Psychology


Thoughtful Health has a number of experienced psychologists able to provide treatment for children, adolescents and adults.  Psychology can be useful for issues including stress, anxiety, depression, relationship difficulties, parenting and behavioural problems.  Medicare rebates are available with an eligible referral.  

 

Psychologists at Thoughtful Health:

 


Psychometric testing

Psychologist Annemari de Korte is able to conduct a number of screening tools to assist with cognitive assessment and psychometric testing.  Please contact Thoughtful Health for more details.

 

Cognitive tests include:

  • WAIS IV: The WAIS IV (Wechsler Adult Intelligence Scale 4th edition) is designed to measure intelligence in adults and older adolescents.
  • WISC IV tests: The WISC IV (Weschler Intelligence Scale for Children 4th edition) is a test designed to measure general intelligence in children between the ages of 6 and 16.
  • WIAT-III
  • ASD assessment: ADOS-2 and SRS-2
  • ADHD: Conners 3 and further cognitive assessment if indicated
  • Adaptive behaviours: Vineland 3
  • Developmental assessment: Griffith III and Conners Early Childhood Form

Both the WAIS and the WISC tests measure abilities in four indexes: verbal comprehension, perceptual reasoning, processing speed, and working memory. These tests can be used to identify learning disabilities or disorders as well as giftedness, and can identify cognitive strengths and weaknesses.

 

In some cases, further testing may be indicated and will attract an additional fee. Additional testing may include:

  • tests of learning and memory in children and adults
  • verbal learning and memory deficits in children and adults
  • assessment of executive function