Educational Assessment

Educational Assessment in Adelaide

We offer several different types of educational assessments. Each type has a different aim and is conducted differently. Read on to learn about the types of educational assessments we offer, and how we can help to support your child’s learning.

Learning Difficulties Assessment

There are many reasons that a child may not be achieving to his or her full potential. Dr. Rochelle Brunton is an educational psychologist who can make a comprehensive assessment of your child’s abilities with the aim of finding out why achievement is difficult and what steps can be taken to best allow the child to adjust to the school setting. A learning difficulties assessment involves a parent interview, two psychological assessment sessions for the child, a report and a final feedback session. The two psychological assessments will be the WISC and the WIAT, two comprehensive assessments of the child’s intelligence and academic progress so far.  However their may be other reasons for poor academic achievement such as high anxiety or poor ability to concentrate. These too can be assessed.

Gifted and Talented Children

Gifted and talented children may not be thriving at school, or may simply not be offered the challenges that they need to progress to their full potential. A Giftedness Assessment involves the administration of an accurate intelligence test. The testing session will be for approximately 2 hours, during which time the parent will be interviewed, the child’s intelligence tested and the results will be available. Also, the report will outline for the school the measures that could be taken to extend the child’s ability.

Early Entry

Early Entry Assessments involve testing of intelligence, in the same way as the Gifted and Talented Assessment. The assessment report will make recommendations about the suitability of the child to be granted early entry to school.

Tests Used in the Assessments

The tests that we use are those that are recognized across Australia, indeed across the world, as the gold standard tests for the measurement of intelligence and numeracy and literacy. Assessment takes time and just cannot be done accurately with tests that are quicker to administer.

Booking an Assessment

Our assessments are done by Dr. Rochelle Brunton, who only works at our sister practice, Rose Park Psychology. Her profile is available on the Rose Park Psychology website Dr. Rochelle Brunton  Appointments can be made by ringing Rose Park on (08) 8333 0940 or by email to admin@roseparkpsychology.com.au