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Assessments are an important way to assist in exploring the presence of a diagnosis and determining whether there is an underlying reason for areas of concern. They are also an important opportunity for our health professionals to gather information.
Assessments explore and identify your child’s strengths and challenges and assist in understanding how they learn best. This helps guide treatment and provide recommendations specific to your child to assist them in their home, school, social and other environments.
To learn more about assessments or to book an appointment contact your nearest Early Start Australia clinic.
At Early Start Australia our therapists can provide assessments and reports for:
Assessment services vary between clinics so check with your local clinic about the types of assessments available.
Different assessments have different requirements, but they generally follow a standard approach.
During testing sessions, your child will meet one-on-one with their assessing health professional, such as a psychologist, occupational therapist or speech therapist to complete a range of activities. Your child’s assessor will always start by spending time building a rapport to ensure your child feels comfortable. Testing is usually scheduled earlier in the day when most children are functioning at their best.
The length of the entire assessment process can depend on several factors, including the number of assessments needed and availability. The length of each assessment appointment with your child will range from 1-2hrs. This is followed by a feedback appointment when you will receive a report.
Results from the assessment at Early Start Australia may or may not indicate the presence of a diagnosis.
If the results indicate the presence of a diagnosis, recommendations will be made to meet with your paediatrician to formalise or verify the diagnosis.
Depending on the results from the assessment, your child may be eligible for government funding for therapy and support. All of this is discussed at your feedback appointment.
We focus on supporting clients (and their families) to develop language, motor, cognitive, social and emotional skills, and provide therapy supports for children with developmental delay or disability, including autism spectrum disorder.
Our multi-disciplinary teams work together with you to understand your needs and develop a plan using evidence-based strategies to help you achieve your goals and aspirations.
We have clinics in every state and territory creating a strong community of allied health professionals with the collective knowledge and expertise to deliver you the best outcomes.
We are a registered NDIS provider and are here to help you on your NDIS journey.
Early intervention is not just for the kids. We offer therapies to cater for all ages, needs and abilities,
and we know the sooner you start your therapy journey the better.