We specialise in identifying, assessing, and treating individuals who have learning and behaviour differences. We provide cognitive, academic, and behavioural assessments. We choose our assessment approach and tests based on the presenting problems. We do not administer the same tests to every patient. Assessment provides information that guides intervention, not just numbers that compare the individual to their peers. We identify specific skills weaknesses and behaviours that are causing problems. We also identify strengths that can be used to help the individual or which can be rapidly improved upon. Our knowledge of the school systems and curriculum allows us to translate theory into action and to help you navigate a practical approach with your school.

Understanding Minds support includes assessment, therapy and treatment for Adults, Teens, and Children in the areas of:

  • ADHD
  • Challenging behaviour
  • Positive behaviour support plans
  • Dyslexia and dysgraphia
  • Dyscalculia
  • IQ and neuropsych assessment
  • NDIS assessment and report writing
  • Language and learning problems
  • Autism
  • Anxiety, fears and phobias
  • Sleep problems
  • Low mood/depression
  • Gaming and screen addiction
  • Adult ADHD
  • IQ and neuropsych assessment
  • NDIS assessment and report writing
  • Sleep problems
  • Men’s mental health
  • Peri-natal anxiety and depression
  • Personality disorders
  • Anxiety, fears and phobias
  • Low mood/depression
Three key benefits

The benefits of getting an assessment



Assessments are the beginning of changing skills and behaviour. The assessment identifies specific skills and behaviours that require change and factors within the environment that potential hinder or help change and allows us to carefully measure progress in therapy. Assessments also identify strengths that can be leveraged, or which can be quickly improved even further.



Assessments inform the individual and their support team of their strengths and weaknesses. That information allows the individual and their support team to be honest with themselves about what they find hard and to actively work towards overcoming hurdles.



The earlier the assessment the better. Struggling with learning can also lead to emotional or social issues like low self-esteem, anxiety or even depression so improving skills and learning how to work effectively around the weaknesses and how to make use of strengths is important to protect the individual from these negative mental health outcomes.

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