Assessment Fees

Fees vary according to the type of assessment, please refer to the tables below.   Please note that GST is not added to the cost of assessment.    

Full Diagnostic Assessment

Charges for a full diagnostic assessment and report, using the Woodcock Johnson IV and / or KeyMaths 3 diagnostic kits, are shown in the table below.  A reduced fee is offered to SPELD NZ members

Assessments for dyslexia or dyscalculia (only) typically take two half-days.  An assessment for both dyslexia and dyscalculia (combined) requires three half days. 

Assessment
Tests Administered
Fee
Fee (SPELD NZ members)
Dyslexia and/or Dysgraphia WJIV Cognitive, Oral and Achievement test batteries $825 $650
Dyscalculia WJIV Cognitive and Oral test batteries, and KeyMaths 3 $825 $650
Dyslexia and Dyscalculia WJIV Cognitive, Oral and Achievement test batteries, and KeyMaths 3 $975 $800
Special Assessment Conditions (SAC) * WJIV Cognitive, Oral and Achievement test batteries $825 $650

 * Special Assessment Conditions in the form of a reader, writer, or extra time for exams, may be granted by NZQA where a student has an identified learning disorder.

  • For people with a Community Services Card or who can provide evidence of low income or hardship, SPELD may be able to assist with the cost of an assessment.  Further information is available here.   
  • Alternatively, for those under the age of 21 in the Hawke's Bay or Gisborne areas, application for funding can be made to the Scott Fund Trust.  Please refer to this link for more information.  Your child's school may be able to help with the submission of an application. 

 

Screening Assessment

A screening assessment is typically completed within 30 to 50 minutes.  If an SLD  is detected, and a follow-up assessment is sought, $45 will be deducted from the full diagnostic fee.    For further information on screening for the presence of an SLD please refer to this link.

Assessment
Tests Administered
Fee
Dyslexia GL Assessments Dyslexia Screener  $60
Dyscalculia GL Assessments Dyscalculia Screener $60

 

 Maths Proficiency Assessment

The stand-alone KeyMaths 3 assessment is not intended to diagnose dyscalculia.  Instead, it measures maths proficiency in the three main areas of basic concepts, calculation, and applied maths.  The score analysis report identifies gaps in mathematical knowledge which can then be specifically targeted by a school or tutor.  Assessments typically take 60 to 90 minutes.

Assessment 
Tests Administered
Fee
Maths proficiency KeyMaths 3 $275