Dear Valued Clients and Families,
We will be taking a short break before we return to the office for face to face consultations on Monday July 20th.
During this time, you may leave a phone message, however the messages will not be retuned until we return to the office.
You can also send an email; however, the response time may be a little longer than usual.
We look forward to seeing you all again soon.
Erin Poulton & Staff
When we return
If you would prefer to continue Telehealth (video/phone conference) sessions, they will remain available at this stage.
Given the limited space in the office, and the requirements to adhere to government guidelines and to ensure safety for clients and staff, we will be making some changes to the running of the practice.
We ask that you attend your appointment on time - please do not arrive more than a few minutes early.
There may be some changes to the day you would usually attend - this is to ensure that we do not have too many clients in the office space at one time.
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 impa
irment/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.
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.