The purpose of an assessment is to evaluate the student's performance and to measure if the student is currently fulfilling their potential.
The assessment will identify particular strengths and weaknesses and with this information, compensatory and remediation strategies may be implemented.
Assessment time can vary depending on the nature of the investigation. The assessment can take place in the student's school, home or in the psychologist's rooms. It is important that the child is comfortable in their surroundings.
A Psycho-educational assessment includes:
- Meeting with the parentsof the child to discuss concerns on early development history
- A full cognitive assessment profile looking at verbal and non-verbal processing skills
- Attainments in reading, spelling and mathematics.
- A report will be completed outlining the outcome of the above testing and recommendations towards teaching and learning in the future.
- Feedback to parents and also to teachers and other relevant professionals working with the child on request.
- Advice will also be given as to your child's entitlements to any extra support under the Department of Education and Science guidelines.