The Abrolhos Group is a not-for-profit organisation, based in Geraldton, which was incorporated in June 2014.
We achieved Public Benevolent Institution status 11/11/15. This means that all donations are tax deductible. The group was formed by Dr Kim Pedlow and his wife Annie, who recognised that there were gaps in the services and support available for children with specific learning and behavioural difficulties.
Our aim is to assist in areas of unmet need.
We are pleased to report that we now have timely access to psychometric assessments. This is courtesy of our rekindled relationship with Professor Stephen Houghton’s Department of Educational Psychology at UWA.
Dr Anne Angelkovska has been regularly visiting Geraldton since February 2019.
As of April 2021
- 320 new cases seen, 12% aboriginal.
- 219 psychometric assessments.
- 60 new autism cases.
- She measures IQ, learning strengths and weaknesses, specifically dyslexia, dysgraphia, dyscalculia, autism, ADHD.
This is achieving timely and valuable diagnosis of various learning difficulties. This enables targeted assistance at school, often with increased funding from the education department. Many schools in Geraldton are now benefiting from these new arrangements. Cases of autism and global intellectual disability often receive NDIS funding.
Our inaugural conference ‘Teach them how to catch fish’ was held at WACRH in Geraldton 06-07/05/2021. 43 attended, most presentations were face-to-face with 4 being Zoom presentations.
We are working on a document outlining our future directions. When available we shall post on this website.