Face to Face Assessment
Potential Plus UK is often contacted by parents wanting to understand their child’s learning profile in order to be able to support their educational, social and emotional needs.
A leaflet with full details about the High Learning Potential Assessment is available to view here.
As an organisation whose ethos is based on supporting the social, emotional and learning needs of children with high learning potential, we place great importance on developing resilience and a positive attitude to the life-long process of discovering and developing new skills, talents and abilities. We want children to feel excited and eager to continue on their life-long journey of thriving on learning, welcoming new experiences and seeking new challenges.
In keeping with our ethos of supporting and nurturing HLP children, we offer a unique assessment called the High Learning Potential Assessment to help parents identify and support key areas of their child’s development.
Whilst our High Learning Potential Assessment is beneficial for all children regardless of their situation or ability, there are certain times in which Potential Plus UK will recommend an assessment. For example when:
- there is early, rapid and sustained development of intellectual ability which is not in line with peers; showing need for extra challenge or guided support in areas of weakness
- there are marked differences between work that is done at school and at home
- there are significant strengths in some areas, with poorer or possibly below average signs in others
- there is a deterioration in behaviour showing links to boredom or lack of stimulation
- there are specific issues such as school phobia, reluctance to write or problems with peer integration
Under these circumstances, an in-depth assessment, carried out by a trained and experienced assessor, can provide parents with vital information to enable them to provide their child with the support they need to reach their high learning potential.
The High Learning Potential Assessment (HLPA) covers cognitive ability, working memory, phonological processing and sensory processing, as well as academic achievement in reading, writing and maths. Parents receive a comprehensive report and a follow up telephone consultation.