What is an Educational Psychology Assessment?

Identifying areas of strength, specific difficulties and developing practical solutions together

An educational psychology assessment tries to understand a child’s needs using a wide range of information..

An individual assessment with an Educational Psychologist can sound very daunting for a young child. In reality, most children enjoy the assessment process!

An educational psychology assessment tries to understand a child’s needs using a wide range of information:

Observation in class
Meeting staff
Meeting parents
Assessment using questionnaires and tests. 

“The main aim is for each child to feel relaxed and comfortable

Depending on the child, the first five to ten minutes is used to settle the child into the assessment through a combination of drawing, talking about their likes/dislikes and maybe filling in a questionnaire.

The assessment is divided into short chunks to allow time for breaks. Some children have discussed that the assessment tasks are like playing games. 

Following the assessment, a detailed report is written which is shared with parents or schools.


Ask a qualified Educational Psychologist…

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