our Services

Psychological Assessment

Psychological Assessments Taupo has specialised in the assessment of ASD, ADHD, ID, FASD and SLD, and their common comorbid disorders (e.g.Oppositional Defiant Disorder (ODD), Tourette’s Disorder (GTS), Social Anxiety Disorder (SAD), Intermittent Explosive Disorder (IED)).

We provide thorough, high-quality assessments by combining a client’s developmental, medical, educational and family history with information about his/her current functioning which is obtained through direct observation of the client’s behaviour, through clinically interviewing the client and significant others, as well as through psychometric testing.

Then, the conclusions of this comprehensive assessment process are used to inform appropriate treatment and to develop further recommendations.


Psychological Assessments Taupo offers consultation services to schools, services and organisations.

Indeed, whether you need some general advice on behaviour management of children/adolescents with ASD, ADHD, ID, FASD and/or SLD, or would like to know how to best manage the behaviour of an individual child/adolescent with ASD, ADHD, ID, FASD and/or SLD, we are happy to assess your situation and, if required, to conduct a functional behaviour analysis to optimise your behaviour management plan(s).


Psychological Assessments Taupo provides professional supervision to health practitioners, as well as to services and organisations who frequently work with people with ASD, ADHD, ID, FASD and/or SLD, and/or who mainly use Cognitive Behaviour Therapy and/or Applied Behaviour Analysis.

Indeed, as we have specialised in ASD, ADHD, ID, FASD and SLD, as well as in CBT/ABA, we are able to offer professionals a very high quality of service in these areas.

Contract Work

Psychological Assessments Taupo offers contract services to a wide range of services and organisations.

As we have specialised in psychological assessments in general, and in the assessment of ASD, ADHD, ID and SLD, and their common comorbid disorders, in particular, we are able to offer services and organisations a very high quality of service in these areas.


Psychological Assessments Taupo offers regular follow-up sessions to any person who has been diagnosed with ASD, ADHD, ID, FASD and/or SLD and this to assure that he/she, whenever necessary, will get the right intervention at the right moment.


The fee recommended by the Australian Psychological Society for the year 2017-2018 is NZD 269 for a session lasting between 46 to 60 minutes. However, Psychological Assessments Taupo only charges NZD 200 per hour and, additionally, a discount of 10% to clients who live in the Taupo District.

Fees are not only charged for contact time but also for time needed to contact others, to score tests and interpret test results, to read and write reports and to develop interventions. The minimum charge-out time is 6 minutes. Additional costs are charged for test use and replacement of test forms.

If travel would be necessary, travel time will be charged at 50% of the regular hourly rate for the first hour, and at 100% of the hourly rate for any following hours, while the distance travelled will be charged at the rate specified by the IRD for car travel and at cost for air travel.

As is recommended by the Australian Psychological Society, the following cancellation fees are applied:

0-24 hours’ notice: Full fee

24-48 hours’ notice: 50% of fee

48 hours – 7 days’ notice: 25% of fee

All invoices are due within 7 days of the invoice date. If you do not pay your invoice on time, you may also be charged 15% interest, compounding monthly. If we need to use a debt recovery agency, any other fees incurred will be added.

Psychological Assessments Taupo also accepts payment in cash or by cheque. We do not have the facilities to accept payment by EFTPOS or credit card.