This clinic operates on a part-time basis, due to other clinical commitments. Referrals can be made by GPs, specialists, parents, teachers, self (adult) and allied health professionals for psychological, neuropsychological, and scholastic/educational (Dyslexia) assessments.
Referrals are requested for most adult and/or neuropsychological-based assessments. Due to clinical commitment and time constraints, psychological interventions are not currently provided by Dr Tom Burke, and the Therapy Waitlist is currently closed.
Currently, the clinic offers a range of assessment services with the most common including:
- Specific Learning Difficulties (e.g., Dyslexia or Dyscalculia);
- Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD)
- Attention Deficit Disorder/ Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
- Assessment of Intellectual Disability (ID) and Adaptive Behaviour
- Concentration and motivation challenges
What is involved in an assessment?
The purpose of cognitive/psychological/neuropsychological assessment is to obtain an in-depth understanding of the present person’s complaint or difficulty and based on this to reach a decision on the type of diagnosis, intervention or recommendations to be suggested as appropriate.
Many assessments hold a number of main components: a detailed interview/report of current and previous function from a number of informants e.g., parent and school; clinical psychologists often also use a range of psychometric and cognitive tests during an assessment. These can include simple diagnostic tests, detailed assessment of personality functioning, the assessment of IQ and aptitude and complex neuropsychological testing. With appropriate consent, the psychologist may also seek information from a variety of informants, including the client, their family (if appropriate and relevant), other professionals or services working with the client, including the school (for children).
For more information please see the above section, or please do not hesitate to Contact Us.