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Please can someone help me interpret this report

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littlemiss06 Mon 25-Feb-13 20:53:08

This is my childs educational psychologist report and its totally confusing me, I understand percentiles and I can see how she seems stronger in some areas than others but would any of this be a concern or is she doing ok? Obviously I can see some areas are below average but not enough to need one to one help or anything like that but im also struggling to understand a little what the results mean so for example her verbal on the cluster score does it mean shes not able to express herself as well verbally?

Short term visual memory 66th percentile-average
Knowledge and Vocabularly and expressive language skills 7th percentile-below average
Visuo-spatial reasoning 54th percentile-Average
Non-verbal reasoning using visual analogy 31st percentile-average
Non-verbal reasoning using numerical analogy 3rd percentile-below average

Cluster scores

Verbal 2nd percentile-below average
Non-verbal 9th percentile- below average
Spatial-32nd percentile-Average
Special Non-verbal 16th percentile- below average
GCA 16th percentile-Below Average

littlemiss06 Thu 28-Feb-13 16:16:01

Just discovered that theyve made a mistake her GCA is infact 6th percentile not 16th not sure whether that makes a big difference or not

MareeyaDolores Fri 01-Mar-13 01:05:29

Language disorder maybe?

LittlePicnic Thu 28-Mar-13 20:42:20

I would suggest you contact the person who wrote it and ask them to meet with you and explain it; this is what they should do.

ForkInTheForeheid Thu 28-Mar-13 20:50:14

I seriously hope your educational psychologist didn't give you this report cold (or worse post it out to you) with no explanation! I would be straight on the phone to ask them to explain it to you, they should be more than happy to.

Verbal score wouldn't just be about expression but about verbal reasoning and comprehension (if she's been through a battery of tests to check cognitive ability). She does seem to have an uneven profile, which may suggest a specific difficulty. For example, a child with low verbal ability and high non-verbal ability could have dyslexia. I am not saying your daughter has this!
Standardised tests are only one tool, has the psych been in to observe how your daughter's getting on in class etc.?

littlemiss06 Thu 28-Mar-13 21:58:58

The report was handed to me by letter from the class teacher, I have since found out results given were all wrong on the clusters, she actually got
13th verbal cluster
6th non verbal
63rd spatial
23rd special non verbal
16th gca

Not sure whether that's better or worse!

Still waiting for a meeting.

Maths was 12th percentile
Reading 18th
Spelling 25th

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