School Assessments & Evaluations In Pretoria
Every parent will agree with me that your children are precious if not the most precious thing in your life and in your heart and that we as parents will leave no stone unturned to help our children through life’s challenges and obstacles.
Your child is in school for 13 years, most part of the day most days of the week. That is a lot of hours for a child who is unhappy or not coping. This will often result in an anxious or depressed child, crying before school, complaining of a tummy ache or struggling with low self esteem and/or making friends. If your child struggle in school with:
- Reading and writing
- Constant below average marks
- Studying problems
- Coping emotionally
- School readiness in Gr R.
It is recommended that a School Assessments & Evaluations is done by an Educational Psychologist.
Vita Nova’s Educational Psychologist, Ilanie Moller will be testing the following:
- Reading and writing skills for their age level.
- Visual integration (eyes) and auditory skills (ears) to see where the problem might be in order to recommend the correct therapy or school for the correct problem.
- Gross and fine motor development
- School Readiness Test (if applicable)
- Personality Test (From the age of 10)
Every assessment always includes an emotional evaluation as well, where various techniques like drawing and storytelling are used to have an insight into what your child is feeling and experiencing on an emotional level because children do not have the ability and/or the vocabulary to just say what is going in their hearts and minds.
- Step 1: First interview, (one hour) with the parents to obtain background information before the day of the assessment.
- Step 2: Assessments are done in the mornings, it usually takes 3 to 4 hours, depending on the problem.
- Step 3: Feedback session (one hour) with the parents to discuss the results, findings and recommendations after the day of the assessment.
A comprehensive report will be given to the parents after the feedback session. The assessments are done in a calm, friendly, non-threatening atmosphere where they usually feel like they are just playing games.
“A person’s a person, no matter how small”