Welcome to my Practice

As an educational psychologist, my focus is on helping children or young people who are experiencing problems within an educational setting with the aim of enhancing their learning.

Challenges may include social or emotional problems or learning difficulties. My focus is on helping my client and I provide additional support by further advising teachers, parents, therapists and other professionals. Today, perhaps more than ever, assessing students' knowledge and skills is a central issue in schools.

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Current fee structure

⦁ 1 hour consultation
⦁ You are welcome to book an appointment to seek parenting advice or support
⦁ R 1150
⦁ 1 hour follow up assessment includes assessment, report and feedback session
⦁ For people who have undergone a full-psychoeducational assessment and are looking for a brief follow-up assessment to determine the impact of interventions.
⦁ R 2100
⦁ 1 ½ hour screening assessment includes assessment, report and feedback session
⦁ This abbreviated assessment is be used to determine if there is a need for a full psycho-educational assessment.
⦁ R 3650
⦁ School readiness assessment / developmental assessment includes assessment, report and feedback session
⦁ School readiness and developmental assessments consider the emotional, social and intellectual maturity of a child. A child is considered to be school ready when they can meet the formal demands of school and cope with the school environment physically, perceptually, socially, emotionally and academically without undue stress.
⦁ R 4000
⦁ Careers or subject choice assessment includes assessment, report and feedback session
⦁ A career focused battery involves intelligence assessments, aptitude tests, personality questionnaires and interest inventories to identify preferences in certain occupations.
⦁ R 4400
⦁ Full psychoeducational assessment includes assessment, report and feedback session
⦁ Psycho-educational assessment is an umbrella term which encompasses different types of assessments undertaken for different reasons. More often than not they are recommended to establish whether learning difficulties may be present and preventing the child from achieving their potential.
⦁ R 4400
⦁ Concessions/access arrangement assessment includes assessment, report and feedback session
⦁ Examinations should be a fair test of an individual’s knowledge and what they are able to do. If someone has a disability or learning difficulty, the usual format of exams may not be suitable. Adjustments may need to be made for them, e.g. exam papers in large print, extra time, a scribe, a reader, use of a computer, etc.
⦁ R 4900
⦁ Forensic medical negligence assessments, includes expert report but does not cover additional documentation (such as amendments, joint minutes, etc.) or meetings and court appearance
⦁ Medical negligence assessments are concerned with claims against doctors and other healthcare professionals and their employers. The courts rely on the opinions of medical experts for information regarding the appropriateness of the treatment provided to you. Expert opinion is provided in a written report.
⦁ Cost on application

To know if an assessment is the right choice and which assessment is necessary, please call or email. You are welcome to call anytime from 7.30 am to 6 pm.

The office is open for appointments from 8 am to 3.30 pm Monday to Friday. Requests can be made for appointments on Saturdays.

Bookings are made once your specific needs and circumstances have been identified.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Introduction to IEB concessions

A psychological assessment is helpful in identifying strengths and weaknesses and will lead to recommendations for both academic and behavioural intervention. By detecting problems, an assessment can be used to assist in planning your child’s school programme, to identify needs for special services in school and to help you access resources.

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What kind of tests will be administered?

The test battery varies depending upon the referral question/s and can include a structured interview, assessment of intellectual capability, learning/processing measures, measures of attention and memory, academic achievement measures, projective measures, self-report surveys, parent and teacher checklists and school input.

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How can I explain the testing process to prepare my child?

Most importantly, the goal in preparation is to help your child be as comfortable, relaxed and motivated as possible the day of testing. In explaining to your child why he/she is being tested. Proper preparation will help your child do his/her best, allow for a pleasant testing experience and help the examiner gather the most reliable results possible.

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Developmental charts

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Homework assistance

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Choosing age-appropriate toys

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