Our Services

Opportunity Knocks provides a range of assessment services including:

Full diagnostic assessments  

  • Cognitive-educational assessments for children, adolescents or adults suspected of having a specific learning disorder (SLD)
  • Special assessment condition (SAC) examination documentation for adolescents or adults (special assessment conditions in the form of a reader, writer, or extra time for exams, are accommodations that may be granted by NZQA where a student has an identified learning disorder)
  • All diagnostic reports include an analysis of strengths and weaknesses, and recommendations for intervention or accommodation if applicable (intervention refers to teaching specific skills to target an academic need, whereas accommodations are intended to remove barriers to learning - for example, using text-to-speech technology to assist with reading)

Maths proficiency assessments

An extensive analysis of core maths concepts and skills, covering:

  • Basic Concepts ~ Numeration; Algebra; Geometry; Measurement; Data Analysis and Probability
  • Mathematical Operations ~ Mental Computation and Estimation; Addition and Subtraction; Multiplication and Division
  • Applications ~ Foundations of Problem Solving; Applied Problem Solving
  • A comprehensive diagnostic report pinpoints any gaps in knowledge

Screening assessments

  • Quick screening for dyslexia or dyscalculia
  • Dyslexia screener calculates a 'dyslexia index', which is an indicator of the extent that scores match those common in people with dyslexia
  • Dyscalculia screener permits the early identification of difficulties that may indicate dyscalculia

For further information on any of the above assessments, refer to SLD Assessments