Sometimes schools request assessments of their pupils if they feel that particular problems are occuring, such as difficulty following class, difficulty with their academic attainments (e.g. spelling, mathematics, and so on), and/or difficulty with their behaviour (e.g. disruptive behaviour, emotional/low feelings, attention difficulties, and so on).
Sometimes parents request assessments of their children for similar reasons as mentioned above. Also, some parents want to identify their child's strengths and weaknesses, identifying the areas in which their child needs support and their potential.
Assessments can take place at home, at school, or at our consulting rooms. We are flexible and arrange our hours to fit in with your needs, On average, a general psycho-educational assessment takes about three hours (depending on the speed and the ability of the child). After the assessment, we provide you with some initial feedback on the preliminary results/findings.
The psycho-educational assessment specifically looks at:
the verbal ability of the childnon verbal ability (perceptual reasoning)short-term auditory memory (working memory)processing speedacademic attainments (reading, mathematics, writing, listening)and it examines how the child perceives him or herself
Results of the above are analysed and a comprehensive report is produced. This outlines the child's strengths, weaknesses, levels of ability, and academic attainments. It identifies if there are any learning difficulties and what their style of learning is, as well as their levels of self-esteem and self-perception. The report includes specific recommendations, according to what each individual child needs (e.g. extra time in exams, etc.).