Conducted by an experienced Special Education teacher.

  • Assesses a student’s skill development and performance across literacy and/or numeracy
  • Provides recommendations and strategies that can be used by schools, parents and tutors to support the student in their education.

On completion of the assessment, the Special Education teacher will meet with you to explain the results and answer your questions. You will be provided with a report that outlines which areas the school and/or tutor should target along with recommended strategies and resources to support them.

An Academic Skills Assessment will not provide a diagnosis of a specific learning difficulty (Dyslexia, Dyscalculia and Dysgraphia). Only a psychologist can provide this diagnosis.

Become a member and receive a 5% discount on your assessment fee.

Types of assessments

Literacy Assessment

  • Consists of observation, discussion, and a series of short screens and tests, involving verbal, auditory and hands-on activities.
  • Skills assessed include articulation, auditory discrimination, phonemic awareness, sound and letter knowledge, reading, spelling, writing and handwriting.
  • 2-Hour testing session with the child.
  • Written Assessment & Recommendations Report.
  • Feedback sessions with the parent the week after the training session.

Cost: $720

Numeracy Assessment

  • A series of hands-on tasks look at the child’s understanding of ‘number’, examining their thinking processes and strategies applied when solving number-related problems.
  • Skills assessed include number, counting, subitising, place value, addition, subtraction, multiplication and division.
  • 2-Hour testing session with the child.
  • Written Assessment & Recommendations Report.
  • Feedback session with the parent the week after the testing session.

Cost $720

Combined Literacy & Numeracy Assessment

  • A joint review will be conducted over two sessions.
  • 3-3½ hour of testing with the child.
  • Written Assessment & Recommendations Report.
  • Feedback session with the parent the week after the testing session.

Cost $960

Fill in a pre-appointment questionnaire to register your interest and provide your contact details. We will then call you to schedule an appointment.

Meet the team


DipT, Adv Dip (Sp Ed), B Ed (Sp Ed), M Ed St

Jill is an accomplished educator with over 40 years’ experience in schools both in South Australia and Victoria. She has a strong interest in children for whom academic learning is a struggle and enjoys the process of identifying their areas of strength and challenge. Jill’s knowledge and her supportive manner enable her to pinpoint specific areas of need and then to suggest evidence-based strategies to nurture future learning and wellbeing.
Jill believes strongly in a team approach, with the family and school and any other professionals involved (such as Speech Pathologists. OT’s, tutors) working together with the child to provide them with the very best opportunities to become their ‘best self’.


(M. Spec Ed)

Alice is a seasoned Special Education teacher with 15 years of experience, specialising in working with secondary students with Learning Disabilities and difficulties in mainstream schools. Her specific focus lies in the areas of mental health, resilience, and coping skills, as she is passionate about equipping her students for future success and planning for their post-school pathways. With a wealth of knowledge in SACE completion and VET in schools, Alice is also well-versed in supporting students during their transition to high school, guiding them through school supports, and assisting with subject selections. Furthermore, she is committed to providing family support to empower young people to achieve their best, and she takes a special interest in helping students understand their personal difficulties and diagnosis.


Jan is a highly proficient educator with over 30 years of teaching experience. For the majority of her teaching career, she has focused on supporting students with disabilities and Specific Learning Disorders (SLD) from the ages of 3 to 18. For the past 6 years, she has continued supporting young people and their families as a special educational consultant, tutor and presenter. Jan adopts a nurturing, engaging, inclusive and person-centred approach, supporting individuals to identify their own unique skills, interests and strategies, and to feel secure and confident. Jan is particularly passionate about working with people who have Autism and SLDs. She loves using her specialised knowledge and expertise to empower these young people to develop independence and discover their personal pathways, encouraging them to reach their potential.

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