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Spark for Life psychology provides psycho-educational assessment for children, adolescents, and young adults.

We offer a range of assessments:

  • Child Comprehensive Assessment

  • Adult Comprehensive Assessment

  • Child Cognitive Assessment

  • Child Cognitive & Learning Assessment for specific learning disabilities (SLD)

  • Functional Capacity Assessment/Review

Assessment Structure

Comprehensive assessments at Spark for Life involve questionnaire/s, parent consultation, child assessment/s, report preparation, and a feedback consultation. Detailed information about each assessment can be found on our Fee Schedule page.

Assessments may be conducted in the clinic, your home, your child’s school, or other suitable location. Assessments require a table and two chairs in a space that is free from interruptions and distractions.

What assessment involves and how it can help

An assessment is generally requested due to current concerns from parents, teachers, and medical professionals regarding an individual's progress academically, socially, behaviourally, and/or emotionally. 

For concerns around academic difficulties, assessment usually focuses on identifying a person’s learning strengths and weaknesses, and to determine whether an identifiable learning disorder, such as dyslexia, exists. Individuals attending for a Cognitive & Learning Assessment have usually struggled with one or more core academic skills (reading, writing, spelling, mathematics) for an extended period of time. The difficulties they experience are generally unexpected compared to their abilities in other areas and the education they have received.  It is also generally the case that attempts to help them with their difficulties have not been successful (or at least have been less successful than would have been expected). 

Most young people find the various assessments tasks interesting and generally quite enjoyable. The questions asked change according to age so that people will not be asked many questions that are too challenging. There is always time, both before and after the assessment, to ask questions about the process.

A detailed report is provided approximately three weeks after the assessment with details of the individual’s strengths and weaknesses, with evidence-based strategies and recommendations included.


Click here​ to book now, or contact us to discuss the benefits of counselling for your situation.

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