Dr Kim Pedlow discussing learning difficulties at a primary school in Geraldton WA

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 a number of gaps in the services and support available for children with specific learning and behavioural difficulties.

Our aim is to provide assistance that would not otherwise be available in the areas  where we have expertise.

We are pleased to report that we now have timely access to educational 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 02/09/20 we are pleased to report she has performed 112 comprehensive educational psychometric assessments in the form of a WISC V.  She measures IQ, learning strengths and weaknesses, specifically dyslexia, dysgraphia, dyscalculia. This is achieving timely and valuable diagnosis of various learning difficulties. Many schools in Geraldton are now benefiting from these assessments. Accurate diagnosis enables targeted educational strategies and often extra resources to help the child.

We are now in urgent need of downstream assistance to help mentor these kids through the education system. Anyone with an interest in this area or just wants to come and talk to us please contact as above.  

Sponsors

Platinum:   Clinipath Pathology, Kim and Anne Pedlow.

Can you help?

The Abrolhos Group is always seeking expressions of interest from service providers or individuals able to help.

If you have a child with learning difficulties please complete our Learning Difficulties Survey, and get in touch to find out how we can help

Phone:  (08) 9921 6099   |  Email: josie@gvdmc.com