Psychological and Educational Consultancy Services (PECS: established 1999) is a consultancy service which conducts psychological and educational assessments for children, adolescents and adults, and provides appropriate intervention recommendations relative to the outcome of the assessment.
PECS currently receives the majority of its referrals from the:
- Medical Professions (e.g., Paediatricians, Psychiatrists, GPs)
- Educational Domains (e.g., School Psychologists, Principals, Teachers)
- Allied Health Professions (e.g., Speech Pathologists, Chiropractors, OTs)
- Family/Friend/Work Networks (e.g., Parents, Spouses, Work Colleagues)
Dr Shane Langsford is both the Managing Director and the Senior Practitioner at PECS.
Dr Langsford has been awarded full Academic Membership of the APS College of Educational & Developmental Psychologists. To be awarded Full Academic Member status, an individual has to have completed a PhD in psychology, have at least two years’ experience as a researcher or educator in psychology in the College specific area of practice, and have published a notable body of relevant research in the College-specific area of practice.
PECS’ Managing Director and Senior Practitioner, Dr Shane Langsford, completed a PhD in Educational Psychology and a Bachelor of Education with First Class Honours at the University of Western Australia, therefore, all referred clients are assured of receiving assessment services from staff who have been trained by a highly qualified and experienced Registered Psychologist.
Due to the nature of Dr Langsford’s PhD thesis, he has an excellent appreciation of a large number of psychological / psychiatric disorders, as well as the associated differential diagnosis and comorbidity implications.
Dr Langsford completed a Postgraduate Diploma in Education majoring in School Psychology and worked part-time as a School Psychologist for the Department of Education for two years, providing him with the background of what is required in the school domain.
At the conclusion of an assessment, PECS provides a report detailing specific recommendations. Reports are completed within 10 working days of the assessment.
Although the Australian Psychological Society’s Recommended Fee for the 2020/2021 financial year is $267 per hour, due to the financial constraints experienced by many individuals, all of PECS’ assessment services are provided at a significantly reduced fee.
All of PECS’ assessments are provided at a pre-determined set fee to ensure that clients are aware of the total cost to be incurred before committing to the service provision.
Services provided by PECS’ attract a rebate from almost all Private Health Insurers and also Medicare if a referral has been made by a Medical Specialist or GP under the Better Access /MHCP scheme.
Arrangements can be made with PECS’ for clients to pay their accounts in instalments.