(Prices valid August 2018)
1. Karen Wards ‘C’ Grade assessment $350
Karen is based in Dunedin. She comes down approximately four times a year to Invercargill to do an assessment. Alternatively you can travel to Dunedin. This assessment is used to formally identify dyslexia. It is a manual test using Woodcock Johnson III and takes approximately two - three hours. The sessions can be split so as not to tire the child. At the end you receive a written report that states if the child is dyslexic and general recommendations for schools. This report can be used for Special Assessment Conditions for NCEA. Karen usually tests children from age 7 – 8 years upwards.
Karen Wards’s contact details; The best option is to text on 0277160186
2. Hospital referral - no cost
This is when the child is referred to the hospital by a doctor usually for extreme anxiety associated with a learning difficulty. They are referred to the hospital’s clinical psychologist for a “C Grade” assessment.
3. Unique Minds $250
This assessing is done using Lucid Software Ability and LASS 8-11 years or Lucid COPS for ages 4 – 8 years. The LASS software is used to indicate dyslexia as well as areas of learning strengths and weaknesses. The assessment is held over two sessions with the first approximately 1 1/2 hours and the second one up to an hour. A comprehensive report is produced stating if the child is on the dyslexia spectrum, areas of strengths for the child and areas that need to be worked on as well as suggestions for parents and schools to assist the child’s learning based on the results. This report can be used for Special Assessment Conditions for NCEA. Contact your child’s school SENCO to find out their requirements. Can travel to schools for minimum of two children per school. Travel costs 0.70cents /km.
4. The Reading Room
Adele Hibbs does an indicator test for dyslexia. You do not have to sign on for tutoring with Adele afterwards.
Adele’s contact details are
The Reading Room
Ph: Adele (03) 2176871 / 0212544438
5. On Track Learning
On Track Learning provides an assessment when you sign up for tutoring.
Contact details are www.ontracklearning.co.nz or 03 2144181
6. SPELD NZ diagnostic assessments $480 - $540 plus GST if applicable
Detail supplied by SPELD NZ:
SPELD NZ is a nationwide not-for-profit organisation that provides assessment, individualised one-on-one tuition and support for children and adults with dyslexia and other specific learning disabilities (SLD). SPELD NZ assessors work with primary and secondary school students and their reports are accepted by NZQA for SAC (Special Assessment Conditions) for NCEA exams. To access SPELD NZ services, there is a membership fee of $100 per family or $50 for those with a Community Services Card. SPELD NZ continually fundraises to help subsidise the cost of assessment and lessons for those with evidence of low income.
Facebook : https://facebook.com/SPELD-New-Zealand-1512199148997024/