For foreigners / children with a different first language – For Preschoolers

For Preschoolers

Initial consultation

The aim of this consultation is to fully understand the issues the parents are dealing with and choose the best approach and methods for their mitigation or elimination. Together with the parents, the psychologist or special education teacher will discuss key aspects of the issues at hand and recommend further psychological, special pedagogical or other care as appropriate. Consultations can be in either Czech or English.

Psychological or special pedagogical evaluation

This evaluation is useful if you are worried whether or not your preschool child is managing all the things they need to before starting school. It is an evaluation of current skill levels in various areas of development. While working with a child we focus on ascertaining the strengths which they can rely on in their development as well as identifying areas where the child currently has problems. For these areas, we not only provide recommendations concerning methods and practices for further development, but, if necessary, also give added systemic support to both parents and teachers concerning how to work with children. The evaluation includes a final report. This report is provided in Czech. If required, a professional English translation can be provided for an additional fee (approx. 2500 CZK).

In all our conclusions and evaluations, we emphasize the communication and explanation of individual points of the child’s current plan of development.

Before your evaluation, please fill out our questionnaire about your child (download here) The first section of the questionnaire is filled in by the parent. If the evaluation concerns educational or behavioural problems in school, a primary school teacher or counsellor will provide additional important information.

In order to expedite decision-making and the determination of appropriate care, we also welcome reports and information from the child’s medical records (reports from previous psychological / psychiatric evaluations, the reports and conclusions of medical specialists). Examples of the child’s work from home or their school are also useful (notebooks, written work, worksheets, etc.). If you have any such materials or reports for your child, bring them to the evaluation (photocopies are sufficient).

School readiness evaluation

The evaluation of a child’s level of development (for example speech – Czech/English, graphomotor skills, auditory and visual perception, mathematical imagination, memory, etc.) relevant to the requirements of school. The evaluation takes place in a welcoming environment, where the child has the opportunity to gradually get used to the new situation. The evaluation is in the form of short play activities, drawing and conversation. The parents will be told the conclusions and given appropriate recommendations including which activities will lead to the development of any necessary skills. The evaluation includes a final report. This report is provided in Czech. If required, a professional English translation can be provided for an additional fee (approx. 2000 CZK).

Evaluation of premature primary school attendance (so-called premature school readiness)

This is an evaluation of how appropriate or inappropriate it would be to start school prematurely as well as of the child’s overall ability to handle the demands of school. A comprehensive evaluation is carried out (psychological and special pedagogical). Our welcoming approach and homely environment will allow the child to manage this new situation. Emphasis is placed on social and emotional areas as well as current cognitive ability. The evaluation includes a final report. This report is provided in Czech. If required, a professional English translation can be provided for an additional fee (approx. 2500 CZK).

Premature enrolment in elementary school means (in accordance with Act No. 561/2004 Coll., as amended) a child commencing school attendance, having not yet reached age 6 by 31 August of the given year, but having reached age 5 by at least 30 June that same year.