We have expertise in administering assessments that may help to identify and diagnose challenges experienced by children and young people. This includes assessing for difficulties with concentration, defiant/oppositional behaviour, and conduct concerns. This is done through a combination of expert clinical differentiation and standardised assessments. Behavioural assessments, when combined with other assessments, can be used to diagnose DSM-5-TR (2022) disorders such as Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), Oppositional Defiant Disorder (ODD), and Conduct Disorder (CD).
The following screeners and assessment tools are commonly used to measure a range of behavioural difficulties in children and adolescents.
- Achenbach System of Empirically Based Assessment (ASEBA) is a comprehensive assessment of adaptive and maladaptive functioning in children aged 1.5 to 18 years.
- Behavior Assessment System for Children, Third Edition (BASC-3) is a targeted individual assessment of behaviour and emotions for children and adolescents aged 2 to 21 years.
- Conners 4th Edition is a leading Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) questionnaire designed to be completed by parents and teachers to assist in the assessment of symptoms and impairments associated with ADHD and other common co-occurring problems and disorders in children and youth. It requires respondents to rate the child/youth on several items representing common problems that they may experience at school and home. Responses are divided into scales that measure observable behaviours related to Inattention/Executive Dysfunction, Hyperactivity, Impulsivity, Emotional Dysregulation, Depressed Mood, and Anxious Thoughts.
- Conners Comprehensive Behavior Rating Scales (CBRS) is an assessment tool used to gather information about behavioural, emotional, social, and developmental issues, of children and adolescents aged 6 to 18 years based on observations of different respondents across home and school settings. When used in combination with other information, results from the CBRS can provide valuable information to aid further assessment, inform support options, and guide intervention decisions.
- Beck Youth Inventories, Second Edition (BYI-2) uses five self-report inventories to assess symptoms of depression, anxiety, anger, disruptive behaviour & self-concept in children and adolescents aged 7 to 18 years.
Assessment and reporting from $1500 per respondent (as of September 2024 – prices are subject to change – please call us to discuss prices and book in with our psychologist).