Children & Youth

Assessments

We provide a range of assessment services to determine children’s learning strengths and needs – an important first step in understanding how best to help them. A comprehensive written report will be provided and discussed with you after the assessment, outlining the results and recommendations to help your child.

It is best to discuss your concerns with Learning Links to determine the best assessment for your child.

Our range of assessments include:

Cognitive Assessment: Identifies a child’s potential for learning and their preferred learning style. Also known as an IQ or psychometric assessment.

Academic Assessment: Measures how a child is performing in a range of academic skill areas and how this compares with their peers and grade expectations.

Dyslexia Assessment: Identifies whether a child may present with a specific learning difficulty in the area of reading.

Dyscalculia Assessment: Identifies whether a child may present with a specific learning difficulty in the area of numeracy.

ADHD Assessment: Identifies whether a child may present with Attention Deficit/ Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and evaluate problem behaviour in children and adolescents.

Autism Assessment: This is play-based assessment tool that assists in the diagnosis of autism. It assesses children’s play, communication and social interaction. A structured interview is also completed with parents. This assessment is completed over 2 sessions.

Behavioural Assessment: An assessment that helps you understand the behaviours and emotions of children and adolescents e.g. aggression, anxiety, social skills, self-esteem etc.

Memory Assessment: An assessment that helps you understand strengths and weaknesses in your child’s memory including visual and verbal memory as well as short and long term memory.

Speech and Language Assessment: A comprehensive assessment of a child’s communication skills including: – receptive and expressive language, pragmatic skills, articulation, phonological awareness, stuttering and voice.

Occupational Therapy Assessment: A comprehensive assessment of a child’s fine and gross motor skills, visual perception, hand preference, handwriting, scissor skills and sensory processing.

Special Provisions Assessments: An assessment for children completing their Higher School Certificate who are seeking suitable accommodations such as extended time or a reader or writer for exams. A report is provided that schools can submit to the Board of Studies for consideration.

Following an assessment, Learning Links professionals will make specific recommendations for your child. Learning Links offers speech and language therapy, occupational therapy, educational support and counseling to support your child.

How to Access our Services

Locations: Our services are offered at our Learning Centres in Peakhurst, Oatley, Maroubra and Liverpool and may be provided from schools and early childhood settings.

Days of Operation:  Monday to Saturday

Call us on 02 8525 8222  or click on the button below to enquire.