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Educational Assessment Including Mathematical Skills

This Helen Arkell Specialist Assessment is appropriate for children aged between 6:00 years and 14:11 years who are experiencing significant difficulty with mathematics.

The assessment will comprise some formal and/or informal testing of numeracy skills and knowledge. A Dyscalculia Screening assessment may also be used within the session. The child’s current level of attainment will be assessed, together with his/her mathematical thinking and learning style. The test results and teaching recommendations for numeracy are presented and discussed in a full written report.

Tests of general ability, single word reading and cognitive skills may also be administered in order to gather further diagnostic information about the child. The assessment usually takes at least 2 hours.

NB: No other literacy assessment will usually be carried out during this session, except for the single word reading mentioned above.

Suggestions for Access Arrangements in examinations will be included if appropriate.

Combined Literacy and Mathematical Skills Assessment

A HASA’s Combined Literacy and Mathematical skills Assessment is appropriate for children who are experiencing significant difficulties in both literacy and numeracy.

This is a comprehensive assessment where formal and informal tests are administered to determine levels of achievement. Tests for general ability, literacy/numeracy skills and cognitive skills are used to identify an individual’s pattern of strengths and weaknesses.

The child’s current level of attainment in literacy and numeracy will be assessed, together with his/her mathematical thinking and learning style. The test results are presented and discussed in a full written report. Comprehensive recommendations are given as to how best a parent, class teacher and specialist teacher, (if appropriate), can support the child.

Information can be included in the report to support applications for access arrangements in exams, if appropriate.

This assessment is usually carried out over two sessions which will be on separate days.  Each session usually takes at least 2 hours.

To Book a Combined Literacy and/or Mathematical Skills Assessment

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Family Questionnaire

School Questionnaire (to be completed by your child's school)

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Family Questionnaire

School Questionnaire

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