Children can struggle at school for lots of different reasons but with the right interventions, a child can reach their academic potential. We have a team of educational psychologists and specialist assessors who work in various locations throughout the UK to support teachers, parents and children in taking the right steps to identify specific learning difficulties.
“Specific learning difficulty” is a commonly used term which includes dyslexia, dyspraxia, dyscalculia, AD(H)D and specific language impairment – which can all have an effect on your ability to learn.
What can I do as a parent?
If you have concerns about your child’s progress and behaviour then you should contact the school to enquire about a screening or full assessment. Everyone has a right to access a local authority psychologist but not everyone is seen as a priority and you may have to wait a long time for an assessment.
We do work directly with many schools, however you can contact us for a discussion without a referral from school. You can contact us on 01422 372222 or through our website contact form and a member of the administration team will be in touch.
What can EGS do?
We put the child at the heart of the system:
- We explore the layers of difficulties that a child may have and also explore their strengths.
- We use an interactive model, involving the child, parent and school to plan and advise a bespoke package to meet their needs.
- We work with other agencies when appropriate.
- We offer a quick response to referrals and enquiries.
- We aim to overcome barriers to learning and promote inclusion.
- We work at an individual, group or school-wide level.
- We identify and address concerns regarding learning and behaviour.
How much will it cost?
The cost of a standard child assessment starts at £300.00. Please note the price may vary subject to requirement.
Some schools are willing to pay for the assessments for their pupils but for others it is up to the parents to take the lead. You will need to contact your child’s school for further information regarding this.
The assessment process
- Contact our office to speak with the administration team for further information or to make a booking.
- Complete our questionnaire and collect any relevant school reports.
On the day
- Parents/guardians meet with the assessor to discuss concerns and provide information.
- The assessment will take approximately 2 hours.
- Feedback with parents/guardians.
- The assessor writes a comprehensive report outlining scores, summary and recommendations.
- The report is sent to parents with recommendations to be discussed at school.
- The assessor may also contact the teacher/SENCo if parents wish.