An academic assessment is conducted when there are concerns about a child’s learning ability. For example, parents may feel that their child is not learning at the rate of their peers, may engage in disruptive behaviour or may have difficulty with specific academic areas such as reading or maths.

Children are diagnosed with learning disorders when performance on academic testing (such as reading, spelling, mathematics, written language, comprehension and oral language skills), is substantially below that expected for their age, education, and intellectual ability. Once the profile of strengths and weakness has been identified, appropriate and tailored intervention planning can be implemented within the classroom to provide an easier learning environment for your child.