Assessment Services

We are delighted to announce that the SPELD Victoria assessment service has officially re-opened, and appointments are available from February 2024. If you would like to make a booking or discuss the assessments that we provide at SPELD Victoria, please contact us by phone on (03) 9480 4422 or via email at assessments@speldvic.org.au.

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SPELD Victoria specialises in offering assessments for learning difficulties, and functional literacy and numeracy skills. At this stage, we do not offer assessments for ADHD, Autism Spectrum Disorder, or Language Disorder.

Please note: A $90 deposit will be collected to secure your appointment date. Please check this page for more information on SPELD Victoria assessment services.

1) Psychologist Consultation

Standard consultation – 30 minutes

Extended consultation – 45 minutes (to discuss more than one child or a client with complex needs)

2) Functional Assessment of Literacy and Numeracy

A combined diagnostic assessment that takes between 3 and 4 hours and includes a cognitive assessment (e.g WISC-V) and a variety of academic achievement tests that focus on literacy and numeracy skills (e.g WIAT III and other tests). The battery of tests administered is sufficient to diagnose a Specific Learning Disorder (e.g. Dyslexia or Dyscalculia) when all diagnostic criteria is met in accordance with the DSM-5-TR. A written report is provided within 4-6 weeks of the assessment date.

3) Functional Assessment of Literacy

A diagnostic assessment that takes approximately 3 hours and includes a cognitive assessment (e.g WISC-V), as well as a variety of academic achievement tests that focus on literacy (e.g WIAT III and other tests). The battery of tests administered is sufficient to diagnose a Specific Learning Disorder (e.g. Dyslexia) when all diagnostic criteria are met in accordance with the DSM-5-TR. A written report is provided within 4-6 weeks of the assessment date.

4) Functional Assessment of Numeracy

A diagnostic assessment that takes approximately 3 hours and includes a cognitive assessment (e.g WISC-V) and a variety of academic achievement tests that focus on numeracy skills (e.g WIAT III and other tests). The battery of tests administered is sufficient to diagnose a Specific Learning Disorder (e.g. Dyscalculia) when all diagnostic criteria are met in accordance with the DSM-5-TR. A written report is provided within 4-6 weeks of the assessment date.

5) Literacy Assessment

An academic achievement assessment that takes approximately 1.5-2 hours and includes a break down of literacy (reading, writing, spelling) skills, as well as, recommendations for adjustments and interventions. The battery of tests administered does not include a cognitive assessment, and is NOT sufficient to diagnose a Specific Learning Disorder. However, the assessment will provide an indication of the student’s performance relative to their peers. A written report is provided within 3-4 weeks of the assessment date.

6) Diagnostic Review Assessment

A diagnostic assessment that takes approximately 1.5 hours and includes measures of academic achievement specific to the area targeted in intervention. It is designed to identify if the student has improved as a result of the intervention. A written report is provided within 3-4 weeks of the assessment date. Please note, this assessment is only for previous SPELD clients who have undertaken an assessment within the last 12 months.

7) Functional Impact Review

A review assessment that takes approximately 1.5 hours for individuals who have previously had a comprehensive assessment at SPELD Victoria, and have been diagnosed with a Specific Learning Disorder (SLD). It includes measures of academic achievement specific to the individual’s SLD(s) and examines the functional impact of their SLD on current academic performance. A written report with updated recommendations for intervention and accommodations is provided within 3-4 weeks of the assessment date.
NB. Two pieces of the individual’s written work, completed under timed conditions, will need to be submitted prior to the assessment date. This work will also be examined as part of the review process.

8) Assessment Costs

Assessment costs

Psychologist Consultation:

Standard Consultation-                                                                     $110 (30 mins)
Extended Consultation (e.g. siblings)-                                            $150 (45 mins)

Functional Assessment of Literacy and Numeracy (FALN)-       $1550

Functional Assessment of Literacy (FAL)-                                     $1250

Functional Assessment of Numeracy (FAN)-                                $1250

Literacy Assessment-                                                                        $650

Diagnostic Review Assessment-                                                     $360

Functional Impact Review                                                                $550