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Overview

  This is the professional diagnosis of special educational needs of learners referred by their teachers.

Who is eligible?

Any student from pre-primary to senior secondary school with a suspected learning disability.

How do I get this service?
  • The teacher refers the child for diagnostic screening at the Regional Education Office.
  • Where necessary the child will be referred to an Educational Psychologist for professional assessment.
  • The Educational Psychologist will provide feedback in the form of a written report to the school and the parent/guardian. 

NB: Parental input/participation may be called for at any time during the process.

What supporting documents are required?
  • Learner's medical record
  • Most recent academic report
  • School referral report
How long will this service take?

Time taken is dependent upon the complexity of each case.

Where can I obtain this service?

Assessment is initiated at school level.

Where can I get more information on this Service

Regional Education Offices

Ministry of Basic Education
Department of Special Support Services (DSSS)
CBD
Gaborone
Botswana
Tel. (+267) 3998223
Opening hours: 07:30 to 16:30, Monday to Friday, except public holidays.

Ministry Contact Centre, by calling 16885 on Monday to Friday working hours or toll-free number 0800 600 678.

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