Child & Adolescent

Child & Adolescent

Your child and/or adolescent is a vibrant and distinct individual who experiences his or her own unique combination of emotions, circumstances and influences. There is no one-size-fits-all solution; every child and adolescent deserve the appropriate time and attention to be heard and understood. Coping with the social, emotional, developmental and behavioural challenges that affect your child or adolescent takes time, patience and understanding.

  • Problems with attention and concentration
  • Depression or mood difficulties
  • Low self-esteem / low self-confidence
  • Bullying
  • Behavioural problems including oppositionality
  • Anxiety (including separation anxiety and OCD)
  • Coping with divorce or other family problems including loss
  • Anxiety (including VCE stress and procrastination)
  • Adolescent behavioural problems including conduct disorder
  • Teenage depression (including self-harming)
  • Bullying
  • Low self-esteem / Low self-confidence
  • Relationship problems with family members
  • Coping with divorce or other family problems including loss
  • Problems with attention and concentration

Educational assessments measure a child’s cognitive and academic strengths and weaknesses. A child or adolescence memory and attention can also be assessed. Children are often referred for these assessments when they are having difficulties at school or alternatively are doing well academically but are exhibiting behavioural issues due to boredom.

The aim of the assessment is to use a wide variety of information from a number of sources to consider different possibilities for the difficulties being experienced. Understanding a child’s strength (more developed skills) and weaknesses (less developed skills)means parents and teachers can deliver information that aligns with a child’s strengths fostering understanding in the school and home environment. Recommendations are made that are designed to assist the child and their families to improve functioning.

At Insight, our qualified and highly trained psychologists can provide the following
educational assessments:

Cognitive (full scale IQ) assessment – children/adolescent aged 2- 16 years
A cognitive assessment includes a:

  • 45-minute consultation with parents (background information/ history)
  • 90- minute cognitive assessment with child using psychometric tests (includes report)
  • 50- minute feedback session with parents to discuss results and recommendations

Education/ achievement assessment
An education/achievement assessment includes a:

  • 45-minute consultation with parents (background information/ history)
  • 2 x 60-minute assessment with child using psychometric tests (includes report)
  • 50- minute feedback session with parents to discuss results and recommendations

Important Information

During redevelopment works we have temporarily relocated to 1025 Mt Alexander Rd Essendon.