Helping children with:
  • Learning Difficulties
  • Dyspraxia
  • ADD
  • ADHD

Extra Lesson ® Assessment

The first step in assisting your child is a developmental assessment
to identify as clearly as possible the underlying causes of your child’s learning difficulties.

An Extra Lesson assessment takes 2-3 hours and is focused on
the underlying capacities needed to achieve full learning potential.
A comprehensive developmental history will be taken prior to assessment of:

  • Spatial orientation
  • Body geography
  • Balance
  • Laterality and dominance
  • Fine and gross motor skills and coordination
  • Visual perception skills
  • Neuro-developmental maturity
  • Primitive reflexes

The assessment also includes:

  • Standardised testing of reading, comprehension, spelling and mathematics. The results of such tests can offer you a benchmark for gauging future progress.

What form does the assessment take?

Most of the assessment takes the form of games, drawing and movement activities. Some children, who may be concerned about tests quickly relax and enjoy the assessment.

What are we looking for?

We are looking for the underlying causes of your child’s learning difficulties. Educational research in recent years has discovered that missed developmental stages may result in immaturities or developmental delays that contribute to learning difficulties.

Auditory Processing Assessment

Additional testing for auditory/listening difficulties may be recommended if necessary. This may happen during the main assessment as many Extra Lesson practitioners have additional training in both auditory testing and therapy.

How do I get the results of this assessment?

Depending on the practitioner, the results may be given to you at a parent feedback session and/or in a written report.

Parents may also be referred to a doctor, developmental optometrist, osteopath, nutritionist, naturopath or other professional with experience in the area of learning difficulties e.g. a behavioural optometrist for vision and eye movement problems.

For further information or to make an appointment contact your nearest Extra Lesson practitioner.

“After six months of Extra Lesson and home schooling she went back to school and attended Year 6 at a small local school and thrived.”