Fees vary depending on what assessment is required and range between $955 for a standard cognitive assessment to $2350 for a combined ASD and Cognitive assessment. A standard ASD assessment with a comprehensive report is $1825. Medicare only offers rebates for ASD assessments with a valid paediatrician or child psychiatrist referral (around $170 is rebated). There are no Medicare rebates for other assessments. Please note that these prices are guides only as your assessing clinician will make a recommendation of what assessment will best meet your needs and discuss the associated fees with you in your first appointment.
Cognitive (or intelligence) assessments examine general thinking and reasoning abilities, rather than grade-level knowledge. The are three assessments offered at Hopscotch & Harmony are the most current versions and are recognised by the Department of Education for funding applications. Read more about our cognitive assessments
Autism Spectrum Disorder
The aim of this assessment is to determine whether an individual meets DSM-5 criteria for Autism Spectrum Disorder and to provide information about their presentation and support needs. In addition to a 2-hour parent/carer interview, the diagnostic process includes the ADOS-2, an observational assessment of social and communication skills, and restricted and repetitive interests and stereotyped patterns of behaviour, as well as rating scales for parents and educators to complete. A kinder/school observation may also be required.
Autism Diagnostic Observation Scale
A semi-structured, standardised assessment of communication, social interaction, play, and restricted and repetitive behaviours.
Ages: 12 mths through adulthood
Autism Spectrum Rating Scale
A rating scale for parents/carers and educators to identify symptoms, behaviours, and associated features of the full range of Autism Spectrum Disorders.
Ages: 2yrs - 18yrs
Vineland Adaptive Rating Scales
Vineland Adaptive Behaviour scales Measures oral language, reading, written language and mathematics.
Ages: 3 - 21yrs
We offer a range of behavioural assessments to help understand young people better and to recommend appropriate interventions or further, more comprehensive, assessment. We use the BASC, Connors, Vineland, CBCL as needed, depending on the referral questions.
Intellectual Disability Assessment
This assessment includes a cognitive assessment (WPPSI, WISC or WAIS) as well as a Vineland-3 completed by a teacher and/or parent in order to meet DSM-V criteria.