Learning Readiness Assessments

There is a great deal of confusion about school readiness and learning readiness and a huge difference between the two concepts.

 

In order to be school ready, children need to be able to comply with the general demands placed on them for formal schooling. Learning readiness, on the other hand asks questions as to the child’s neuro-developmental readiness to learn!

 

Learning readiness comprises of many factors and a holistic view needs to be taken in order to make an informed decision as to whether or not a child is actually ready for the demands placed on them in a formal school setting.​

Looking at all the underlying neuro-developmental subsystems as well as the underlying intellectual abilities underpinning academic work allows an insight into the strengths and weaknesses of these young learners.  Combining these factors with the emotional profile of the child will greatly assist both parents and teachers in supporting learners with this crucial phase in their lives.

Typical Assessment Procedure

1  -  Online Parent Questionnaire

2  -  Online Teacher Questionnaire

3  -  Practice visit for the child  (approximately 2 to 3 hours)

-  We will chat (please provide an appropriate snack box for your child) (building rapport)

-  We will draw (Emotional and Developmental Assessment)

-  We will play (Emotional Assessment)

-  We will do some physical activities (Neuro-developmental Profile establishment with Primitive Reflex Profile included)

-  We will play games with blocks, do some more drawings as well as look at some pictures (Intellectual Ability and Developmental age Determination)​​

4  -  Parent interview and personal feedback session

5  -  Short Report (not for forensic use)

© 2017 by Dr. Beulah.

Dr. Beulah

Educational Psychologist

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