Can't tell you exact costs, but psych assessments are generally in the $400-600 range. Testing for entry to ODS is around $225, but this is not a full-scale assessment and the intention to enrol at ODS if the child tests in the gifted range must be genuine. You can sometimes have assessments done through the Health Service if there are concerns related to delayed development, but this is rare.
Most ed psychs will test children from around 4 yrs of age. ODS assessments occur from around 5 1/2-6 yrs and up.
We used Shirley Taylor, who was very good with our daughter. It cost $300 for the assessment (SB5) and written report.
Whoever you get, ask them at the time how long it will be before you get the report. We've had two different assessments done with two different ed psychs and both times the results arrived 3+ weeks afterwards. I just about wore out the hinges on the mailbox! Knowing beforehand would help.
Thank yous both, was just about to ask this same question again.
I will give a ring hopefully my daughter cooperates and speaks, I find if she knows the answer to something she sometimes pretends she doesn't know.
Hi. Im just about to start down the process of getting my daughter tested.
Did you use one of the 2 mentioned assessors in Wellington? How did you find them, were the reports etc you got back useful? Thanks!