Kids Testing and Dyslexia centre?

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Kids Testing and Dyslexia centre?

Postby mahes_gopal » Fri Oct 14, 2011 11:44 pm

Any comments on this centre in Concorde Hotel?

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Re: Kids Testing and Dyslexia centre?

Postby yeo88 » Tue Nov 29, 2011 2:43 pm

Hi,
I just went this month to do a full assessment for my daughter (Dyslexia/ADD/ADHD/Math/Language/IQ). The psychologist is Ms. Mollie and I found her professional and very experienced. My daughter took about 2.5 hours to do all assessments and after that, she gave us a highlight of her findings. She was very patient in explaining her findings and trying to understand the cause of our daughter's pb. The full report should be received in 2 weeks time. Understand that the centre is MOE registered. Please PM if you need more details.

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Re: Kids Testing and Dyslexia centre?

Postby troubled » Sun Apr 01, 2012 6:54 pm

Hi yeo88,

Can share how old was your daughter when she went for the test?

How much did they charge you and need to pay additional for the report?

Is the report comprehensive?

Thanks.

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Re: Kids Testing and Dyslexia centre?

Postby cnimed » Mon Apr 02, 2012 5:36 pm

Is it possible to cover all that in 2.5 hours?
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Re: Kids Testing and Dyslexia centre?

Postby yeo88 » Mon Apr 02, 2012 6:36 pm

My daughter was 10 when she went for the assessment. The test appeared comprehensive but I think there are some areas that are still not very clear to me. The fees quoted include the written report which will be subsequently sent to you.

As for the length of the test, it may take longer up to 4 hours but my daughter was able to focus and hence, I think she took 2.5-3hr.

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Re: Kids Testing and Dyslexia centre?

Postby Adam Ma » Mon Apr 02, 2012 8:32 pm

May I know how much it charges? Is the psychologist Chinese? I have a son doing very bad in Chinese but average in English and suspect he has Chinese dyslexia?

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Re: Kids Testing and Dyslexia centre?

Postby yeo88 » Tue Apr 03, 2012 6:33 am

No, there is no specific testing on Chinese dyslexia but I understand kids can be exempted from Chinese if they have dyslexia (tested in the English language) and if they are failing Chinese.

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Re: Kids Testing and Dyslexia centre?

Postby Adam Ma » Tue Apr 03, 2012 8:19 pm

How much they charges you?

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Re: Kids Testing and Dyslexia centre?

Postby cnimed » Wed Apr 04, 2012 8:15 am

The dyslexia testing at DAS took over 2 hours for my son. It has some ablity testing, but is meant to tease out areas that the child may be having problems with. They usually test until they hit a ceiling of sorts and the tester said it took longer than usual because my son knew so much. I think it cost around $500.

The IQ assessment that my son did at a private psychologist also took over 2 hours. Again, the test goes on for as long as the child can go on. It cost around $600. After this he was sent on for other screening at the OT and also recommended for further screening by the OT at a vision therapist.

My friend's child was assessed for ADHD/ADD and sensory integration by an OT in an assessment that took about 4 hours. I think the child was also screened for hearing and vision. It cost around $1000.

I really don't see how they can cover everything in so little time unless it is an overall screening, after which you go for further testing to understand problem areas. For example if ADHD/ADD shows up as a potential area of concern, the child is sent for further screening in vision and hearing because these can lead to the appearance of ADHD/ADD, and also affect schoolwork.

The tester should explain to you what tests are used, and why they were selected - ie what are we looking for. It can be a line of investigation. Before you can really help the child, you need to really pinpoint what the problem is.
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Re: Kids Testing and Dyslexia centre?

Postby yeo88 » Wed Apr 04, 2012 8:55 am

Thanks Deminic for sharing and I agree that the test is more like an overall screening. I am not totally convinced on the results but it highlighted some areas of concerns that help me to understand my child better.

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