Neuropsychology Assessment FAQs

A neuropsychological evaluation is an in-depth assessment of skills and abilities linked to brain function. The aim of an assessment is to define a client’s specific cognitive strengths and weaknesses, and measures areas such as intelligence, planning and organising, attention/concentration, problem solving, memory, language, visual-spatial skills, academic skills and social-emotional functioning such as motivation, mood state, quality of life and personality styles.

The areas addressed in an individual’s evaluation are determined by the referral question, an individual’s concerns and symptoms, and observations made during interview and test administration.

At Bowyer Psychology, a neuropsychological assessment can be conducted for both children and adults.

A Neuropsychologist is a specialist in the assessment, diagnosis and treatment of disorders associated with conditions affecting the brain. These conditions include neurological, medical and psychiatric conditions, developmental disorders and learning disabilities. It requires postgraduate qualifications and clinical supervision to become fully qualified as a Clinical Neuropsychologist.

A Neuropsychologist has specialised training to understand the cognitive, emotional and behavioural effects of a wide range of conditions; for example, ADHD, learning difficulties, degenerative disorders (e.g. Alzheimer’s disease), Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBI), Post-concussion syndrome and psychiatric disorders.

An initial 50-minute pre-assessment consultation is required before an assessment is booked in. This session allows you to discuss your presenting concerns and ask any questions that you may have, as well as allow the clinician to gather developmental history and outline the assessment process to you. From here, an assessment plan is formulated and the assessment is booked in accordingly.

The neuropsychological assessment is generally conducted over 2 sessions which run for approximately 2 hours each. This can vary depending on the age, complexity, and type of assessment.

Typically, an assessment consists of a clinical interview, psychometric testing, completion of subjective questionnaires, and a review of other information sources such as school reports, imaging results, hospital records, or specialist letters.

After testing is completed, the Neuropsychologist will compile a detailed and comprehensive report. This is followed by a 30-minute feedback session conducted approximately 3 weeks after the assessment to discuss the report findings.

Yes, our Clinical Neuropsychologist’s are able to conduct educational assessments. Pricing differs from a standard neuropsychological assessment. Please contact our administration to advise of costing and process.

Pricing is dependent on age, complexity of case, type of assessment, and the Neuropsychologist conducting the assessment. The total cost is inclusive of all tests administered, scoring and reporting, and the feedback session. Please contact us to discuss further.

Please note, the full cost of the assessment is to be paid on the first assessment session.

The pre-assessment consultation is able to be claimed through Medicare if you had a relevant referral and mental health care plan. Alternatively, this can be claimed through your Private Health Insurance dependent on your coverage.

Unfortunately, Medicare does not cover the neuropsychological assessment. Rebates can be available through your private health insurance company. We recommend checking with your private health company directly.

Ensure to arrive on-time to your assessment. Please bring along glasses if you need them. As the assessment is comprehensive, it can be tiring, so you can have breaks when needed. You should also bring something to eat and drink with you.

Prior to your first session, our administration team will email you through an intake form and an engagement and agreement form that needs to be completed. It is also recommended to email through any relevant documents that you believe will aid the assessment. For example, school reports, medical imaging results, or hospital records. This can be emailed to

We adhere to a strict cancellation / re-scheduling policy. Should you need to cancel, a minimum of 48 hours’ notice is required. A cancellation fee will apply if an assessment is cancelled within 48 hours of the assessment.

To book an assessment you can either submit an enquiry or email / call our friendly administration team.


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