Dyslexia. Specific Learning Disorders. General Learning Difficulties. Giftedness. Learning Disability.
Assessments are provided to children, adolescents and adults (from 6 years onward). Assessments provide information about a person’s learning style and thinking, abilities as well as their literacy skills.
If a student is experiencing learning problems (e.g., dyslexia), assessment also helps in identifying the weaknesses that are contributing to their learning problems as well as their learning strengths. Assessment results provide information essential for the development of personalized learning plans and interventions.
The assessment process varies depending on the reasons for needing an assessment but may include: consultation, classroom observation, cognitive assessment, educational assessment and social, emotional and behavioral assessment as appropriate.
After the assessment is administered a report is provided 2 to 3 weeks later. Depending on the results, the report may include recommendations for further assessment by other professionals such as behavioral optometrists, educational audiologists, paediatricians, occupational therapists and speech therapists.
Following the assessment, ongoing consultation regarding the development and implementation of individual educational plans is also offered.
Tests used during the assessment process may include:
A range of screening checklists are also used as part of the assessment process to inform the results from formal testing.