Unless requested specifically by a relevant specialist (eg. Psychiatrist or Developmental Paediatrician), an Academic Assessment starts with an initial assessment with our Clinical/Educational Psychologist so that they can recommend the most appropriate assessment for your child’s situation. Sometimes, more than 1 type of assessment may be required in order to provide a comprehensive evaluation.
Following the completion of the assessments, the Psychologist will arrange for a separate feedback session to go through the Assessment Report, findings and individualised recommendations for your child and his/her school.
Our Assessment Reports are written by registered Clinical Psychologists and Educational Psychologists with specific accreditation and training in administering these instruments, and meet MOE/SEAB requirements.
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IQ Assessments are helpful when:
- Your child has difficulty coping with his or her current school demands.
- There is a concern whether your child is ready for Primary 1 in a mainstream school.
- Your child may benefit more from a special education service rather than mainstream education.
- Your child has any existing medical condition or is on any medication that may affect his / her learning or thinking ability.
What the assessment tests for:
Traditional IQ tests focus on measuring linguistic (language) and logical (analytical) intelligence.
A typical intelligence quotient (IQ) test requires your child to solve some problems in a given time under supervision. In the IQ test, there are many subtests that will be interpreted by the Psychologist, and practical feedback provided during a dedicated session with you and/or your child.
School Readiness Testing
School readiness tests are typically administered to understand if a child is ready for formal schooling (Grade One), by scoring for their mental age on standardized school readiness assessments.
A child is considered school ready when deemed to be able to cope with the formal demands (intellectual, emotional, conceptual, adaptive functioning) of schooling.
Why is it important to be school-ready
Besides the implication that a child who is not school-ready will simply not cope in class and will more than likely fail the academic year, one has to keep the significance of the first school year in mind. A child who is not ready for grade 1 will most likely feel completely overwhelmed in class, and may develop a fear or dislike of school all together.
The child might also notice that all his classmates are able to cope with tasks that he finds difficult and may begin to think that there is something wrong with him. This may lead to a low self-esteem.
Admission to Special Schools
Intellectual disability is a developmental disorder where the individual faces more difficulty than others in grasping concepts and solving problems. Referrals to special schools in Singapore for people with intellectual disabilities will be most helpful in providing your child with the most optimal learning environment, learning pace and specialized teaching methods to help your child. We note that in mainstream schools, the teacher-student ratio is large and teachers are often unable to spend extra time or use a different teaching method to help students with intellectual disabilities. Over time, this may result in low self-esteem for the child. This low self-esteem may manifest as anger outbursts, constant irritation and even school avoidance.
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