The Burwood Centre offers specialist, independent, multidisciplinary assessments to children and young people who are deaf. We offer assessments regardless of whether they use spoken or sign language to communicate. We assess many children who have complex needs, including those with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD), specific speech and or language difficulties, physical and medical difficulties, learning difficulties and visual impairment. If we feel that we cannot meet your child’s specific needs, then we will make recommendations with regards to where they might be better assessed. Our professionals include an Educational Psychologist, Specialist Speech and Language Therapist, Teacher of the Deaf and Audiologist, all of whom are very experienced at working with deaf children. Please see Who we are for more details about our professionals.

In addition to time spent working with your child, there will be time during the assessment day when we talk with you about your particular concerns and give our feedback. The assessment is then followed by very comprehensive reports which outline your child’s level of functioning in different areas and the implications of this to his or her current situation. We try very hard to make sure we address your specific questions.