At our specialist learning support centre Laidlaw Hall, we offer a variety of specialist assessments.
Formal Literacy Assessments
These use a range of standardised tests to assess spelling, vocabulary, reading fluency and comprehension, and a general measure of intelligence, as well as diagnostic assessments of phonological awareness, phonic skills and short-term auditory memory. This assessment results in a detailed written report, including standardised scores, equivalent spelling and reading ages, advice and recommendations.
Informal Literacy Assessments
These assessments reveal areas of strength and weakness in encoding (spelling) and decoding (reading). The teacher uses diagnostic assessments of phonological awareness and phonic skills and produces a brief report with recommendations.
Educational Psychologist Assessments
Should you wish to arrange an assessment with an educational psychologist, we work closely with a local psychologist and can assist you in arranging an assessment.
Speech and Language Assessments
We partner with a SLT Practice, and a Speech Therapist works with our pupils on a weekly basis. We are able to offer SLT assessments by arrangement.
Occupational Therapy Assessments
We have worked with our OT for many years and can refer you to her for an OT assessment.
Assessments for Schools
As part of our outreach programme to schools, we are able to provide assessments for children at school as required. See our Working with Schools page for more information