It is important to know whether your child will be able to cope in a school environment and whether they are “school ready”. This assessment will provide an overall picture of how your child is currently coping and provide a picture on how well they may cope in a formal school environment. This assessment will look at a child’s physical well-being and motor development, their social and emotional development, their cognition and general knowledge, language development, and approaches to learning. All of these domains are good predictors of how one will cope in a formal learning environment. Appropriate recommendations will be made once an overall picture has been made.
Psychoeducational assessments are suitable for children who are attending school and provide a holistic view on your child’s educational, emotional, neurodevelopmental and cognitive functioning. It provides a holistic picture of a child’s functioning in the school setting and highlights not only possible areas of difficulties but also a child’s strengths. Appropriate recommendations will be made depending on the findings.
This assessment is quite specific and is generally done by the request of schools, educational departments and the IEB. Numerous concessions or accommodations can be used during examinations depending on the difficulties which have been identified. Some examples would be extra time, rest breaks, use of a computer, a reader, a scribe, and enlarged print. The assessment will give an overview of a child’s educational, emotional, neurodevelopmental and cognitive functioning. Learners need to be assessed in order to obtain accommodations and they need to present with an average intellectual ability. The accommodations made depend on the overall findings of the assessment.
Subject choice assessment are suitable for Grade 9 learners who are unsure what subjects to select for their senior school years. These assessments will assist with understanding the learners aptitude, personality and interest in learning style; in order to make an informed decision related to the subject choice.
Career assessments help an individual to identify career opportunities suitable to their personal attributes. This assessment will take the following aspects into consideration when identifying suitable career options: aptitude, interests, values, and personal characteristics.
Neuropsychological assessments can be conducted to assess for any abnormalities in an individual’s nervous system that can cause problems with daily functioning. They can give insight into difficulties an individual may be experiencing in perception; memory; language; reasoning; visuospatial and constructional abilities; executive functioning etc
Non-forensic assessment services are provided to help diagnose and analyse symptoms of: