Assessment as a tool to help plan support for a child

The aim of an assessment is not only to help identify a learning difficulty.  Undoubtedly it is a relief for most parents to finally know why their child has been struggling, but this is only the first step.  Once an in-depth assessment has been done and we have an overall, integrated picture of how the […]

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Psycho-Educational assessments in Primary School – an overview

A Psycho-Educational assessment for a Primary School child usually involves the following three areas of investigation: A cognitive/intellectual assessment that identifies verbal and non-verbal perceptual reasoning abilities, working memory skills and processing speed. A battery of academic tests that provides a measure of the child’s current level of development in Reading, Spelling/Phonics, Comprehension, Written Expression […]

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Intellectually gifted children with learning difficulties

It’s seems completely contradictory for a child to be intellectually gifted and have a learning difficulty at the same time, right?  Yet, experts estimate that about 2% – 5% of gifted children have learning difficulties.  Gifted children with learning difficulties are referred to as being twice exceptional (abbreviated as 2e) and may suffer from any […]

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Help your child succeed in school

There are general things that you can do as a parent to help your child succeed in school. Success in life and at school is about more than just the child’s intellectual ability or IQ, it is essential that we consider a child’s emotional intelligence, talents and self-esteem.   Talents need to be identified and […]

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Anel’s answers to FAQ’s about psycho-educational assessments

Anel is often asked the following questions regarding psycho-educational assessments. The answers below relate only to her practice. If you would like to inquire about psycho-educational assessment with any of the other psychologists listed on this website, please contact them directly. How long does it take? The assessment is quite long and usually takes between […]

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