Our Services

Comprehensive Child Assessment Solutions

Supporting Your Child's Developmental Journey

At Steps and Stones, we provide a range of tailored assessments designed to understand and support the diverse needs of children. 

Each assessment is conducted with the utmost care and professionalism, ensuring that both children and families receive valuable insights for informed decision-making and future planning. 

Intellectual Discovery

Our service meticulously evaluates your child’s cognitive abilities, such as reasoning, memory, and problem-solving skills. This comprehensive cognitive assessment identifies strengths and areas for growth, laying a solid foundation for educational planning and maximizing intellectual potential. It can be beneficial in understanding and enhancing your child’s journey through academia.

Learning Insights

Learning insights focus on your child’s unique learning style and preferences. This educational assessment analyses how they absorb, process, and retain information, identifying any learning difficulties and strengths. This knowledge is helpful for tailoring educational strategies to enhance their learning experience, making education more effective and enjoyable.

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Capability Analysis

Capability analysis offers a holistic view of your child’s abilities, spanning academic, emotional, social, and physical domains. We assess various skills to provide a comprehensive understanding of their adaptive behaviour and functional capacity. This aids in identifying supportive interventions and celebrating their strengths, paving the way for well-rounded growth.

Behavioural Understanding

Behavioural understanding, including ADHD assessments, evaluates your child’s emotional responses, adaptability, and social interactions. This service helps identify underlying behavioural challenges or strengths, providing insights for tailored support. Understanding these nuances assists in creating a supportive environment that nurtures the child’s overall well-being.

How It Works

At Steps and Stones Psychology, our process is designed to be clear, supportive, and thorough, ensuring that every step is in the best interest of your child’s development. Here’s how our journey together unfolds:

Initial Consultation

This first meeting is an opportunity to meet and discuss your child's unique situation in a supportive, understanding environment. We'll explore your child's history, present concerns, and future aspirations. This session is essential for understanding their needs thoroughly, addressing any concerns, and answering all your questions about the assessment process.

Full Assessment Session

Our comprehensive assessment involves conducting tailored evaluations which can gauge your child's cognitive, emotional, and social development. This engaging and interactive session provides crucial insights into their abilities, strengths, and areas needing support, ensuring a thorough understanding of their developmental profile.

Assessment Findings and Next Steps

In this important session, we'll present a detailed report of the assessment findings and discuss our tailored recommendations. It's a crucial step for understanding your child's needs and planning the next steps in their developmental journey, providing guidance on how to best support their growth.


We assess children and adolescents, typically ranging from early childhood to late adolescence. Our services are tailored to meet the developmental needs of each age group.

The duration of an assessment varies depending on the complexity of the case and the specific needs of the child. Generally, assessments can range from a couple of hours to multiple sessions. We strive to work efficiently while ensuring a comprehensive evaluation.

We offer a range of assessments including intellectual, learning, behavioural, and capability analyses. Each assessment is designed to understand different aspects of your child’s development and provide insights into their unique needs.

A referral is not always necessary to book an assessment with us. However, if you have been referred by a healthcare professional, please bring any relevant documentation to your initial consultation.

The initial consultation is an opportunity for us to understand your child’s history and your concerns. It’s also a chance for you to ask questions and learn more about our process. We’ll discuss the potential assessments and plan the next steps.

Preparing your child for an assessment involves explaining the process in a simple, reassuring way. Let them know that they will be doing some activities that will help us understand how they learn and think. Ensure they are well-rested and have eaten beforehand.

Yes, after the assessment, you will receive a detailed report outlining our findings, insights, and recommendations. This report is a valuable tool for understanding your child’s needs and planning for their support and development.

Currently, our services at Steps and Stones Psychology are not directly billable through NDIS or Medicare. However, you might be able to claim a portion of the assessment cost through your private health insurance. We advise checking with your health insurance provider to understand your coverage details and the possibility of reimbursement for our psychological assessment services.

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Your Questions Answered

Feeling uncertain or have questions? Not sure where to begin? 

Our 10-minute pre-assessment discussion is here to address your concerns and introduce the support we can offer your child. This initial, obligation-free call is your opportunity to find out if our services match your family’s needs. 

Contact us now to take the first step on this important journey.