Assessments

ASSESSMENTS

An assessment is used to gather as much information as possible to ensure the best understanding of a problem and all that influences it. In this way, support for a child can be put in place in a way that would be most helpful to them as a unique individual.

PSYCHO-EDUCATIONAL ASSESSMENT

What is a psycho-educational assessment?

A psycho-educational assessment aims to identify the roots of learning difficulties. Learning difficulties may involve intellectual impairment, physical dysfunction, perceptual delays and emotional difficulties.

If your child is having difficulties meeting the assessment standards required for his/her grade, you should consider having him/her assessed.

What is assessed?

  • Emotional Wellbeing
  • Physical Development
  • Perceptual Development
  • Intellectual Ability (IQ)
  • Scholastic Abilities (Reading, Spelling, Math)

What then?

A parent feedback session is held, and a report provided with recommendations for learner support for both parents and teachers. Remedial therapy is used as an intervention to address learning difficulties, and where necessary other therapies to minimise developmental and perceptual delays.

 

SCHOOL READINESS ASSESSMENT

Why assess School Readiness?

To determine the child’s TOTAL READINESS to benefit from formal education in a group setting. If you or your child’s teacher are concerned about his/her development in Grade R and whether he/she will cope with Grade 1, you should consider having him/her assessed.

Early detection allows time to rectify delayed development. Therefore, if your child is showing signs of delayed development at any period during his/her early years (before age 5) you should seek professional guidance from a educational psychologist or an occupational or speech therapist.

What is assessed?

The assessment looks at the child holistically.

  • Physical Ability (Gross & Fine motor skills, Coordination, Integration.)
  • Perceptual Skills (Auditory & Visual perception)
  • Cognitive Ability
  • Emotional Readiness

What then?

Recommendations are given to parents and school to further enhance the child’s development physically, cognitively, socially and emotionally.

 

SUBJECT CHOICES AND CAREER GUIDANCE

What is Career Guidance?

Grade 9 and Grade 11/12 learners face difficult decisions which will impact their future, namely subject choices and career choices. Career Guidance aims to guide a leaner towards making a positive decision for his/her future.

What is assessed?

  • Aptitude (Abilities)
  • Interests
  • Personality

What then?

A feedback session is held with the learner and his/her parents to discuss the results of the assessment. From there recommendations are given to assist the learner in making a decision regarding his/her future career.