I CAN Multi-disciplinary Assessments

What is an I CAN assessment?

I CAN carries out educational assessments for children aged 4 – 19 in two UK locations (3 year olds are seen when they are due to start school within 6 months of assessment)We assess children with a range of difficulties and specialise in children with speech, language and communication needs. This could include speech difficulties, social interaction difficulties, emotional and behaviour difficulties, learning difficulties, sensory processing difficulties, hearing impairments and more.  

The assessment services provide families, professionals or local authorities with a joined up picture of a child's needsIt describes the type of educational support needed so that the child can make the very best social and educational progress. The in depth recommendations can make a huge and timely difference to a child’s educational experience.  

I CAN assessments can be either be carried out for placement at an I CAN school, or for independent specialist advice.

Child undergoing speech and language assessment at I CAN's Bill Harrison Assessment Centre

"We thought it was a very thorough professional assessment and report. We haven’t experienced an assessment like it before and the information gained has been invaluable and will make a huge difference to all three of us." - Parent


What do we offer?

Our assessment teams are made up of multi-disciplinary experts. This includes speech and language therapists and occupational therapists, special school teachers and care staff and can include an educational psychologist.  

We give verbal feedback following the assessment and provide a detailed report and recommendations based on the child’s strengths, areas of need and barriers to learning within three to four weeks. By using a range of assessment tools across multi professional disciplines, we can give a holistic and independent view of the child’s needs.

An assessment can be funded by parents/guardians or by local authorities. Prices vary depending on the type of assessment required. 

Find out more about our offer in each centre and get in contact below


  • The Bill Harrison Assessment Centre, Surrey

    Our assessment centre is based on site at Meath School, Ottershaw, but independent from the school. We provide educational assessments for children aged 4 – 11 (3-year-olds can be seen if due to start school within 6 months, and older children may be assessed on request.)

    The centre is open during school term time. 

    Two options are available: 

    • A full two or three-day multi-professional assessment which includes formal and informal assessment alongside observation within a specialist school classroom 
    • A half-day or full day individual assessment carried out by an educational psychologist, speech and language therapist, occupational therapist or specialist teacher (in line with the child’s needs). These can be carried out at the assessment centre or at the child’s own school. 
    Contact us for enquiries about primary aged children in the south of the UK: 01932 872302 assessment@ican.org.uk
  • The Bill Harrison Assessment Centre, Nottinghamshire

    Assessments are available on-site at Dawn House School, Nottinghamshire for children aged 5 – 19. 

    The assessment centre is open during school term time. 

    The following options are available: 

    • A multi-professional assessment which takes place over two consecutive mornings, either for placement at the school or independent advice 
    • A multi-professional assessment and assessment for a placement at Dawn House residential centre, which takes place over a full day and overnight. 
    • An individual assessment by a speech and language therapist, occupational therapist, or educational psychologist. These can be carried out at the centre or at the child’s own school, alternative provider or home environment. 
    Contact us for enquiries about primary or secondary-aged children in the north of England/Midlands: 01623 795361 or dawnhouse@ican.org.uk



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