Psycho-Educational assessments may encompasses various different types of assessments which are undertaken for different reasons. These assessments are most often recommended by teachers, and may include school-readiness assessments, barriers-to-learning assessments, assessments needed in the application to schools and education departments for concessions / accommodations, subject choice & career choice assessments. More often than not teachers recommend assessments to establish whether barriers to learning may be present. Barriers to learning refer to anything that may be preventing children from achieving to their potential. As such, it includes learning difficulties such as Dyslexia, Dyscalculia, ADD / ADHD, etc but is a much broader term in that it may also include emotional difficulties.
Psycho-Educational assessments are required in any of the following cases:
1. To determine whether a child will be able to cope with the demands of formal schooling (school ready)
2. To determine why a child is struggling at school (screening for Barriers to learning) and how best to help the child
3. In application for a concession (such as extra time during the exams, oral exams, etc)
4. To help teenagers and young adults make decisions with regards to subject choices and career choices
- This Assessments process includes a one hour initial interview, 4 Hours of assessment time, which includes a battery of assessments. Thereafter, feedback is given to the client in a one hour feedback session. The feedback report will be given within 14 days.
School Readiness Assessment
- This Assessments process includes a one hour initial interview, 2 Hours of assessment time, which includes a battery of assessments to test if the child is ready for school. Thereafter, feedback is given to the client in a one hour feedback session. The feedback report will be given within 14 days.