Waterman Psychology Services aims to help children understand and overcome the challenges of behavioural and attention disorders, as well as learning disabilities. Our goal is to help them reach their full potential, through providing recommendations to improve their behaviour and wellbeing.


Specific learning disorders, such as dyslexia, dyscalculia, or dysgraphia, can severely hinder learning and studying, enjoyment of work, and the educational experience. Waterman Psychology Services aim to improve this experience and guide you on the path to career and study success.


Every child learns differently, especially when they have a learning disorder such as dyslexia, dyscalculia, or dysgraphia. Here at Waterman Psychology Services, we are committed to your child’s wellbeing and want to help you understand their needs, guide them on the path to educational success and unlock their potential

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Do you struggle with reading, spelling or writing or maths?

Were you aware of considerable learning difficulties in particular with reading and spelling or maths while growing up?

Have you noticed that since commencing a university/TAFE degree that you have had learning difficulties with the amount and speed of information presented?

Since commencing study or work, have you noticed that you often have a lot of difficulty in recalling specific information?

Do you struggle to recall previously learnt information?

Has it been recommended by the university/TAFE or work place that you obtain a psychological assessment to determine appropriate support and strategies that will aid your learning process within the study/work environment?

If so, you may be suffering from a specific learning disorder such as dyslexia, dyscalculia or dysgraphia, or other concerns such as poor working memory and processing speed.

Learning difficulties can severely hinder learning and enjoyment of work and the education experience.

Or you may have been diagnosed with dyslexia, dyscalculia, or dysgraphia
when you were young and need an updated assessment, in order to gain new recommendations for your current educational or workplace needs.

What is included in an educational assessment?

• Initial consultation to review academic, social and family history

• Standard cognitive Intelligence test (WAIS-IV) The Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Adults – Forth Edition evaluates a variety of abilities and skills that are considered to be a part of “intelligence”.

• Standardised achievement academic test (WIAT III). The WIAT-III is used as an assessment tool to provide a measure of current achievement levels in literacy and mathematics.

Intelligence testing identifies any underlying weaknesses you may have in areas such as:

• Processing speed

• Verbal learning issues

• Poor Working memory

Achievement testing measures skills in key academic areas such as:

• Reading (accuracy, fluency and comprehension)

• Spelling accuracy

• Writing skills (handwriting and composition)

• Mathematics (reasoning and operating skills)

The above testing can conclude whether you may have a specific learning disorder such as dyslexia, dyscalculia, or dysgraphia, as well as any intellectual weaknesses.

Waterman Psychology Services provides specific direction and recommendations for you and your educational or work setting to assist you reach your learning potential.

Book an appointment with our qualified psychologist for an educational assessment in Adelaide. Here in our Adelaide clinic, the assessment may conclude dyslexia, dyscalculia, or dysgraphia, and the results will be instrumental in helping you in your future endeavours.


If you suspect that your child has behavioural issues or learning disorders, you should have them diagnosed in an educational psychology clinic immediately. Early assessment is the key to helping them achieve their full potential. The sooner you have a comprehensive psychoeducational assessment in hand, the better equipped you will be to help your child succeed — in school and in life.