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Assessment refers to the evaluation of underlying mental processes impacting educational, workplace achievement and life management abilities. To understand why a person achieves at a certain level, it is critical to measure various aspects of cognition using the tools of psychological measurement.
A psycho-educational assessment may identify areas of strength and weakness in a person's learning profile and provides a deeper understanding of their educational abilities. It can also identify Learning Disabilities, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), Intellectual Disabilities, reading (dyslexia), writing (dysgraphia) and mathematical (dyscalculia) challenges and other mental health issues that can interfere with learning.
This form of assessment focuses on both the social and emotional dynamics that are important in understanding an individual’s growth and or challenges that they may experience. Socio-emotional assessments are generally used in instances where the individual may experience challenges with anxiety, anger, sadness or have difficulty with social interaction. A socio-emotional assessment may assist us to better understand the inner world of the individual and serve as a starting point for psychotherapy.
Subject Choice Assessment
Choosing of subjects for grade 10 – 12 plays a significant role in choosing your career/study path. A subject choice assessment may be valuable to assist the individual to learn more about themselves, their aptitude, interest and personality as well as other factors that may possibly impact on his/her performance. A subject choice assessment entails and aptitude test to determine cognitive strengths and challenges, interest and personality tests and a informal interview with the individual and his/her parents.
Career assessments are tools that are specifically designed to help individuals understand how a variety of personal attributes impact on their potential success and satisfaction. The underlying principle for a career assessment may assist individuals to match their abilities with their personalities, interests, skills, and values. This generally would contribute to enjoying and succeeding more readily in their work. Thus, the feedback on a career assessment may provide valuable information for career planning.