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Prices vary depending on how much work is required. For example, a shorter assessment may be sufficient instead of a comprehensive one; a brief letter to your doctor may be preferred instead of a comprehensive report. You can work with the neuropsychologist to determine exactly what you need during the initial consultation (aka Intake Session).
Face-to-face assessments can take up to four hours. Your neuropsychologist must then spend many hours going through these results, and writing up a comprehensive report. In total, your neuropsychologist may spend up to or more than 10 hours on your case.
No, you do not need a doctors referral, however it is helpful if you have one. You may be eligible for some medicare rebates under certain conditions.
Neuropsychological assessment are not currently offered under medicare. There are some exceptions to this. A general psychological rebate of $84.00 may be claimable for each of your appointments with the neuropsychologist under certain conditions. Check with your GP if you have access to the medicare rebates for psychology.
First, you will chat with neuropsychologist about the problems you are experiencing. Next, your neuropsychologist will take you through a range of tasks such as puzzles, written and verbal activities, and things designed to look at each of the different areas of how you think. If required, you will come back for a feedback session to discuss the results.
In order to put your best into the assessment, please ensure you get a good night sleep and eat a good breakfast before the session.
If you wear glasses or hearing aids, please ensure you bring these to the assessment. If you have any relevant medical information, please bring a copy of this.