assessments for children and young people

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assessment FEES

Our prices range from £650 to £1000. Please contact us directly for quote. We are happy to offer a free, no obligation telephone call to discuss your requirements for an assessment. 

Our fees includes liaison with school staff provided we have permission, individual assessments with the child or young person, a feedback meeting with parents, and a comprehensive assessment report. 

EP Assessments for Children
our assessment options 
Educational psychologists are extensively trained in understanding the learning and development of children and young people. Dr Aimee Swithenbank, Lead Educational Psychologist, has over ten years' experience working with children and young people who have special educational needs, in public and private sector roles.   
As standard, all our assessments at Swithenbank Psychology include a Cognition and Learning Assessment.  This can be selected in isolation, or in combination with other assessments to form a comprehensive understanding of the child or young person's strengths and needs.
We offer remote or face-to-face appointments. 
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cognition and learning assessment 

This assessment provides an evaluation of the child or young person’s cognitive and academic skills. It is broad-based, and includes tests in the following areas: 

  • Verbal comprehension 

  • Non-verbal problem solving

  • Processing speed 

  • Working memory

  • Literacy and maths

This assessment will provide a detailed insight into the child or young person’s strengths and weaknesses. It will also identify whether there are any underlying learning difficulties such as dyslexia or dyscalculia. 

It is suitable for children who are making slower than expected progress with their learning, or in cases where an underlying learning or language difficulty is suspected to be causing/compounding other issues in school, for example, behavioural difficulties, friendships issues, low mood and anxiety. 

 
combined assessment 

You can select the Cognition and Learning Assessment in isolation, or in combination with any of the assessment areas below. All our combined assessments are tailored to address the presenting concerns, and are bespoke to the individual child. 

  • Social, Emotional and Mental Health: This assessment is suitable for children who may be engaging in behaviours that are considered unsafe, challenging or cause for concern. Examples of issues include, but are not limited to, school attendance or engagement difficulties, low mood and anxiety, and difficulties with friendships. We use a range of child-friendly techniques such as drawing, scaling and questionnaires to unpick the presenting concerns. 

  • Communication and Interaction: This assessment is suitable for children or young people who may have difficulty understanding and using language to communicate. Assessment areas can include expressive language, receptive language, and social communication skills. If required, the assessment can include screening for Autism, however we do not make the final diagnosis. 
  • Physical and Sensory: Occupational Therapists are usually best placed to conduct a thorough assessment of a child or young person's physical development and sensory integration systems. However, our EP's can assess the educational implications of needs in this area. For example, providing advice to teachers on sensory regulation in the classroom.
  • Executive Functioning: At Swithenbank Psychology we have a specialist interest in executive functioning, which is an umbrella term used to describe the cognitive skills required to help us plan, monitor and regulate our own behaviour. This assessment is suitable for children who may be showing signs of an executive dysfunction, attention deficit, or memory issues. It can include screening for ADHD, however we do not make the final diagnosis.

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Assessment process 
 
  • Parents or carers can make a booking over email or phone. We require full payment to make the booking. We can reserve a provisional booking for three days. 
  • Online questionnaires are then used to gather background information.  
  • On the day of the appointment, approximately 2.5 hours of individual assessment with the child is undertaken. 
  • Following the assessment, a 1-hour parent consultation is held over video call to discuss the results. 
  • The assessment report is sent to parents via email no later than three weeks after the appointment. 

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contact@swithenbankpsychology.co.uk

01206 632022