Psychological Services

This page provides an outline of the psychological services provided by Stephen Hayes

Telehealth

Stephen is able to provide Telehealth services. Existing rebates apply to all services provided via Telehealth (Medicare, Private Health and NDIS rebates).

Psychological Counselling

Counselling/Therapy sessions are of 50 minutes duration. Sessions may include parents only,  parent and child together or the child only, depending on the issues. Counselling sessions often have a problem-solving focus and aim to provide the child or adolescent with skills, strategies and resources to use to assist in managing their difficulties. 

Psychological Assessment

Psychological assessments measure the child or adolescent’s  psychological functioning. It may be specific – eg. assessment of an  anxiety disorder, or a more general assessment of the child’s overall  level of psychological health.

Cognitive Assessment

Cognitive assessments provide information about  the child’s overall level of intellectual functioning as well as  language processing, reasoning, attention, visual processing, planning  and organisational ability, verbal and non-verbal learning and memory.  A cognitive assessment will assist in the identification of learning  difficulties, as well as in the identification of giftedness.

Educational Assessment

Educational assessments measure the child’s academic achievement in literacy (reading, writing,  spelling), numeracy and oral language. The assessment instruments used are  diagnostic and provide specific, detailed information about the child’s  strengths and weaknesses in these areas.

Scholarship Preparation

This involves providing information about the type of test that will be  given (this will differ depending on the school offering the  scholarship), an opportunity to sit a ‘practice’ test, feedback on  performance and provision of strategies for sitting a scholarship  examination.

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