The assessment session varies in length, but on average it takes 2 hours as it is quite comprehensive. A detailed written report is supplied a few weeks after the assessment, which contains relevant history, test results, conclusions and recommendations for addressing any areas of difficulty which may have emerged.
The educational psychologist needs to get relevant background information from individuals, parents, schools, colleges or any other relevant sources. Conclusions are made based on a combination of the history reported and the performance on the tests.
All educational psychological assessments are valid for two years. When planning ahead for assessments it is important to remember that a child will usually need an assessment when going into primary school, when transitioning to secondary school and for exam years in secondary school to assess their requirements for additional resources at these times.