SPELD Victoria offers diagnostic services to establish a comprehensive learning profile, identification of any Specific Learning Difficulties and diagnosis of learning disorders. We do this in one of two ways:
1-Full diagnostic assessments – include a cognitive assessment (WISC V) and a variety of other educational tests (WIAT III and other subtests).
Generally, a full diagnostic assessment will take some 5-6 hours to complete on the day with the written report prepared afterwards.
2-Partial diagnostic assessments- only include the educational component. This can occur when your child has had a cognitive assessment within the previous 2 years. For this to occur, we require the recent IQ test to be sent to us prior to the assessment date for the Psychologist to review. The Psychologist will combine both sets of results into one complete report identifying any learning difficulties or disorders.
A partial diagnostic assessment tends to take between 3 to 4 hours to complete on the day, and includes the written report prepared afterwards.
We do not offer a cognitive test on its own.
Contact our Admin team on 9480-4422 for pricing information.
In the last year, SPELD Victoria has transitioned to using some Q-Interactive digital assessment tools using i-Pads (instead of paper-based tools). Please help us to continue this transition.
The specific tests used are selected from a variety of tests based on the child’s age, history and difficulties. The current list of tests being used at SPELD Victoria include:
✓ TOWRE- 2
✓ WAIS IV
✓ WIAT III
✓ WISC V
✓ WJ III Diagnostic Reading Battery
✓ WJ III Tests of Achievement
✓ WJ III- Tests of Cognitive Abilities
✓ WRMT Woodcock Reading