Melinda Dridan Psychologist - Educational & Developmental Assessments

By: Melinda Dridan Psychologist  25-Oct-2011
Keywords: Learning Disability, Educational Assessment, Psychological Assessments

Psychological Assessments For:
Intellectual Disability
Dyslexia (Reading Disorder)
Other Specific Learning Disorders
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD & ADD)
Other Cognitive/Developmental/Behavioural Difficulties

Are you concerned about why your child is unable to perform certain age-appropriate skills?

Melinda conducts formal standardised psychological assessments for school-aged children from 4 to 17 years of age (preschool to year 12). The testing explores factors which may be affecting a child’s academic achievement or functioning.

The educational tests can be used to assess students with severe academic difficulties to determine if they meet an eligibility criteria to apply for school based funding and support (through both state and independent school systems).

Melinda can assess a child's cognitive abilities (IQ) as well as general academic achievement (to determine strengths and weaknesses). The assessment results can be used to determine your child's learning styles. It can be beneficial for teachers to teach to your child's preferred learning style (as everyone learns differently). The information can also assist with individual learning plans.

If requested, assessments can be made for diagnostic purposes (such as dyslexia or ADHD, etc.).

Psychological assessments can become very costly, so Melinda offers a payment plan to try to make testing more affordable for families, as well as lower rates (compared with other similar services).

Melinda uses research-based assessment procedures as well as providing effective research-based recommendations and strategies.

Following the assessment, families are provided with a detailed report inclusive of recommendations (or suggested strategies). There are ideas provided for teachers, as well as a parents to utilise at home.

Keywords: Adhd Test, Cognitive Assessment, Educational Assessment, Learning Disability, Psychological Assessments,

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