Language Development Centre Referrals
For a child to be considered eligible for a placement in pre-primary or year 1 at a Language Development Centre (LDC) they will need an assessment by a Psychologist. As part of the assessment process the Psychologist will administer a non-verbal cognitive assessment and complete a behaviour checklist. For a child to be eligible for the LDC they will need to have an IQ in the average range or above.
A referral to the LDC will consist of:
Parent initial consultation
Administration of Behaviour Checklist in consultation with teacher and explanation of teacher checklists (via phone)
Rapport session with child
Cognitive assessment (non-verbal)
Liaison with teachers and other health professionals as required
Parent feedback consultation
For a child to be eligible for a LDC they will need to be assessed by a Speech Pathologist in addition to a Psychologist to ensure they meet the criteria for a Receptive and/or Expressive Language Disorder. It would be useful to start the process for assessment with a Speech Pathologist prior to organising the psychological component of the assessment.
For more information contact us.