What assessments are available for adults?
Healthwise can provide assessments for adults in a range of areas, including:
What does an assessment include?
All of our adult assessment options start with a intake session. In this session, the clinician will ask you questions around your abilities, challenges, and developmental history, and ask you to complete some questionnaires. This session will allow you to learn more about the assessment procedure, and ensure that we tailor the assessment sessions specifically to your individual needs.
You will then come in for their assessment sessions with the clinician. The number and length of assessment sessions required will depend on the purpose of the assessment (e.g. ASD, ADHD, cognitive testing).
We also include a feedback session at the end of all diagnostic or cognitive assessments. In this session, the clinician will provide you with a copy of the written report and talk you through the assessment results and recommendations. You will also be able to ask questions about ‘What next?’ to make sure you are on the right path after the assessment.
Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is a complex neurodevelopmental disorder. All individuals with ASD are unique, although adults, friends, or family members often notice that the individual has challenges in how they communicate socially and has a narrow range of interests and repetitive behaviours.
Assessment for ASD in adults is tailored to individual needs, and may include multiple appointments with the clinician, the completion of assessment questionnaires, a semi-structured interview, or contact with friends or family as required. Your clinician will talk you through the purpose of assessment to help you get the most out of this process.
Do you feel like there are barriers stopping you from making progress in life, or like there’s something wrong with your thinking or memory? Are you performing below your potential? If you have concerns about your concentration, memory, ability to learn new information, or other thinking skills a cognitive assessment might help you understand what’s going on and how to manage your issues.
A cognitive assessment can help you understand your thinking skills and your potential, maximize the way you use your cognitive abilities, develop strategies to overcome areas of weakness, and investigate potential issues such as learning disorders, memory problems, and attention problems.
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is a developmental condition that can make it challenging to pay attention, focus and complete tasks, organise, control impulsive behaviours, and even sit still.
Individuals, friends, and family members often notice that the individual is struggling to complete tasks, never seems to listen, is forgetful, is not achieving their best, or seems to be unable to control behaviour at home or work.
If you are worried that you have ADHD, we suggest starting by visiting your GP to talk through the service options. Otherwise you can give us a call on (07) 4198 3143 and book in for an initial appointment to get started straight away.