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Educational Assessments

Educational Assessments

Educational Assessments by a Psychologist

Educational assessments are administered to determine a child’s cognitive strengths and weaknesses, as well as language and written abilities. Understanding a child’s cognitive strengths and weaknesses can identify what support they need to function optimally in an academic setting, as well as in their social and family environments. Sometimes additional assessments tools are required which we can discuss as part of the overall assessment process.

We understand that parents have a natural desire for their child to be happy and flourish, so we will work together to tailor an effective strategy moving forward based on practical recommendations. After all, a diagnosis is only helpful if it provides a pathway towards a solution.

The most common assessment tools used include the Wechsler Preschool and Primary Scale of Intelligence (WPPSI-IV Australian), the Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children (WISC-V Australian) and the Wechsler Individual Achievement Test (WIAT-II Australian).

We use iPad administration. Children appreciate this fun and modern approach to educational assessment.

What Sorts of Assessments are on Offer?

The tests of intelligence and ability that we use are recognised by schools for:

  • Learning difficulty assessment
  • Early entry recommendation
  • Giftedness assessment

Assessment Outcomes

The assessments will:

  • Identify the unique learning profile of children who are having difficulties at school
  • Identification of a learning difficulty
  • Provide recommendations on specific interventions that will improve the child’s functioning in the classroom
  • Provide advice on how the child’s learning can be supported at school and home
  • Identify gifted children, so that appropriate educational planning and extension can be undertaken

What’s Included?

An Educational Assessment includes:

  • Briefing by the parents
  • Assessment time of between 2 and 5 hours, depending on the reason for the referral
  • A written report
  • A debriefing session to explain what the assessment tells you about your child.

Giftedness and early entry assessments involve only IQ assessment.

Contact with the school and an observation in the classroom when appropriate, with parental/caregiver consent, can be arranged.

Booking an Assessment

What and when? What does it involve?

  • Parent interview and information gathering
  • Testing session #1 – 2 hours
  • Testing session #2 – 2 hours
  • Report
  • Parent interview (approximately 4 weeks after testing session #2)

Booking Educational Assessments at Rose Park Psychology

The following psychologists do educational assessments.  Lesley Golley, Sasha Miles, Andrea Braica and Sarah Jackson

Provisional psychologists Shannai Sloan and Dr Tessa Benveniste also does educational assessments at Rose Park Psychology: She is a provisional psychologists meaning that she conducts her work under the close supervision of a senior supervising psychologist. She will administer the tests and then discuss the results and the report with the senior supervising psychologist, who co-signs the report.

Cost

Please contact us on 83330940 to explain your needs and find out what this will cost, and to book an appointment..

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