We conduct a variety of assessments for a variety of reasons. They include:
psycho-educational assessments for application into international and specialised education schools
diagnostic assessments: such as Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder and Autism Spectrum Disorder (more information below)
learning assessments such as testing for dyslexia
general assessment for review and/or follow-up
assessment for insurance purposes
The details of the assessment including what it involves, how long it takes, and the cost will depend on the assessment needed. It is recommended that assessments be done in the morning to minimise other factors such as fatigue from affecting the performance. If the examinee needs to miss school or work for this, a letter stating the reason for the absence can be provided.
For details, please contact us and we will be happy to assist.
Attention-Deficit / Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is a common neurodevelopmental disorder that may persist into adulthood. Children with ADHD may display behaviours such as:
may have excessive fidgeting
frequently misplaces items
overly impulsive, taking unnecessary risks
difficulty sustaining attention
difficulty in regulating emotions
There are three types of ADHD, depending on the number of symptoms experienced by the individual:
Inattentive: This individual is easily distracted or forgets details of daily routines. It is hard for them to organise or finish a task, to pay attention to details, or to follow instructions or conversations.
Hyperactive-Impulsive: This person may fidget and talk a lot (overshare) and it is hard for them to sit still for long. The individual may feel restless, they may interrupt others a lot, or speak at inappropriate times. It is hard for them to wait for their turn or listen to directions. They may also be more prone to accidents and injuries than others.
Combined: Symptoms of both Inattentive and Hyperactive-Impulsive types are equally present in the person.
Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)
Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is a developmental disability caused by differences in the brain. Children with ASD often display problems with social communication and interaction, and these can include avoiding eye contact, the absence of facial expressions, and the use of gestures while communicating. Female autistics may present autism differently from males. People with ASD may also have restricted or repetitive behaviours or interests. several examples include:
lining up objects and getting upset when the order is changed
repetition of words or phrases over and over (echolalia)
focusing on specific parts of objects or situations
getting upset by minor changes
having obsessive interests
having the need to follow certain routines
flapping hands, rocking body, or spinning in circles (self-stims)
People with ASD might also display difficulties such as:
Dyslexia is a developmental learning difficulty affecting word reading and spelling skills. It can affect phonological awareness, verbal memory, and processing speed. It may also affect language, motor coordination, mental calculation, concentration, and personal organization.