Assessments

Our psychological and occupational therapy team at Direct Focus Solutions have had assessment and report experience for over two decades. We work to understand the objective measures we use, combine them with interview, self-report and behavioural observations to determine the support intervention needed. We are constantly monitoring and reviewing you and/or your child’s progress with our customised behavioural trackers.

Good assessment measures are part of a process that is crucial to supporting the right intervention. For instance, your paediatrician may ask for your child to be cognitively assessed so a Weschler Intelligence Scale for Children (WISC) and a Weschler Individual achievement Test (WIAT) are called for. Or if you always wondered why you have found study and staying on task hard and as an adult you want to know why, so you can have a Test of Variables of Attention (TOVA) to start screening for an ADHD diagnosis.

Depending upon your need, our assessment process for children and adults starts with structured interviews with either or both our psychology and occupational therapy head of team. A picture is built up that our assessment tools can further qualify and quantify the behaviours and presentation for us.

Assessment Measures.

At Direct Focus Solutions we provide range of cognitive and psychometric assessments inclusive of the following:
• Weschler Adult Intelligence Scale (WAIS)
• Weschler Intelligence scale for Children (WISC)
• Weschler Pre-school and Primary scale of Intelligence (WPPSI)
• Weschler Memory Scale (WMS)
• Visual and Auditory Continuance performance test (IVA)
• Test of Variables of Attention (TOVA).
• Connors
• Child Behavior Checklist (CBCL)
• Autism Spectrum Rating Scale (ASRS)
• Beck Combined Youth Inventories of Social and Emotional Impairment (BYI)
• Adult ADHD screener
• qEEG analysis
• Brief Symptom Inventory (BSI)
• Millon Clinical Multiaxial Inventory (MCMI)
• Personality Assessment Inventory (PAI)
• DISC Personality Assessment
Occupational Therapy Assessment tools:
• Clinical observations in posture, gross, motor, fine motor, social behaviours and sensory preferences
• Adolescent/Adult Sensory Profile
• Sensory Processing Measure (SPM)
• Developmental Coordination Disorder Questionnaire (DCDQ)
• Functional assessment of IADLS and ADLS

What we can help with:
• Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD)
• Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)
• Oppositional Defiant Disorder (ODD)
• Intellectual Delay
• Intellectual disability
• Post- Traumatic Stress Disorder
• Acquired Brain Injury (ABI)
• Adult ADHD
• Substance use
• Depression and anxiety disorders
• Management and leadership development

At Direct Focus Solutions we combine our long experience with our assessments to provide a finely tuned service. All measures facilitated can have a summary or in-depth report provided for you and your other treating professionals. We work to create a comfortable space for assessment and will do these in your home if this is required to ensure optimum test conditions. We pride our assessment administration, not only for efficiency and professionalism, but affordability. Please contact us to discuss your assessment needs