A Psychologist is a professional with a university qualification in Psychological Science, recognised by the Psychology Board of Australia. Psychologists are trained in the science of how people think, feel, behave and learn.

Psychologists work with children and families to provide expert advice and support in a range of areas including but not limited to:

  • Behavioural concerns
  • Assessment of learning difficulties
  • Effects of trauma
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Phobias
  • Grief
  • Families experiencing separation and divorce
  • Independent reports for family court
  • Counseling
  • Various testing options including behavioural tests, IQ tests, academic ability tests, personality tests and psychopathology tests

Some of the most common paediatric tests available by our Psychologist include:


Measures IQ in children aged 6-16. It breaks down the IQ score into two components of verbal and non-verbal which immediately shows if one aspect is less developed, which is important in identifying potential capacity to learn, and to what level in a child with disabilities.  The testing also provides more scope for further diagnostics by comparing results on various sub-tests.  A high score on one and a low score on another gives an indication of potential for development, and identifies likely barriers.


Similar to the WISC-V, it has been expanded to encompass IQ testing in younger children, up to age 7 years and 7 months, which is beneficial for assessing delayed developers.


The WIAT-III has a total of 16 sub-tests (not all sub-tests are given to every child). It is used to identify the academic strengths and weaknesses of a student. It is very useful for diagnosing specific learning disabilities, and provides useful guides for how to design subsequent instruction programs and interventions.  In addition to basic reading, writing and maths, it covers listening, oral expression, and comprehension.