Learning Assessments

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:

Learning Assessments: Dyslexia, dysgraphia, and dyscalculia.

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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