Job & Career

Customized job and career planning

The tests in the assessment box are excellent tools for use in job and career planning. They provide placement officers, educational counselors and careers advisors with additional information about their clients’ skills and personality and hence improve the quality and efficiency of placement.

With our test system you can test abilities – such as motor skills, reactions, vigilance, multi-tasking and planning ability – that can only be measured accurately by electronic means. In addition, general ability tests, personality tests and intelligence tests help to identify special talents.

Education

Children can be assessed and screened for a number of gifted abilities, learning disabilities, specific areas of struggle, emotional challenges, and social interaction. We can help identify your child’s areas of struggle as well as his/her areas of strength. These reports can be provided to the school to help with individual teaching programs and therapy sessions.

Assessment tools measure aspects such as general intelligence, aptitude, personality, interests, values, etc. PCD can provide feedback on possible career choices that clients may be interested in.

Career guidance

It is very important to do what you love. You spend more time at work in a day than you do with your loved ones. You want to make a difference through your work and have a fulfilling job that makes you ‘tick’. Career guidance takes a holistic approach that looks at various aspects of yourself in order to guide you towards a career you may really enjoy. Through a vigorous process you will be able to explore your aptitudes, personality, interests and values and see common threads emerge that can point you closer towards your career of choice. Career guidance is available for whichever bracket you find yourself in- the school leaver, the undecided ‘twenty something’, the mid career transition, and those hoping to make a new start.

Study skills

STUDY SKILLS WORKSHOP WHO SHOULD ATTEND?

Learners from grade 4 - 12 will benefit from the practical study skills taught during our workshops. Both Junior (gr. 4 - 7) and Senior (gr. 8 - 12) Workshops are presented in English and Afrikaans.

WORKSHOP PROGRAM

  • Motivation

  • Setting S.M.A.R.T. goals

  • Time management

  • Your brain and learning

  • How to deal with concentration difficulties

  • How to deal with reading difficulties

  • Managing stress levels and dealing with personal problems

  • Your personal learning preference: auditory, visual or kinesthetic

  • Techniques for note taking - "3 keys are better than 1!"

  • Making Mindmaps - a picture is worth a thousand words...

  • Memory Techniques - using the right 'study tool' to learn faster and remember more.

  • All the major mnemonic systems are covered.

  • How to use your 'study tools' to study languages and Mathematics Daily homework and study program

  • Preparing for tests and exams

WORKSHOP DURATION 

8 hour workshop is usually held over 4 two hour sessions, depending on the size of the group.

School readiness

School readiness assessment

This is a detailed assessment of your child’s intellectual abilities (IQ) as well as emotional maturity to determine their readiness to start Grade 0/R

What does a full psycho-educational assessment of school readiness involve?

The assessment takes approximately 4 – 5 hours depending on the child’s pace and progress on each task. A feedback session is scheduled one week from the day of assessment to discuss results and recommendations. A comprehensive written report will be provided.

Is your child ready for “big school”?

School readiness means a child’s ability to cope with formal learning in a school environment on a multidimensional level. This includes your child’s intellectual, emotional, social and physical development.If a child is forced into school when they are ill-prepared or delayed developmentally it may result in:

  • Boredom Resistance to learn

  • Tension

  • Low self esteem

  • Attention difficulties

  • This is recommended for children who are 5 to 6 years old.

 

We assess:

  • Verbal and non-verbal cognitive development

  • Hand-eye co-ordination and fine-motor control

  • Pre-numeracy and pre-literacy development

  • Practical reasoning ability

  • Memory

  • Emotional maturity to start formal learning

  • Personality

  • Ability to pay attention

  • Motivation to complete work