Cognitive, Psychological & Behavioural Assessments
SCOPE OF ASSESSMENTS
The Brain and Behaviour Clinic uses an evidenced-based model of psychological assessment to gain a comprehensive understanding of an individual’s cognitive and behavioural ability. This guides decision making and informs future support and treatment options for individuals, families, and treating teams. Our professional and quality-driven services are available to children (6+), adolescents, and adults.
The Brain and Behaviour Clinic provides assessments for the following areas
Intelligence & Cognitive Assessments
e.g. Intellectual disability, executive functioning, adaptive functioning.
e.g. Specific learning disorders, academic strengths and weaknesses.
e.g. ADHD, ASD, psychometric screening for DSM-5 diagnoses
Return to Work Assessments
e.g. Strengths and weaknesses, clarifying deficits.
A written referral from a General Practitioner, Paediatrician, or relevant health professional is required.
Once a referral has been received, The Brain and Behaviour Clinic will contact the client to discuss booking the initial appointment.
Referrals can be sent by the following means:
- Medical objects provider number 5639263X
- eFax: (07) 5302 6430
Initial Intake Session
60 minutes or 90 minutes
Duration depends on assessments needed Varies per person
Includes gathering information from third parties, scoring and interpretation
Note: NDIS fees differ from those outlined above and are set as per the NDIS annual price guide. Return to work assessment fees differ and are set with each individual organisation at the outset.
Funding and Rebates
NDIS Participants of the NDIS can use their Improved Daily Living budget to fund assessments if these are either self-managed or plan-managed.
Medicare Medicare rebates are not available for cognitive, psychological, or behavioural assessments.
Private Health Insurance Clients may be able to claim a rebate from their private health insurer after full payment is made to The Brain and Behaviour Clinic if certain criteria are met (e.g., client's policy covers assessment services).
WorkCover The Brain and Behaviour Clinic is a registered provider with WorkCover QLD.
Bryony completed her Master of Clinical Psychology at the University of the Sunshine Coast. She provides cognitive, psychological and behavioural assessments for children (6yrs +), adolescents, and adults. Bryony has conducted assessments within the public and private sector and across the developmental spectrum, including paediatric assessments and older adults. Her range of experience includes assessing for specific Neurodevelopmental and Neurocognitive disorders, including but not limited to intellectual disability, specific learning disorders, ADHD, autism spectrum disorder, executive functioning, and learning and memory domains.
Bryony is passionate about the objective, investigative, and informative nature of the assessment process. She endeavours to work with individuals and families in a compassionate and non-judgemental approach, using an evidenced-based model of assessment, to gain a comprehensive understanding of an individual’s cognitive and behavioural ability. This guides decision-making and informs future support and treatment options for individuals, families, and treating teams.
Bryony Kitter MPsych (Clin), MAPS Clinical Psychologist Director, The Brain and Behaviour Clinic