registration.
The assessment usually takes place over a five-hour period, with plenty of breaks in between. It involves an initial history-taking discussion, then carrying out tests; then the student and Dr Sheridan discuss the results and meet with you a couple of weeks later in a feedback session, and finally, the student and Dr Sheridan write the report.
It can be hard for new clients to know what to expect from a Neuropsychology assessment, so here is some information that may help.
We start with a clinical interview, where we discuss medical history and also ‘thinking skills’ (things you are good at and things you find difficult).
The next part is where we would do some tasks and activities designed to find out about thinking skills in more detail: again some you will find easy and others may gradually get difficult.
There is then a written report, which provides information about your skills and an opinion about what it means for you. Often it is necessary to meet to discuss this report as well so that you have a chance to hear the findings in plain English and ask any questions.
The report will also have some recommendations so that you can improve your skills or adapt.
The Neuropsychological Assessment is $1,000 which includes the comprehensive assessment (approximately 5 hours), analysis, feedback session, and finally, comprehensive report with recommendations.
Unfortunately, Medicare does not provide a rebate for psychometric testing, therefore no Medicare rebate is available.
The current wait time to get an assessment booking is approximately five months.