educational psychologist Assessments for children and young people (6 years +)

educational psychologist assessments

For children and young people aged 6 to 25 years

EP Assessments for Children
Our Assessments 

Educational psychologists are specialists in understanding how children and young people learn. We can be the first port of call when a child or young person is struggling at school or college, or not reaching their full potential.

 

All children and young people have strengths and areas for development. Our assessments unpick the issues holding your child or young person back, and provide tailored advice on how to help them move forward. We also identify strengths so these can be harnessed in planning the right support for your child.

 

Dr Aimee Swithenbank, Lead Educational Psychologist at Swithenbank Psychology Ltd., has a specialist interest in specific learning difficulties, Autism and ADHD/Executive Functioning. 

Please contact us over phone or email to discuss your individual requirements.

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Educational Psychologist Assessments £850

Educational psychologist assessments are broad-based and can consider the range of factors that may be affecting your child or young person's learning. Once background information has been gathered, we plan an assessment that addresses your particular concerns.  Areas within our expertise/specialists interests include: 

  • Cognitive skills e.g.,  working memory, problem-solving and processing speed. 

  • Academic skills - e.g., literacy (dyslexia) and maths (dyscalculia).

  • Approach to learning e.g., attention, motivation, focus, and executive functioning. This can include screening for ADHD, but we do not make the final diagnosis as this requires involvement from a specialist health professional. 

  • Communication and interaction e.g., understanding language, using language, and social communication skills. This can include Autism screening, but we do not make the final diagnosis as this requires a multi-disciplinary team. 

  • Social and emotional needs e.g., anxiety/frustration/low confidence with learning or aspects of school. 

You can call or email us to discuss your individual requirements.

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What is included in the assessment? 

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  • Online questionnaires to gather background information from parents and school

  • Psychometric testing (about 2.5 hours)

  • A parent feedback meeting (45 minutes)

  • A comprehensive written report

Is an EP assessment the right choice for you?

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An EP assessment at Swithenbank Psychology may be​​ the right choice for you if...

  • You would like to know if your child or young person has any learning difficulties such as dyslexia, dyscalculia, memory or processing speed issues. 

  • You would like to know whether your child or young person is eligible for access arrangements (e.g. extra time). 

  • Your child is feeling disengaged, demotivated or anxious about learning/school and you would like to know whether any underlying factors may account for this.

  • You would like to know whether your child may have a social communication or attention difficulty which may be affecting their progress, engagement or friendships in school. (Please note, we can screen for Autism and ADHD, but cannot make the final diagnosis). 

  • You would like to know how to help your child with their learning

  • You would like a report to submit with an Education Health and Care Plan (EHCP) application, or to help update your child or young person’s current One Plan/Individual Educational Plan (IEP) or EHCP.

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  • You can contact us by phone or email to discuss your individual requirements. 

  • If you decide to book, we ask for full payment within three days to secure the appointment. 

  • Before the assessment we use online questionnaires to gather background information. These are sent to parents and school staff, provided we have permission.

  • On the day of the assessment we complete about 2.5 hours of testing. We also talk to your child or young person about how they feel about school. Drawing and scaling techniques may be used to support this conversation.

  • Immediately after the assessment we hold a feedback meeting with parents to discuss the results and plan next steps together. 

  • The written report takes three weeks. This is sent via email in a password protected document.

Assessment Process