Cognitive, Learning and Behavioural Assessments

What is a Behavioural Assessment?

The National Health Co-op’s mission is to improve access to affordable healthcare. Consistent with that objective, the NHC provides Cognitive, Learning and Behavioural Assessments for children and adolescents. 

Cognitive, Learning and Behavioural Assessments are used to assess and diagnose:

  • IQ, giftedness, and/or intellectual disability;
  • learning disorders such as dyslexia, dyscalculia, and disorders of written expression;
  • ADHD; and
  • behavioural disorders.

These assessments can help families gain a diagnosis that can that assist them in accessing services (such as the NDIS) and additional support within the schooling system. It can also assist in more targeted treatment options.

Our services

Assessments are available for children aged from 6 years to 16 years 11 months, and are delivered by a Psychologist who has specialised training in the assessment, diagnosis and treatment of mental health and psychological conditions. Please note, these assessments cannot provide a diagnosis of Autism.

Delivery of these assessments are not covered by Medicare and will need to be paid by the member. The NHC has been able to set the prices of these tests significantly lower than the rate individuals have previously had to pay through other providers whilst still being sustainable for the Co-operative to deliver.

The NHC currently offers the following three packages that enable assessment of most conditions. No referral is necessary for these services. Private health rebates may be available; please check with your insurer.


Package  Scope of Assessment Inclusions Cost

Can assess IQ, giftedness, and intellectual disability.

Either WISC-V or WIAT-III alone


Can assess the above and also learning disorders.

3 Can assess all of the above as well as ADHD and behavioural disorders.

WISC-V + WIAT-III + CBCL + Connors + School Observation



Please be advised that assessment fees are non-refundable.

Cognitive, Learning and Behavioural Assessments services are currently available at our Coombs clinic in the ACT.

To schedule a assessment please call (02) 6178 0400 and select option 1 (Psychology services).