SPELD Victoria – Specific Learning Difficulty consultation or assessments below.
While face to face appointments are not currently possible due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the following services are able to be provided via Telehealth – phone and video call.
Please read our available services prior to using our assessment booking and enquiry form below
Please note: These services may be revised as Covid-19 restrictions and recommendations change
Consultations via Telehealth
Consultations via Telehealth
Many parents tell us that they feel unsure about the best path to take when wanting to provide assistance for their child with learning difficulties. SPELD Victoria can provide a consultation with a Psychologist who will answer questions, clarify options and provide information. Following a consultation, parents report more confidence in their ability to provide the necessary assistance for their children.
Remote Literacy Assessment via Telehealth
A Literacy Assessment is appropriate for students who have literacy learning difficulties but have not yet received at least 6 months of appropriate, evidence-based intervention in their area(s) of difficulty.
This intervention is required as part of the diagnostic process for Specific Learning Disorder (SLD). As the name suggests, a Literacy Assessment will investigate the student’s abilities in the areas of reading, spelling, written expression and phonological processing. This will identify any areas of weakness, which will require targeted intervention.
Parents will receive a comprehensive report which will provide recommendations and strategies for interventions and support at school and at home, as well as advice whether a further diagnostic assessment will be required, and when.
more on Remote Literacy Assessment via Telehealth here: https://www.speldvic.org.au/literacy-assessment/
Remote Educational Assessment via Telehealth
A Remote Educational Assessment is appropriate for students who have literacy learning difficulties, and have already had at least 6 months of appropriate, evidence-based intervention in their area(s) of difficulty. Assessment is conducted in the areas of literacy, phonological processing and numeracy. Parents will receive a comprehensive report which will provide recommendations and strategies for interventions and support at school and at home. For students who have a current cognitive assessment (completed in the past two years) and meet the criteria for Specific Learning Difficulty (SLD), they will receive a diagnosis. For students who do not have a current cognitive assessment, at this stage, this assessment cannot be conducted remotely, and will need to be conducted face to face when possible before a diagnosis can be made. If all criteria are met once all assessments have taken place, a diagnosis of SLD will then be possible.