SPELD SA’s Specialised Educational Reviews screen students’ skill development and performance across a range of areas as captured in that moment of time. These reviews are conducted by an experienced special education teacher and consultant.

Reviews offered include:

  • Literacy
  • Numeracy
  • Literacy and Numeracy

If both literacy and numeracy require screening, reviews are conducted over two sessions.

Literacy Review: 

  • This consists of observation, discussion, and a series of short screens and tests, involving verbal, auditory and hands-on activities. Actual screens conducted are dependent on individual needs. Types of screening offered include articulation, auditory discrimination, phonemic awareness, sound and letter knowledge, reading, spelling, writing and handwriting.

Numeracy Review: 

  • 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 processes. Concepts covered include number, counting, subitising, place value, addition, subtraction, multiplication and division.

The process of the review:

  • All reviews begin with a short discussion with the parent/s, gathering important and relevant background information and concerns that contribute to the overall picture of the child’s development and progress.
  • A review session will normally take about 2 hours, enabling the collection of information, developing a rapport with the child, conducting observations and completing standardised testing screens.
  • A double review will be extended and include a 45-minute break between the literacy and numeracy components.
  • Brief feedback is provided on the day, followed by a subsequent written report detailing findings and providing suggestions for possible avenues to pursue and/or strategies for implementation.

Making an appointment for a review:

To make an appointment for a Literacy review, a Numeracy review or a combined Literacy and Numeracy review please phone 8431 1655.

Once an appointment has been made you will receive a confirmation email and a Specialised Educational Review sheet with more information about the review. You will also receive a biographical form with your confirmation. Please fill in the attached form and return by email at least one week before the appointment together with any relevant professional assessments and work samples.


Prices for the Specialised Educational Review are:

  • Literacy Review: $600.00 (inc GST)
  • Numeracy Review: $600.00 (inc GST)
  • Literacy and Numeracy Review: $900.00 (inc GST)

A deposit will be required at the time of booking the appointment. The remainder of the fees are payable on the day of the appointment.

Note: Specialised Educational Reviews have been structured as an alternative to the full Psychological Assessments. They are not going to give a diagnosis of Dyslexia/Dyscalculia/Dysgraphia, however they will provide an assessment of where the child is at in regards to Literacy or Numeracy and a plan or strategy that can be used by the school, parents and tutors to support the child in their education.


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