School Readiness Assessment
School Readiness is a measure of the knowledge, skills and behaviours that enable children to participate and succeed in school. School readiness is about the development of the whole child – their social and emotional skills, physical skills, communication skills and cognitive skills, not simply whether they can begin the reading and writing process.
The Bracken School Readiness Assessment, 3rd Edition is a brief screening assessment that tests children across 6 key areas that determine readiness for formal education. Areas assessed include knowledge of the following: Colours, Letters, Numbers/Counting, Sizes/Comparisons and Shapes.Through administration of this assessment tool, we can understand the skills that are crucial in the early years of school and assess appropriateness for formal education or required intervention. Research shows that children who demonstrate academic readiness also demonstrate greater achievement throughout their early years of school. It can also help identify where further assessment and intervention may be needed. Our Brilliant Minds informal measure will further screen your child's knowledge of letters, writing of own name and broader everyday living skills.
Our ‘School Readiness Assessment’ package is comprised of:
Pre Appointment: Prior to the initial session, parent and teacher (childcare provider) rating scales will be sent to gain greater and more extensive knowledge of your child across various domains. Rating scales sent to parents will screen your child’s emotional, social & behavioural development and everyday living skills (adaptive functioning) using standardised questionnaires.
Session 1: (Parent Session, 60 minutes)Parent Interview (60 minutes) to obtain background developmental, cognition, social, emotional and behavioural information.Session 2: (Child Session, 60 minutes)Bracken School Readiness Assessment (BSRA-3) and,Brilliant Minds Psychology Informal School Readiness Activities looking at the essential skills that help increase school readiness success.Session 3: (Parent Session, Up to 60 minutes) The 3rd session is a Parent Feedback session to go through the report and provide detailed recommendations on activities you can do at home with your child (up to 60 minutes).
Cost: 5 Hours of Psychologist time, inclusive of two hours interpretation and report writing with one clinician.
*Please note this assessment package does not include an assessment of cognition or IQ. At times following outcomes a cognitive assessment may be recommended. * This assessment does not provide a diagnosis. If you after a diagnostic assessment please refer to our other packages.
Please Note this Assessment is not covered by Medicare.
Resources for Parentshttps://education.qld.gov.au/schools-educators/ecec/resources