We help with Assessments

“If the child is not learning the way you are teaching, then you must teach in the way the child learns”
~ Rita Dunn

All children want to learn. An Educational Assessment looks at the key factors that underpin how your child learns, and provides a scaffold that helps children, families, and teachers understand how your child can best engage in a learning environment.

The goal of assessment is to identify where to target interventions that will best help your child, and the strategies needed to do this.

Every child has strengths. A comprehensive psychological Education Assessment will enable you to develop your child’s strengths and implement appropriate strategies to support their learning challenges.

Learning is not a “one size fits all”. There are many reasons for children to have difficulties in learning. An Education Assessment will tease out where the issues lie and hence, where the intervention needs to focus.

Specific Learning Disorders (Dyslexia, Dysgraphia, Dyscalculia) can be in reading, writing, math’s or all three. An assessment will identify the extent to which your child has attained key learning skills and identify where there are gaps. An Education Assessment will also highlight the key cognitive processes which either inhibit or enable learning.

Learning and Behavioural/Attentional difficulties such as in Specific Learning Disorders (Dyslexia, Dysgraphia) and ADHD can hinder a child’s emotional, social, and educational development. An Education Assessment will identify the contributing factors impacting a child’s learning as well as practical strategies for home, school, indeed for life.

Children with learning/behavioural difficulties often experience negative thoughts about themselves and their abilities. Through an Education Assessment, children are provided with answers and evidence to challenge negative thoughts and self-perceptions and provides a framework to assist build resilience for the future.


Does your child have concerns with:

  • Sounding out words, blending sounds, reading whole words, forgetting quickly what a word is
  • Reading accurately, smoothly and with expression
  • Understanding what is read; analysing, interpreting and making sense of text

Written Expression

Does your child have concerns with:

  • Spelling, spelling the same word in different ways, reversing letters
  • Punctuation and capitalization
  • Difficulty generating ideas, may only be able to write a single sentence
  • Organizing ideas; written work appears to lack flow or structure
  • Writes slowly or has difficulty editing and revising


Does your child have concerns with:

  • Basic number automaticity
  • Problem solving
  • Understanding practical applications of math

Cognitive and Behavioural Concerns

Does your child have concerns with:

  • Losing attention when engaged in non-preferred tasks
  • Fidgeting at home or school
  • Easily forgetting what has been learnt or directions that have been given
  • Appearing to take longer to understand verbal directions at home and/or school
  • Needing to use fingers or concrete aids to help when counting or adding
  • Struggling with the physical nature of writing
  • Struggling with learning and social relationships
  • Difficulties managing emotions, or behavior
  • Underachieving at school

Intellectual Disability

Does your child have concerns with:

  • Delays in cognitive development
  • Difficulty with independence expected for their age in areas such as self-care, communication and self-direction
  • Not meeting developmental milestones
If you are unsure, please contact the practice for a chat. No referral is required.

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Developing Minds Psychology is currently closed and intend to reopen in late 2024 in new premises and with new programmes.

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