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Educational Assessment

An education assessment measures a child’s academic skills and cognitive ability. It measures academic skills such as reading, spelling, mathematics, writing, and oral language. It also measures cognitive abilities such as verbal comprehension skills, visual spatial skills, fluid reasoning ability, working memory, and processing speed.

How much is an educational assessment?

An educational assessment is used to:

  • diagnose Specific Learning Disorder:
    - Dyslexia (reading impairment)
    - Dyscalculia (mathematical impairment)
    - Dysgraphia (writing impairment)

  • identify cognitive and academic strengths and weaknesses

  • identify learning delays and learning potential

  • identify year/age level a child is currently performing at academically

  • help educators design instructional objectives and plan interventions

Dyslexia

Specific Learning Disorder:

Specific Learning Disorder is characterised by a persistent impairment in at least one of three major areas: reading, writing, and/or math. For a diagnosis of a specific learning disorder, both an academic assessment and cognitive assessment, are required.

Note: For a diagnosis of dyslexia, dysgraphia or dyscalculia, a child needs to have received at least six months of appropriate targeted intervention to address their learning difficulties. Targeted intervention involves a teaching specialist working with the child to specifically target their area of weakness. This can include intervention programs, one-on-one and small group work for focused remedial instruction, and private tuition with a Specialist Tutor. Examples of intervention programs are: Sounds Write, Jolly Phonics / Jolly Grammar, MiniLit, MultiLit, MLC, Reading and Spelling Mastery, Math Mastery, and Math-U-See. Check with the school to see if any intervention has been provided.

Educational assessment tools:

  • Wechsler Individual Achievement Test – Third Edition (WIAT-III)

  • Wechsler Preschool and Primary Scale of Intelligence – Fourth Edition (WPPSI-IV)

  • Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children – Fifth Edition (WISC-V)

  • Wechsler Adult Intelligence Scale – Fourth Edition (WAIS-IV)

  • Comprehensive Test of Phonological Processing - Second Edition (CTOPP-2)

Our assessment clinic offers educational assessments for children and adolescents, and diagnose specific learning disorders (dyslexia, dysgraphia, dyscalculia). 

Academic Assessment

Psychology Assessment Services (PAS) conduct academic assessments and identify learning disabilities.

An academic assessment measures a child’s academic achievement level. It measures academic skills such as reading, spelling, mathematics, writing, and oral language.

 

An academic assessment is used to:

  • identify academic strengths and weaknesses

  • identify what year/age level a child is currently performing at academically

  • identify learning difficulties

  • identify giftedness

  • help educators design instructional objectives and plan interventions

  • support applications for special consideration at school

 

Academic assessment tool:

  • Wechsler Individual Achievement Test – Third Edition (WIAT-III)

Test for Giftedness

If you would like further information about our educational assessment service, including fees and availability,
please contact us on 0475 585 073.

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Contact

0475 585 073

Child & Adolescent Psychologist

525 Princes Hwy, Narre Warren VIC 3805
103 Beach Street, Frankston VIC 3199
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