Frequently Asked Questions
What is a psychoeducational assessment?
A psychoeducational assessment is an educational assessment to gain an in depth understanding of a student's learning and potential to learn. Think of it as a structured evaluation of a child's intellectual, social and emotional development.
Where does the assessment take place?
We would always want a child to feel comfortable in their surroundings and so we would suggest the assessment takes place at home or in school. It would also help to observe your child in their setting.
How could a psychoeducational assessment help my child?
By pinpointing the way in which a child learns and where their difficulties lie those around the child can make adjustments to their teaching and support.
How might the results from the assessments help?
When a child finds elements of learning difficult it can really damage their self esteem. By giving them and those around them the tools to understand how to approach their learning their confidence will increase too.
What is the advantage of working with schools and parents?
As the research literature continually reminds us, the greatest influence on learning is quality teaching. Therefore investing in teachers’ pedagogical expertise matters. There is a great deal of research demonstrating the power of the teacher - researcher relationship, where a professional, collaborative and dialogic partnership is built between teachers and researchers. It is this approach that we advocate - to work alongside your teachers, shining a pedagogical spotlight not only on what they do, but how and why they do it. We follow an evidence-based approach and work with school teams to decide upon and implement the most effective way forward. Collaborative approaches may include, but are not exclusive to:
Collaborative lesson planning
Teacher-Researcher approaches e.g. Action research; Case study; Lesson Study
Workshop and Seminar