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079 413 41327

 

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Canterbury
Kent CT2 7FG 

Tel: 01227 811753

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Educational

 Assessments and ADHD

Expert Guidance

We are professional educational and psychological consultants who are committed to providing the necessary assessments and guidance you need in order to take action and reach your true potential. With our help, you will transform your plans in no time. Take a look around our site and get in touch to book a session.

Our Services

EXPERT GUIDANCE

ASSESSMENT OF DYSLEXIA AND ASSOCIATED LEARNING DIFFICULTIES

A diagnostic assessment will identify Dyslexia as well as associated difficulties, such as Dyspraxia, Dysgraphia and Dyscalculia.

The assessment will include the following components

  • Review of educational and occupational history

  • Comprehensive assessment of cognitive abilities, e.g., verbal skills, memory

  • Assessment and detailed analysis of literacy and phonological skills, including timed tests of reading comprehension and of writing;

  • Consideration of any emotional problems related to the dyslexic difficulties

  • An appraisal of strengths and coping strategies

  • General recommendations for further assessment, help and support

The assessment report will be written in a clear, jargon-free style so that it can easily be understood by managers and clients in question.

Dyspraxia is the term used to describe difficulties with spatial skills and physical co-ordination. Another commonly-found characteristic is poor organisational ability.

Dysgraphia is a learning disability that results in difficulty with written expression. Individuals with dysgraphia are able to express themselves fluently orally, but they can’t transfer their ideas to the page. Writing becomes arduous, and they may avoid doing it.

Dyscalculia is a specific learning difficulty that is characterised by impairments in learning basic arithmetic facts, processing numerical magnitude and performing accurate and fluent calculations.

THE PATH TO SUCCESS

ATTENTION DEFICIT HYPERACTIVITY DISORDER (ADHD)

 

 

 

 

 

 

We provide the only ADHD test that is both CE marked and FDA cleared for use as an aid in the assessment and treatment evaluation of ADHD for people aged 6 to 60 years old.

The Qb Check is a timed objective test that measures the three ADHD core symptoms; hyperactivity, impulsivity and inattention. A test taker’s result is analyzed and compared to the result of individuals of the same age and gender, with and without ADHD. The comparison makes it possible for QbCheck, based on objective data, to predict the likelihood of ADHD and provide healthcare professionals with information that can aid in the evaluation and treatment of ADHD.

DSM-5TM diagnostic criteria for ADHD: symptoms of inattention, hyperactivity and impulsivity. 

 

Symptoms of inattention

  • Is easily distracted by extraneous stimuli

  • Is often forgetful in daily activities

  • Often avoids, dislikes or is reluctant to engage in tasks that require sustained mental effort

  • Often does not follow through on instructions and fails to finish schoolwork or workplace duties

  • Often does not seem to listen when spoken to directly

  • Often fails to give close attention to detail or makes mistakes

  • Often has difficulty organising tasks and activities

  • Often has difficulty sustaining attention in tasks or activities

  • Often loses things necessary for tasks or activities

 

Symptoms of hyperactivity and impulsivity

  • Often has difficulty waiting their turn

  • Often interrupts or intrudes on others

  • Often talks excessively

  • Often unable to play or engage in leisure activities quietly

  • Often runs and climbs in situations where it is inappropriate (in adolescents or adults, may be limited to feeling restless)

  • Often fidgets with or taps hands and feet, or squirms in seat

  • Is often ‘on the go’, acting as if ‘driven by a motor’

  • Often leaves seat in situations when remaining seated is expected

  • Often blurts out answers before a question has been completed

COUNSELLING AND COACHING

Positive Psychology Coaching (3 session programme)

Support for:

 

  • Low academic confidence

  • Examination stress

  • Anxiety and stress

  • Health related issues

  • Self-esteem and Low Mood

  • Dealing with change

  • Sports and performance enhancement

Why a strengths-based approach?

Empirical research shows that strengths-based interventions have a positive psychological impact, particularly in enhancing individual well-being through development of hope. The literature has identified an association between personal strengths in young people and academic success, self-determination and life satisfaction (Park and Peterson, 2006; Arnold et al, 2007; Lounsbury et al, 2009).

What is strength-based practice?

Strength-based approaches value the capacity, skills, knowledge, connections and potential in individuals. Focusing on strengths does not mean ignoring challenges, or spinning struggles into strengths. 

How does it work?

Session one: Help identify client strengths, values and skills and also set meaningful goals.

Session two: Evaluate progress and amplify the work undertaken in session one. 

Session three: Help clients stay on track and may involve family members.

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Contact Me

Have a particular challenge you’re trying to deal with? Contact me today and see what I can do for you.

For further training and support contact:

  • British Dyslexia Association (BDA)

  • Helen Arkell Dyslexia Centre

  • Dyslexia Action (DA)

  • Briti...

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