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Our aim is happy children - and happy parents too.

Assessments for all ages

Dyslexia Action Books and teaching aids


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If you have concerns regarding your child's progress at school, a full educational assessment can identify a range of learning problems, including dyslexia, and provide you with detailed information on your child's learning strengths and weaknesses. 

This can then lead to the correct learning support being provided to improve their results.

Appointments for assessment available this term.

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Nationally Consistent Collection of Data on School Students with Disability

Schools across Australia are taking part in a new national data collection on school students with disability. From 2015, this information will be collected in every school across Australia, every year. The new data collection will record students who have been identified by a school team as meeting the definition of disability under the Disability Discrimination Act 1992 and provided with an adjustment.

Identifying children who need support will drive funding for the future. At present only about 1% of children are identified as dyslexic when the true incidence is 10% to 15%. Will your child be counted if their learning problems have not been properly identified?

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Best time for testing

QUESTION: When is the best time to test a student for learning and literacy problems, including dyslexia?

ANSWER:
  • NOW if your child is in Years P - 3 and cannot keep pace with other children in basic literacy such as recognizing sight words and learning phonics.
  • NOW if your child is in Years P – 3 and handwriting and spelling are major problems.
  • NOW if your child is in Years 4 – 7 and reading is slow and/or comprehension is poor; if spelling is always a struggle and if they are reluctant to write.
  • NOW if your child is in Years 8 – 12 and they are unable to demonstrate their knowledge and ability in writing; if reading is slow and their written work does not match their verbal skills.
  • NOW if your child is in Years 10, 11 or 12 and they need support to manage their school work, especially assignments and examinations.
  • NOW if you are worried about your child’s progress at school.
  • NOW if the thought of a new school year and the homework battle fills you with dread.