School Readiness Assessments

School Readiness Assessments

Young children develop rapidly, however the pace differs between individuals. It is very important to determine a child’s development progression - is it at the rate expected for his or her age and can he/she cope with the learning demands of formal schooling?

It is recommended that school readiness assessments are done during the Grade R year, at the average age 6 years.


Assessment includes: cognitive readiness, social readiness, emotional readiness and perceptual readiness.

  • Cognitive readiness: Children should be able to pay attention and complete simple tasks. They need to be able to trace basic shapes and importantly they need to understand cause and effect.

  • Social readiness: Children should feel adequately socially integrated and less egocentric. They must be willing to share, ready to engage and play with other children and should be able to identify with a group. Having a positive self-concept is an important attribute for meaningful interaction and engagement.

  • Emotional readiness: Self-confidence and the ability to ask simple questions is a necessary component of school readiness and the child needs to be able to
    disengage confidently from his/her mother for a period of time.

  • Perceptual readiness: This applies to the normal development of a child’s perceptual functions – auditory and visual perception skills.


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.