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 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.

For more information about learning assessments or to book your child in, please get in touch today.

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