Diagnostic testing

Diagnostic testing

Educational psychology reports are just the beginning of the journey. We use the recommendations from these reports, along with further testing, to build a picture of how your child learns.


Individual education plan

Every child’s learning journey is different, but students with dyslexia have unique learning challenges.

Our first step is to meet with a student’s family and review any diagnostic reports on the academic and social challenges a prospective student may face. We understand that dyslexia is often an inherited trait, and family members may find it difficult to unravel the jargon of a diagnostic report. We will discuss any recommendations in plain English and use these to develop an individual education plan for the student.

Types of reports may include:

  • Educational psychology
  • Behavioural optometry (visual perceptual)
  • Occupational therapy (coordination and social skills)
  • School reports
  • RTLB reports (Resource Teacher Learning and Behaviour)

Please don’t be concerned if you don’t have any of the reports detailed above. At the Summit Academy we will do further assessment, to build a picture of how your child learns.

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Testing for dyslexia

When we test for dyslexia, we undertake a number of specific diagnostic tests with a focus on reducing anxiety for students.

We will then pull together a comprehensive report identifying the underlying language processes that are interfering with your child’s reading and spelling. This takes the guesswork out of where to begin and exactly what to teach for you, your child and their school.

Specific diagnostic testing for dyslexia could include:

  • SPELL-2 (electronic testing using specialised software)
  • Lucid assessments (Rapid, Recall, Lassi and Cops) 
  • Evidence-based testing using a robust range of testing methods from the Institute for Multi-Sensory Language Education (Orton-Gillingham Australia)

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