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Assessments for children

If your child isn't achieving their full potential.
If you are concerned about your child's progress at school.
If your child is underachieving, losing motivation or becoming anxious about their learning.
If you want to find out if your child has a specific learning difficulty, such as dyslexia.

We will provide you with answers; an explanation of what is causing your child's difficulties, together with a comprehensive plan of support based on our findings, to be put in place at school and at home to help your child achieve their full potential.


Educational psychologists (EPs) are skilled assessors with extensive training in all aspects of child development that affect learning. An EP assessment will identify the underlying factors that may be holding your child back at school.

EP assessments are broad-based and cover all the different factors that may be affecting your child. Sometimes further assessments may be required that fall under the expertise of other professionals such as pediatricians, speech and language therapists or occupational therapists. The EP will advise you if this is necessary. Whatever concerns you may have about your child’s learning, an EP is the first port of call

The Assessment

The assessment can be conducted either in person, at our consulting rooms at Manor Clinic, or remotely via video conferencing.  

The assessment involves:

  • Spending time talking with and observing your child.

  • Carrying out tests of intellectual development and academic achievement.

  • A parent consultation meeting to feedback the psychologist's findings.

  • A full written report within 12 to 14 working days.


What can you expect as an outcome of the assessment?


  • A thorough explanation of your child’s difficulties and the underlying issues which are holding him or her back. This may involve a diagnosis.

  • Highly personalised recommendations for how your child needs to be supported with their learning in school, in order to achieve their full potential.

  • Ideas and advice for supporting your child at home with their school work.

  • Signposting on to more specialised assessments, if appropriate.

Common difficulties

  • Literacy and dyslexia

  • Dyspraxia​

  • Processing speed​

  • Dysgraphia​

  • Language disorder​

  • Behaviour​

  • Attention deficit and concentration​

  • Numeracy​ and dyscalculia

  • Specific and global learning difficulties

  • Confidence and self-esteem


If you want to book an assesment

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