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EdScreening FAQs

What is the purpose of the EdScreener?

The EdScreener (including its report) is not intended to diagnose, prevent, monitor, treat, or alleviate any disease or disorder, or to compensate for any injury or disability, or to investigate, replace or modify the anatomy or physiological process.

It is intended only as a learning tool to support individual’s potential learning differences that might impact their functioning at school.

We aim to assist with individual learning needs and to provide evidence-based strategies to support learning and wellbeing. Where ssues warranting additional investigation and intervention are possible, we recommend further assessment by a suitably qualified health care professional for diagnosis and more targeted supports.

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 provide an easy, affordable and accessible way for families and educators to take the important first-step in supporting learners and providing guidance towards expert help if required.

What makes EdScreening unique?

Most assessment tools screen for only one thing at a time. The Edscreening questionnaire is uniquely designed to screen children for multiple learning difficulties so that you have a good idea of which path or paths to take. This not only saves time and money but reduces the chances of missing something as it can be common to have multiple reasons to impact learning.

Moreover, since the learners themselves are not involved in the screening process, there is no undue pressure put on children. The Edscreening report also provides immediate, interim and personally tailored strategies to support the next steps.

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 report will be available instantaneously.

What learning differences does the questionnaire screen for?

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

  • Giftedness/high ability
  • Dyslexia
  • Dysgraphia
  • Dyscalculia
  • ADHD
  • Autism (AS)
  • Twice-exceptional learners

Keep in mind that the EdScreening questionnaire is not an intelligence test (IQ Test).

What solutions does the report provide?

report also provides 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.