Child and Adolescent Psychological Assessments in Newcastle

We help children reach their full potential and assist you in gaining a better understanding of their needs.

Our expert team of dedicated registered and provisional Psychologists treat both children and adolescents and focus on developmental, intellectual, academic, adaptive, neurological and behavioural assessments. We also are here to support you with Behaviour Management Plans. 

 

Our team are here to work with early childhood concerns (0 - 5 years):

  • Overall development

  • Inability to meet developmental milestones (e.g. language, motor skills, socialization, eating and/or hygiene)

  • Relationships with family members/caretakers

  • Behaviours towards non-family members and peers

  • Difficult temperament

  • Inappropriate behaviours

  • Confirmed diagnosis/disability

  • Learning abilities

  • Fine motor skills & dexterity

  • Gross motor skills - outside play

  • Interactive play

And adolescence (12 - 18 years): 

  • Education and learning abilities

  • Anxiety & low mood

  • Irritability & disengagement

  • Lack of motivations

  • Conflict with parents/caretakers

  • Peer pressure

  • Career guidance

  • School to work transition

  • Gender identity

  • Executive functioning - planning & organisation

  • Sexualised behaviours

  • Drug & alcohol usage

  • Social media usage

Our team specialise and are experts in the following: 

  • Developmental Delay

  • Autism Spectrum

  • Depression/anxiety 

  • Academic Giftedness

  • School Readiness 

  • Identify Self Help Skills 

  • Learning Difficulties 

  • Genetic Disorders 

  • ADHD 

  • Childhood disorders 

  • Behavioural Disorders 

  • Adaptive Functioning

We use Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EDMR) as a treatment component in the management of: 

  • Depression

  • Anxiety

  • Panic attacks

  • Personality disorders

  • Complicated grief

  • Dissociative disorders

  • Pain disorders

  • Body dysmorphic disorders

  • Eating disorders

  • Sexual or physical abuse

  • Performance anxiety

  • Stress reduction

  • Disturbing memories

  • Phobias

  • Addictions

We use our skills and knowledge above to identify, clarify and aim to solve presenting problems by: 

  • Early intervention strategies

  • Identify & clarify presenting problems

  • Profile the child/adolescent using a range of standardised assessments

  • Diagnose mental health disorders: anxiety, depression, PTSD, conduct disorder, personality disorders, autism spectrum disorders, etc. 

  • Assess intellectual & academic ability

  • Identify specific behavioural problems

  • designing effective treatment programs: behavioural plans & risk management plans

  • Implement appropriate therapy for mental health disorder: cognitive behavioural therapy, mindfulness techniques, psycho-education

  • Consult with other allied health professionals & co-ordinate team meetings

  • Evaluate education programs & interventions

  • Recommend options in career suitability

  • Recommend appropriate adjustments & accommodations for education & individualised plans

  • EDMR therapy on children and adolescents that have suffered trauma

If you have any questions or would like to make an appointment, please contact our friendly reception staff on 02 4969 8060. 

If you would like to make a referral to our service, please click here for child psychology referrals and click here for Behavioural Support Referral forms and fax to 02 4969 2879 or email to info@ecmonhudson.com.  

Contact us now to make an appointment