Dear Valued Clients and Families,
Erin will be on extended leave from October through to early February 2021.
During school term 4, Colleen Respondek will be practicing on her usual days (Monday and Tuesday), and the office will be attended and phones answered on these days.
At other times, please send an email to , and we will reply to your inquiry as soon as possible. The answering machine will be taking messages on Wednesday - Friday. Calls left on the machine will be returned as soon as possible (usually Monday the following week).
If you require urgent mental health support please contact the Mental Health Hotline on 1800 011 511. Please do not leave a message on the answering machine.
Erin Poulton & Staff
The availability of Telehealth (video/phone conference) has been extended until march 2021. If you would prefer to continue using this method of consultation, please let our admin staff know.
If attending in office consultations, we ask that you attend your appointment on time - please do not arrive more than a few minutes early.
You will be required to use hand sanitizer on entry, and we will be cleaning the office surfaces regularly. We will also have sneeze screens installed.
ONLY clients should attend (obviously, if you are bringing a child for therapy please ensure only one guardian attends - no siblings or multiple carers please).
Most importantly, please DO NOT attend if you (or close family members) have been unwell or show any signs of illness. Please let us know and we will reschedule your appointment.
The NDIS requires information about how a person's impairment/s impacts on their day-to-day life (otherwise known as the functional impact of the impairment). Information regarding the impact of the functional impairment is usually best provided through a functional assessment completed by a Psychologist.
This is where Poulton Psychology can support NDIS participants.
The NDIS requires that the impairment or impairments has/have resulted in substantially reduced psychosocial functioning to undertake activities in at least one of following areas: Communication, Social interaction, Learning, Mobility, Self-Care, Self-management.
For assessing Adaptive Functioning, or functional capacity, the Adaptive Behaviour Assessment Scales - Third Edition (ABAS-3) is used. The ABAS-3 provide standardised assessment of the above areas for each individual and is considered to be a Gold Standard.
Having a thoroughly and professionally completed assessment is likely to improve the ability of the participant to request specific funding through the NDIS and to be successful in doing so.
Participants can generally use their existing NDIS funding to complete assessment or review.
Please contact the office on 4422 5518 to arrange an NDIS functional assessment, or to find out more information.
Poulton Psychology is a private psychology practice providing therapy, counselling and assessment for individuals across all age ranges. We are based in Nowra, on the beautiful South Coast of NSW.
Poulton Psychology provides IQ and academic assessment for children aged 3-16 years, as well as a psychological counselling and therapy service to persons of all ages either through GP referral (with medicare rebates available) or through self-referral (with private health fund rebates available). Workcover, CTP and DVA referrals are also accepted.
Some of the reasons for assessing IQ & academic level in children include:
* Gifted / Talented assessment
* Selective school admission
* Early entry to kindergarten & to assess for school readiness
* Admission to special educational programs (such as mentoring, extension and acceleration programs)
* To gain a more detailed understanding of a child's learning style and cognitive strengths & weaknesses
* To enable parents to make informed educational choices for their children
* To test for Specific Learning Disorder (SLD) or related learning difficulties, delays in skill aquisition or reasons for problematic behaviour
If you have any further questions about any of our services, or would like to book an appointment, please contact us.
Therapy . Counselling . Assessment
The Wechsler Intelligence Tests for Children are the most common individually administered IQ tests. These assessments provide a rich source of information about a chlid's strengths and weaknesses.
A professional assessment of your child's cognitive and academic abilities will provide information that may enable you to make more informed decisions about your child's educational needs.
It is very helpful to identify giftedness in children as early as possible, to enable the child's learning environment to be adapted successfully to best fit the abilities of the child.