Our allied health team provides Learning Assessments for a variety of Specific Learning Disorders. If you are concerned that your child might have a learning disorder, we recommend booking in for a full assessment.
Our learning assessments look for each of the Specific Learning Disorders:
Specific Learning Disorder with Impairment in Reading
Also known as dyslexia, signs your child may have this SLD include:
- Reading well below their expected level for their age.
- Problems processing and understanding what they hear.
- Difficulty finding the right word or forming answers to questions.
- Difficulty remembering the sequence of things.
- Difficulty seeing (and occasionally hearing) similarities and differences in letters or words.
- Inability to sound out the pronunciation of an unfamiliar word.
- Problems with spelling.
- Spending an unusually long-time completing reading or writing tasks.
- Avoiding activities that involved reading.
Specific Learning Disorder with Impairment in Written Expression
Also known as dysgraphia, signs your child may have this SLD include:
- Cramped grip which can lead to a sore hand.
- Difficult spacing things out on paper or within margins (poor spatial planning).
- Frequent erasing.
- Inconsistency in letter and word spacing.
- Poor spelling, including unfinished words or missing words or letters.
- Unusual wrist, body, or paper position while writing.
Specific Learning Disorder with Impairment in Mathematics
Also known as dyscalculia, signs your child may have this SLD include:
- Has trouble in understanding concepts of place value, and quantity, number lines.
- Positive and negative value, carrying and borrowing.
- Difficulty in understanding and completing word problems.
- Difficulty in sequencing information and/or events.
- Difficulty using steps involved in mathematics operations.
- Difficulty understanding fractions.
- Finds making change and handling money challenging.
- Difficulty in recognising patterns when adding, subtracting, multiplying, or dividing.
- Experiences difficulty putting language to math processes.
- Has difficulty understanding concepts related to time such as days, weeks, months, seasons, quarters, etc.
- Exhibits difficulty organising problems on the page, keeping numbers lined up, and following through on long division problems.
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