Educational Assessments

Educational Assessments

 No parent likes to see their children struggling at school. School days are supposed to be the best days of our lives, aren’t they?

When a child is having problems at school these can very often spill over into other areas of their life causing them to feel unhappy. Parents are often to be at a loss as to how they can help. Sometimes just a little additional support can go a long way.

At Carter Brown we’re able to offer a range of support and assessment options. We have a network of highly experienced independent educational and child psychologists, who can work directly with children and parents to assess where problems may lie, work out what can be done to address them and get your child back on track.


We offer a range of services to parents and children including:

  • Assessment of IQ/cognitive functioning
  • Educational assessments covering issues such as:
    • Specific learning difficulties, e.g. dyspraxia, dyslexia
    • Learning styles
    • Attainment levels
    • Social/emotional/behavioural difficulties
    • Understanding your child’s potential and the extent to which this is being achieved
  • Specific advice can be offered on the support your child requires to access the school curriculum fully
  • Independent Statutory Re-assessments – where your local authority has assessed your child for Special Educational Needs and you disagree with the decision reached
  • Examination arrangements
  • Study skills
  • Appropriateness of school setting


Our experts are based across the country and a report can usually be prepared by an expert in your area within 2 – 6 weeks. If you don’t need a full assessment but would like to speak to an educational psychologist regarding your child and any concerns you may have, we’re happy to arrange this.

Our costs for assessments are based on a fixed-fee model. Where advice is requested about a specific issue, costs are tailored in line with what you need – please call us for more details.

To find out how we can help, please contact us.


“Following our successful appeal against a local authority’s intention to place our child in an educational provision which did not meet his needs we wanted to write to you to thank Carter Brown and in particular the Educational Psychologist whom we instructed to assess our son and give evidence at the Tribunal.

Both Carter Brown and the psychologist were professional, polite and helpful. The psychologist was very knowledgeable in his field of expertise and was sympathetic about the difficulties we encountered. His work was thorough and the report he produced was detailed and well-written. His attendance at the Tribunal was supportive and his evidence was succinct and was presented with confidence.

We are grateful for the help and assistance we received.–  Parent, Sheffield, 2013


Browse our educational psychologists here.


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