Psycho-Educational Assessments

Psycho-Educational Assessments

Many children and adolescents experience learning problems. Scholastic assessments are designed to determine the individual’s emotional and academic strengths / weaknesses in order to establish an effective intervention programme to ensure that full potential is realised. A psycho-educational assessment can provide critical information about your child’s learning ability/disability,allowing both parents and educators to adapt accordingly.

Children who find school a frustrating and unpleasant experience can be classified as having a learning disability. This is usually because they become frustrated with the results achieved versus the effort put in. Children who fail to achieve feel inferior to their peers and this creates a high stress situation. If left unattended, the sense of failure to achieve may develop into serious emotional issues.


Problems with academics and/or behaviour difficulties at school include:

  • Speech and/or language problems
  • Dyslexia / Dysgraphia / Dyscalculia
  • Hearing or vision disability
  • Attention deficit with or without hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)
  • Emotional difficulties
  • Depression / Anxiety


Assessment results will include:

  • Verbal and hearing abilities – vocabulary, reasoning with words, quantitative and abstract reasoning, listening, memory and the processing information through vocal channels. It also identifies visual abilities – reasoning (real and abstract), sequencing and processing, motor sensory skills and alertness. The test will determine a child’s ability to memorise and process.
  • Academic abilities – reading, spelling, writing, basic numeracy and reasoning, audio comprehension and oral expression.
  • Emotional level – a discussion is held with the parents to focus on the child’s history: birth and development, health, ability to pay attention, hyperactivity, emotional concerns and social development.


The benefits to undertaking effective scholastic assessments include:

  • Ability to monitor and document child/adolescent’s progress over time
  • Identification of individual capability and constructive application of remedy
  • Instruction is matched to each child/adolescent’s strengths and weaknesses
  • Enhanced confidence levels as the child/adolescent grows and develops
  • Identification of the need for further or increased levels of instruction – individual tutoring or remedial programmes


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Please Note


My area of services are in the Southern Suburbs and the greater Cape Town Metropole, South Africa.

As I am a “Travelling Psychologist”, I am willing to travel to my client's home, work place, school or university for appointments (convenient, time and money saving for the client).

My fees are based on medical aid rates but fees are negotiable and tailor made for every client in advance of rendering the required service.

My times are adjusted to the client’s availability. Normal hourly fees are charged. After hour fees are not applicable.

Clients are permitted to terminate therapy at any stage. The same applies should a client wish to decline participation in, or withdraw from, any recommended intervention, assessment or event he or she is not entirely comfortable with.