Assessment for Learning Difficulties Including Dyslexia Testing
Does your child struggle with reading, spelling or writing?
Do they mix up letters or jumble their sentences?
Or perhaps they have trouble with numbers, symbols and maths?
If so, they may suffer from a specific learning disorder, such as dyslexia or dyscalculia.
Learning difficulties can severely hinder your child’s learning and enjoyment of school. This can lead to low self-esteem, anxiety or even depression.
If you suspect that your child suffers from any type of learning difficulty, such as dyslexia, it is important to accurately identify the underlying problems and put in place effective intervention programs and strategies as early as possible in their education.
The first step towards helping your child reach their full potential is to have them assessed by an Educational and Developmental Psychologist. This includes testing for dyslexia and the broader spectrum of learning difficulties.
Here are three reasons to consider a learning difficulty assessment:
- Discover your child’s true potential and their individual learning profile
- Get specific recommendations for home and school to improve your child’s learning
- Make informed decisions about your child’s specific learning needs
Assessment for learning difficulties & dyslexia includes:
- Review of your child’s cognitive, social, family and emotional history
- Standardised cognitive (intelligence) test
- Standardised achievement (academic) test
- Other relevant assessment tools
- Detailed assessment report
- Tailored learning recommendations for school and home
- Comprehensive feedback session to answer all your questions
The combined results from the tests administered provide insights that cannot be obtained a single test.
Cognitive testing identifies any underlying weaknesses your child may have in areas such as:
- Processing speed
- Auditory processing
- Verbal learning issues
- Non-verbal learning issues
Achievement testing measures skills in key academic areas such as:
- Oral language
Appointments for Testing & Assessment Required
1. Initial brief consultation for you (30 mins)
The first step is to meet with an Educational Psychologist to discuss your needs and review your child’s history. We will also recommend the most relevant and useful assessment options for your child’s particular needs and answer your questions. (This session is for parents only so we can discuss all the issues openly and in full.)
2. Assessment session #1 for your child (60-90 mins)
3. Assessment session #2 for your child (60-90 mins)
4. Feedback session for parents (30 mins)
Fees and Rebates
The initial 30 minute consultation is just $125.
Total assessment fees will vary depending on your child’s specific needs and the tests required.
All such fees will be confirmed at your initial consultation and you will have the opportunity to ask questions and make an informed decision before you commit to receiving any further services.
You can instantly claim your private health fund rebate at each session via our electronic claims system. This means you only need to pay the gap between the rebate and the full fee for the session (rebates will vary depending on your health fund and your level of cover).
Book for assessment
Talk to an experienced Educational and Developmental Psychologist today and get the right advice for your child’s needs.