Early Identification and intervention of learning differences or developmental challenges is vital for an individual's well-being and educational progress.

A psycho-educational assessment in the area of Specific Learning Differences (SpLD) provides useful information about an individual's learning profile or behavioural challenges and helps to identify the presence of a learning or developmental difficulty. Specifically, it helps to illuminate an individual's strengths and weaknesses in terms of cognitive abilities (e.g., verbal and non-verbal abilities, processing speed and memory)  and academic skills (e.g., reading, writing, and mathematics abilities).  Behavioural or socio-emocional issues, which ar interferring with learning or development, can also be identified.

DAS Specialist Assessment Services can assess for

  • Dyslexia
  • Dyscalculia
  • Giftedness
  • Visual Processing
  • School Readiness
  • Dysgraphia / Dyspraxia
  • Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)
  • Intellectual Disability (ID)
  • Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)


To read more about SpLD Assessments, the process and service, the full article is available here.

By Geetha Shantha Ram
Director of English Language Literacy Programmes,
SpLD Assessments and Staff Professional Development

This article was published in FACETS Vol4 2017