Assessments must take place in a quiet and private location that is free from distractions. Assessments usually take approximately 3 hours to complete and are carried out by a qualified assessor. During an assessment, the assessor will carry out multiple tests, such as reading writing and spelling ability, handwriting and fine motor skills, speech and language processing and exploration of number sense and attainment in maths. The specific tests vary depending on the individual and the concerns that have been raised.