Assessments

ARE YOU DYSLEXIC?
DO YOU HAVE AN SLD?

Option 1

A relatively low-cost educational diagnostic dyslexia assessment report

Option 2

A full cognitive and educational assessment

Testing for Dyslexia and SLD in Melbourne and Ballarat

Most people take for granted how much we use our reading and writing abilities in everyday life. Learning to read or write can be difficult for many people, and it’s even harder for those with Specific Learning difficulties. If you or someone you are close to is seeking dyslexia or SLD assessment the Dyslexia and SLD Association of Victoria offers cognitive and educational assessment in Ballarat and Melbourne.

Our SLD, dyslexia and educational assessments

Types of assessment

  • Screening tests
  • Cognitive ability assessment
  • Educational achievement assessment
  • Cognitive and educational achievement assessment
  • Assessment of SLDs in maths (i.e., dyscalculia) and SLDs in writing (i.e., dysgraphia) and SLDs in reading and spelling (i.e., dyslexia)

D-SLD-A of Victoria conduct cognitive, neurological, educational, and perceptual assessment, which serves to identify the degree and the nature of any learningdifficulties.   This then forms the basis for learning support and the on-going case management.

Assessment provides an objective summary of an individual’s cognitive (thinking and perceptual) abilities and assist in identifying areas of relative cognitive strength as well as relative cognitive weakness.  All people have relative strengths and weaknesses.

As well as indicating overall general ability, verbal and nonverbal (Perceptual) ability, the assessment also measures working memory and processing speed so that differences between these can also be assessed.  Assessment provides formal assessment information as well as enabling informal clinical observations within a relatively structured framework of required tasks and behavior.

Tests of ability and achievement can also be used to predict future academic achievement, future performance within occupations, and as a measure of a basis for matching abilities and behavioral dispositions to specific work requirements.

Get in touch to arrange an assessment today

It can be a stressful and daunting experience taking the first steps to getting an assessment for dyslexia, SLDand ADHD, or other educational assessments, but it doesn’t have to be. If you’d like more information on our services or how we can help you, please give us a call or email to book in an appointment with us today.