Preparing Your Child for Assessment
ASK provide independent psycho-educational assessment services with well known and highly qualified educational psychologists and specialists in their specific fields.
The educational assessment report can help to guide a plan of action at home and at school or at times of transition planning when a move from one school to another may be considered.
There are a range of different assessments available. Fees are available on request.
Assessments involve the prior gathering of background information, including the completion of parent questionnaire and if necessary, teacher’s input will also be requested. See each assessor’s individual requirements.
ASK aims to create a comfortable and safe environment for your child’s assessment
A comprehensive assessment can play a vital role in diagnosing learning, movement, attention and behavioural problems, and can assist with developing action plans to address those problems, and monitoring progress.
The assessment should be an encouraging process seeking out strengths and planning for the future. Some of the time will be spent gathering information from the parent and this is usually done without the child present, so that the parent can freely talk about any concerns they may have. It is useful to have a second parent or carer there while this is happening so your child is not left alone. Bring along a game to play or a book to occupy the child so they are not bored while this is happening. This may take up a quarter of the assessment time.
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Dr David Claivaz, IIL
I am deeply impressed with the generous and sincere engagement of ASK in favor of kids with Special Education Needs, as well as the neurotypical ones.
I wrote an IIL Blog Post called “The Essence of Learning”. Google the title to find out more.
It was very helpful to have so much positive feedback on the idea of James going into a special school as I was not sure that it was the best thing for him, but it looks like it is a very good option. It’s important to have a group where you can say almost anything and not feel judged or criticised to get the feedback, support and ideas from others and be able to off load a bit of the pressure !
“When you walk around ASK Summer Camp for the first time, you recognize all the signs of a great camp: colors, music, laughs, excited kids and even more excited staff. A closer look at the very specific set of activities make you realize that you have reached a place in which learning is back to its roots, the freeing of the learner.”
No single definitive test exists to diagnose a learning difficulty or difference with 100% accuracy. A diagnosis results from the convergence of many tests and may require other health professionals to be involved to gain a full picture of your child’s strengths and difficulties. Often, observations of a child’s behaviour and social skills assist the identification process. Some children, however, have multiple problems which may make it harder to make a definitive diagnosis.Contact us
Dr. Gilda Palti
(Due to Covid, offering only online assessment via zoom)
Ioli N. Soroula
Chartered Educational Psychologist
(Geneva based, by appointment only)