Want to understand yourself or your loved one better?

Northside Psychology is proud to provide assessments. We are able to provide neuropsychological, educational and cognitive assessments for individuals from 4 years of age (depending on assessment type). You don’t need a referral for an assessment at Northside Psychology (but it is helpful information to share if you already have one).

What are assessments for? 

During your initial session with one of our Assessments Clinicians, the goals, concerns and challenges you discuss will guide the development of a personalised assessment process. Everyone has different reasons for seeking an assessment, and our Assessments Team works with you to identify these and tailor the process accordingly.

Assessments may be designed to answer a number of questions or meet certain goals. For some assessments the goal is to achieve a diagnosis, a foundation from which future structures and supports can be built. For almost every assessment, it’s about finding out more about how your brain works. Understanding the way things work for you can make work, home and life easier.

How Does It Work?

Time Frame: Typically an assessment takes between 4-6 weeks for completion.

Process: Generally assessments are time consuming. We have an initial meeting to discuss your / your loved ones needs. Depending on the type of assessment, we may then do interviews and observations, separate testing sessions, talk to family or teachers, review scores, interpret the data, write the report and provide a feedback session.

Cost: Given the hours required to conduct assessments, there is a substantial cost which varies according to the type of assessment. Typically they range from $2500 to $5100 (subject to change) depending on what is required.

Dr. Bronwyn Coward

Senior Clinical Neuropsychologist

Provides Neuropsychological assessments for the following populations:

Acquired Brain Injury (TBI, Stroke, etc) | MS | Oncology | ADHD | Neurodevelopmental disorders | Epilepsy | Learning disorders

Trudy Ross

Assessments across the lifespan: Autism Spectrum Disorder | ADHD | Cognitive Assessments | Educational/Achievement Assessments including Learning Difficulties | Adaptive Behaviour/Functional Skills | School Readiness | Giftedness and Early Entry Programs | Intellectual Disabilities | Behavioural Assessment including Conduct Disorder, Oppositional Defiant Disorder


Julia Links


Assessments across the lifespan: Cognitive (IQ) Assessments and Intellectual Disability | Educational and Learning Assessments including Specific Learning Disorders (Dyslexia, Dyscaliculia & Dysgraphia) | Attention difficulties including ADHD | Adaptive behaviour and Functional Abilities | Behavioural Disorders including Oppositional Defiant Disorder and Conduct Disorder | School Readiness | High Potential and Giftedness


Assessments for ages 4+ (depending on assessment type)

Please note many assessment sessions do not attract a medicare rebate.

Client Type:

  • Private
  • NDIS
  • Insurance/ACT
  • Third Party Claims
  • Emergency Services Personnel 

Assessment Purpose:

  • Behavioural
  • Neuropsychological
  • Personality
  • Cognitive
  • Educational
  • NDIS diagnosis & review 

Assessment Type: 

  • Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)
  • Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
  • Cognitive
  • Academic (Educational/ Achievement)
  • Cognitive Educational including Learning Difficulties
  • Adaptive behaviour/ Functional Skills
  • School Readiness
  • Giftedness and early entry programs
  • Intellectual Disabilities
  • Behavioural Assessments including Conduct Disorder, Oppositional Defiant Disorder
  • Acquired and Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Functional Neurological Disorder
  • Dementia
  • Stroke
  • Neuropsychological

We can also tailor specific tests to answer specific referral questions. Please contact our Assessment Coordinator on 02 6255 3008 to discuss your specific needs. 

Assessments Inquiry Call

Book an Enquiry Call with our Assessments Coordinator