South Brisbane Psychology - Children, Teen & Adults. Tel: 3133 0610
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Diagnostic Assessment for Child or Adolescents


Assessment Fees Autism Spectrum Disorder

*Effective 1st January 2017


       What does the Assessment for Autism Involve?

Best practice research suggests that a comprehensive autism assessment involves gathering information about a child’s communication, social skills,  interests and behaviour across several settings and often this will include home and school environments. An autism assessment is a comprehensive assessment process, which also includes ruling out other possibilities including attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and anxiety. At other times, a cognitive assessment is also recommended (this is additional), this is to provide a thorough assessment.

Our fees for an Autism Spectrum Condition Assessment are noted below.
All assessment fees are based on 1.5 hours of psychologist time.
All assessment sessions vary between 50-60 minutes. After the session, your psychologist spends at least another 30 minutes contacting third parties such as teachers, and interpreting/analysing information obtained from the assessment session. 

How many sessions are required?
Approximately four (4) Assessment Sessions are required, however, at times it can take longer depending on the complexity of the individual. If further ASD assessment sessions are required after 4 sessions of assessment, the normal psychology ongoing fee is charged. The first assessment session has a higher cost to cover the costs of standardised questionnaires for autism. 
We often recommend a cognitive assessment is done as part of this process. A cognitive assessment requires an additional 2-hour appointment and is in addition to fees noted below. 

Autism Assessment Fees
Week days
Saturday After hour fees apply
Clinical Psychologist (Dr. Celia Bird and Dr. Jenni Silva)

  • ASD Assessment Session 1 (60 minutes). Includes assessment questionnaires.
- Fee $420 (1st Assessment Session, includes costs of a maximum of 4 standardised questionnaires)

  • ASD Assessment Fees ongoing (60 minutes) for an additional 3 Assessment Sessions
-$330.00 (Assessment Ongoing)

- 2 hour testing for cognitive assessment and 2 hour report writing (4 hours extra charged for when this is added)

- ASD report is $450.00

Note: For Saturday fees an additional $20 is charged.



Psychology 

  • ASD Assessment Session 1 (60 minutes). Includes assessment questionnaires.
- $360 for the first appointment (includes a maximum of 4 standardised questionnaires) Weekdays
After hours or Saturday fees incur an additional $20 charge.

  • Sessions 2 - 4: ASD Assessment Fees ongoing (60 minutes) for an additional 3 Assessment Sessions (fee is based on 1.5 of psychologist time, 1 hour is used with the client and 30 minutes for the psychologist to review information)
= $270 (Assessment Ongoing)


*ASD Report - If you require a report, the cost is $450. 

For Saturday fees an additional $20 is charged.

Note: During the Parent Interview Sessions you will need to organise someone to look after your child.


ADOS Assessment - See Fees (Dr. Jenni Silva only)

Note:  ADOS Assessments -
It is important to note that the ADOS-2 modules should never be used as the only source of information in generating a clinical impression or diagnosis.
All assessments for Autism must include a thorough process including the information listed above with an examiner with experience in autism spectrum conditions.