comprehensive assessment

This assessment looks at a range of areas of cognitive ability, executive functioning skills and a number of social, emotional and behavioural factors to determine where a student is at with regards to what areas they are strong in and what, if any, areas they may be having difficulty with.


The purpose of this assessment is to provide the student, parents and school with a clear understanding of where a student is at academically in order to put processes in place to help them make progress in any areas that are presenting a challenge.


This assessment looks at specific areas of functioning e.g. cognitive, academic or social-emotional-behavioural.


The purpose of this assessment is to build upon previously conducted assessments.



This assessment will reassess any areas of academic concern identified in a previous assessment and will provide a brief report outlining the conclusion and further recommendations as required.

Please note that a review assessment usually does not require a face to face feedback appointment.


The assessments above are some examples of the most common services we provide, and have been designed by our Clinic Director Dr. Kate Jacobs in order to meet the needs of the students we see and their families, as well as Victorian and interstate schools.

We take a Cross Battery Assessment (XBA) approach that uses a variety of assessment items in order to provide a comprehensive assessment that delivers very specific recommendations around how to utilise a students strengths as well as either improve any areas of challenge, overcome them, or in some cases bypass them completely during the learning process.

Each assessment conducted at Raise the Bar Psychology is tailored specifically to the individual and can be varied to meet their specific needs and requirements.

Assessment costs can range from around $500 to $2500 in total, and our Support Staff are always available to discuss your specific requirements and give you a more detailed cost estimate. 

We also have a tailored distance service available for families coming from outside of Melbourne and Australia, so please make sure to let us know if this would be beneficial to you.