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  • PSYCHO-EDUCATIONAL ASSESSMENTS

    Psycho-educational assessments are often recommended by teachers or other professionals working with children, due to concerns about the child’s ability to keep up with academic demands of his/her grade. 

    Reasons a child may struggle at school:

    • developmental delays
    • attention difficulty
    • a specific learning difficulty
    • social-emotional factors
    • a language barrier etc.  
    • physical barriers such as poor hearing or vision

     The goal of a psycho-educational assessment is to:

    1.       obtain a clear picture of the nature of learning, behaviour, social or emotional difficulties

    2.     establish learning strengths and weaknessess

    3.      recommend effective intervention to support the learner in reaching his/her potential and have a positive experience of learning.

     What does a psycho-educational assessment entail/  A two to three hour assessment in which the following aspects are evaluated through psychometric tests and       observation:

    ü reasoning abilities

    ücognitive strengths and weaknesses

    ü underlying psychological processes (e.g., memory, attention, processing, executive functioning, processing speed),

    ü academic achievement (e.g., reading, writing, math, oral language),

    ü behavior and social-emotional functioning

    • Parents, teachers and relevant care givers are asked to complete questionnaires/behavior checklists to gain insight into the child’s functioning in various contexts.
    • One hour feedback meeting where results and recommendations for support and intervention are discusses with parents. Parents are provided with a report in which results are summarized. 

    I provide services to the following communities:  Bellville, Durbanville, Brackenfell, Kuilsriver, Table View, Sunningdale, Parklands, Panorama, Bothasig, Parrow.

    To book an appointment or if you have questions or concerns about your child, I would love to help. Give me a call at (021) 9451904/083 390 5788. 

     

Contact Details

36 9th Avenue, Boston,
Bellville, 7530 
South Africa
Email: info@welmawehmeyer.co.za