What we offer
Conatus offers parents and education professionals access to detailed educational assessments and psychological interventions in school, to help students fulfil their potential and enjoy the experience of education and learning.
When a student's difficulties are pronounced, an assessment is required in order to fully understand an individual child's needs. This is the process of evaluating - primarily through assessment, observation and interview - the student's knowledge and skills, and their beliefs and attitudes about school.
An assessment comprises the administration of different nationally and internationally-recognised tests and interviews with the child, parent(s) and teachers. When they’ve been involved, other professionals (e.g. doctors, speech and language therapist and CAMHS professionals) may also be contacted for information. Past reports and attainments are also reviewed, along with visits to the school to observe the child in their learning context.
When all the above information has been gathered, a report is written summarising the assessment and conclusions. A series of recommendations are also made. These usually centre on strategies to build on a child’s strengths, as well as addressing areas of difficulty. We aim to include ways in which parents can continue to support their child. Recommendations are intended to inform future planning and placement for the young person.