Cognition and learning assessments identify how people learn and general ability in specific areas.
By using cognition and learning assessments you should receive a comprehensive idea of how an individual learns and their learning capacity.
We provide a broad range of cognition and learning assessments including:
Cognitive assessments give us detailed information specific to a person’s learning, through a profile of their strengths and difficulties.
Literacy assessments provide detailed information about literacy needs. Literacy assessments may be done in combination with a cognitive assessment to ascertain whether a literacy need is specific. If the need is specific then it may be indicative of Dyslexia. Literacy assessments can also be done independently for areas of need such as: reading, comprehension and spelling.
Numeracy assessments provide detailed information about numeracy needs. Numeracy assessments may be done in combination with a cognitive assessment to ascertain whether a numeracy need is specific. If the need is specific then it may be indicative of Dyscalculia.
A handwriting assessment can provide us with an understanding of handwriting needs and whether there is an underlying motor skills need. If it seems as though there is an underlying motor skills need then we could recommend further investigation.
Our educational and child psychologists carry out observations and assessments in order to identify any issues with attention, concentration and hyperactivity.
An executive function assessment will identify difficulties with mental processes involved in thinking. Processes such as impulse control, self regulation, memory, planning and reasoning are included under the term executive function.
Memory assessments can be carried out, including short-term auditory and working memory.
Visual perception assessments provide detailed information related to visual and motor processing skills.
Educational and child psychologists, and clinical psychologists are the only professionals permitted to carry out cognitive assessments. The use of cognitive assessments is heavily controlled and only certain psychologists are able to use them. Learning assessments can be carried out by educational and child psychologists, clinical psychologists, speech and language therapists, occupational therapists and some qualified specialist teachers. The benefit of using one of our educational and child psychologists for learning assessments is their knowledge and ability to apply psychology to the results, this in turn increases learning potential.
Cognition and learning assessments will be chosen depending on the individual, their circumstances and what we are specifically assessing. Our team are able to use a variety of cognition and learning assessments, including:
There are many benefits of cognition and learning assessments, such as:
A cognition and learning assessment carried out by our team provides a transparent and independent opinion with the child or young person’s needs and best interests kept at the forefront.
The option to purchase a written report is available. During feedback we will review the findings and discuss possible future steps with you. If a referral to an external service is required then we will assist you wherever possible. Following a cognition and learning assessment we would liaise with any professionals working with the child or young person to support a joined up approach. If an intervention is suggested as the next step then our team, school staff and parents or carers can all work together to achieve the best outcome. You can read more about our reports and interventions.
Cognition and learning assessments provide detailed information related to how a person learns, including their strengths and difficulties.
Arrange an initial discussion to find out how we can benefit your education setting. The initial discussion lasts 2 hours and is a starting point to identify needs. The cost is £300.