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 and Mathematics.
- An emotional screening.
A cognitive and academic profile is then identified and insight into the child’s emotional well being is ascertained. From this information recommendations may be made with a view to enabling the child to reach his/her full potential.