Diagnosis & Assessment Clinic

The assessment clinic provides comprehensive, evidence based assessments to identify Autism in children, young people and young adults. Your doctor may refer your child to the assessment clinic if delays in the areas of social communication, play or behaviour indicate a possible Autism diagnosis. You do not need a referral from a paediatrician or general practitioner to attend Irabina; however, children aged under 13 years with a referral are eligible for a Medicare rebate on our assessment fee.

The assessments

The assessments are conducted by Irabina’s clinical psychologists and speech pathologists who have a focus on Autism. Our assessments are designed to confirm or exclude an Autism diagnosis and identify any other possible neurodevelopmental conditions. A diagnostic assessment takes approximately six hours, which occurs on several days over a period of four to six weeks and includes report writing. There’s no need to wait for an Irabina assessment, because appointments with paediatricians can often have a long appointment lead time, we make our assessments available while you wait for your paediatric appointment.

Our transdisciplinary team is also available to start other assessments such as school funding assessments and reports. Please speak to reception or your therapy team if you need further information.

 

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