Assessments

Specific learning difficulties

Assessment of specific learning difficulties (SLD) for University purposes is to be carried out by a registered psychologist or a registered assessor with SPELD. 
Students are to provide an assessment of their SLD diagnosis and learning needs to the Disability Resource Service (DRS). If you do not have an assessment then you can contact an assessment provider of your choice and arrange for an assessment to be carried out. 
Local assessment providers include:

  • Seabrook McKenzie Centre
    www.seabrookmckenzie.net
    68 London St 
    Christchurch 8013 
    Telephone: 03 381 5383 
    Approximate cost $480;
    $420 with Student ID
    $310 for full time students

  • The Psychology Centre
    Level 2, Geography Building
    University of Canterbury 
    Telephone: 03 343 9627 
    Email: psychclinic@canterbury.ac.nz
    Approximate cost: $600

  • SPELD 
    www.speld.org.nz
    Hammersley Park School
    Hammersley Ave
    Christchurch 8013
    Telephone: 0800 773 536
    Approximate cost: $460 - $530 – subsidies available

If you have any queries about assessment providers please contact a DRS advisor.