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EdScreening FAQs

How do you perform the screening?

The screening consists of a 20–30-minute online questionnaire that you can complete in your own time and at your own pace. You will be directed to answer a number of questions about the learner. An instant individualised report is then generated, which will help you to better understand your child’s unique learning needs and identify any specific neurodiverity that may be impacting his or her learning. In order to get different perspectives on the learner’s abilities, up to three different individuals can complete the questionnaire, with parents, teachers, and counsellors being the most common.

What makes EdScreening unique?

Other assessment tools screen for only one learning difficulty at a time (autism, auditory processing disorder, etc.) The Edscreening questionnaire is uniquely designed to screen neurodivergent kids for multiple learning differences at once. This not only saves time and money but reduces the chances of a missed diagnosis.

Moreover, since the learners themselves are not involved in the screening process, there is no undue pressure put on children who may already be struggling with their confidence. Also, by allowing up to three individuals to fill out the questionnaire, the Edscreening report is more accurate, more specific, and more effective at providing tailored strategies to support your child’s educational journey.

What are the benefits when compared to more traditional testing?

Because the Edscreening process requires no live assessors, it:

  • Has no waiting list
  • Can be completed at your own pace and schedule
  • Is far more affordable and accessible
  • Provides immediate results
  • Can provide custom tips and strategies specific to your needs, based upon those results

Who can use this report?

The report is best utilised by teachers and parents, but is also very helpful for school councillors, health practitioners, and allied-health practitioners (such as speech pathologists, occupational therapists, etc.)

How long does it take to complete the questionnaire?

The questionnaire usually takes between 20 and 40 minutes, but you are welcome to complete it at your own pace. That said, once completed, the results will be available instantaneously.

What conditions does the questionnaire screen for?

Edscreening is designed to identify many common conditions that may impact a child’s learning, including:

  • ADHD
  • Autism
  • Giftedness/high ability

It also helps identify specific learning difficulties related to:

  • Reading
  • Written expression
  • Mathematics

Keep in mind that the EdScreening questionnaire is not an intelligence test (IQ Test). Moreover, it does not presently include an assessment for children with intellectual disabilities.

What solutions does the report provide?

Aside from identifying any unique differences in your child’s learning, the report will also provide you with a set of solutions, such as:

  • An overview of the next steps to take
  • A list of relevant professionals with whom you might connect
  • Learning practice strategies for both home and school

How different is what you do compared to when specialists or support organisations visit a school to help in setting up a learning program?

Specialists and support organisations do fantastic and supportive work in schools. What we do at EdScreening is different but complementary to the work being carried out in schools.

When organisations or specialists (such as occupational therapists or speech therapists etc) go into a school, the child probably already has a diagnosis that these experts are working with - and the students are being further supported with the diagnoses within the school context.

At EdScreening we work with parents and teachers who feel that something (or something else) may be going on with a child. By using the screener, our aim is to identify the possibility of common challenges that can influence the way our children learn such as Autism, ADHD, SLD etc. So we screen for possibilities and provide parents and teachers with helpful next steps (who to see to rule out or obtain possible diagnoses) – we also provide useful strategies to implement at home and in the classroom to provide support in the meantime.