Learning assessments are recommended for students who are experiencing difficulty with any aspect of their learning at school. A learning assessment allows for a students learning strengths and weaknesses to be identified and then recommendations are made via reports and interviews to the school and parents in regard what can be done to best help a student.
Specific Learning Disabilities such as Dyslexia, Dysgraphia and Language Disorders can be identified. A learning assessment also allows for recommendations to be made to parents regarding any further assessment that may be required. An example of this may be a referral to a Behavioural Optometrist (vision) or Audiologist (hearing) if the results indicate low scores in the related areas.
An assessment takes between 60 – 90 minutes and it consists of an overall ability test followed by assessments in Word Reading, Reading Comprehension, Spelling and Maths. After the assessment is completed a detailed report is produced and this followed by an interview with parents to discuss results and recommendations.