Our Assessments

Our Assessments

At the Developmental Learning Centre, what makes our approach different is that instead of looking at your child’s learning or behavioural difficulties on a superficial level, we look for the underlying causes and are then able to address the different physical, social, intellectual and emotional aspects to ensure lasting change. To gain an understanding of the root causes, we use a unique 3 step process, the first stage of which is an assessment. 


The information below offers detailed information about how our assessments work and the feedback process. 


Step 1: ASSESS

We ASSESS the underlying causes of your child’s difficulties

The first stage is for you and your child to come into a Developmental Learning Centre for an assessment, which is made up of two elements – the Developmental Movement Assessment and the Auditory Processing Assessment. We strongly recommend your child completes both to gain a full picture of their difficulties. However, in some cases we do offer the assessments separately. If you are unsure please speak to a member of our team to understand the best option for your child's needs.


What is it?

Assesses all aspects of the individual's neuro developmental status to understand how it affects their ability to learn and cope with everyday life.  Assesses listening skills and how they affect an individual's ability to cope with everyday life.

Who is it for?

Most common for children 5-13 years. Adolescents up to 18 years may also benefit.  For children and teenagers of all ages who have listening, sensory processing or behavioural issues.

What is included?

3.5 hr assessment with a registered Extra Lesson Practitioner.
 1 hr assessment with a trained Listening Therapist.

What is tested?

Neuro-developmental Maturity:

  • Primitive Reflexes
  • Postural Reflexes
  • Retained Midline Barriers
  • Cerebellum function (motor planning)

Foundations For Learning:

  • Spatial Orientation
  • Body Geography
  • Balance and vestibular function
  • Simple Dominance and Laterality
  • Fine and Gross Motor Skills
  • Visual Perceptual Skills
  • Sensory Processing and a
  • Developmental Drawing Assessment.


  • Standardised and diagnostic testing for Reading, Writing, Maths and Spelling

Auditory Skills:

  • Auditory Figure Ground
  • Processing of Competing Words Competing Sentences
  • Auditory Sequencing
  • Ear Advantage
  • Auditory Analysis
  • Auditory Discrimination
  • Phonological Segmentation
  • Sequential Memory
  • Auditory closure


Tomatis Listening Test Audiogram:

  • Air and Bone Conduction Thresholds
  • Pitch Discrimination,
  • Auditory – Spatial Awareness
  • Listening Behaviour Assessment



We IDENTIFY the best solution for your child’s difficulties

On the same day as your child’s assessment, we will hold a Parent Conference to share our findings and explain what action is recommended. This will be followed by a detailed written report explaining the results of the assessments.

 What is included?

1 – 1.5 hr Parent Conference and a comprehensive written report. 60 min Parent Conference and a comprehensive written report.


The final stage is for us to treat your child with our natural and effective therapies. Discover Developmental Movement Therapy and Auditory Retraining Therapy in more detail. 

Got a question?

Call 0800 543 399 to speak to one of our experienced team who will be able to answer any questions you may have.

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