Welcome to How I Learn


How I Learn is a Wellington-based educational psychology assessment service.  It is run by clinical psychologists, Emma Levy and Polly Schaverien, along with a team of clinical and educational psychologists. We work with children, adolescents and adults to explore learning potential, and the areas of academic ability and difficulty that impact learning. 

People use our assessment services to:

  • Understand why they are facing learning challenges at school, in study or on the job.
  • Identify and diagnose specific learning disorders such as dyslexia, and broader challenges, such as intellectual disability.   
  • Identify gifted and talented learners.
  • Support Special Assessment Condition (SAC) applications to NZQA.


Unsure if you, or your child, could benefit from an assessment? Unsure if you should even be worried? That's fine! 

Contact Polly to discuss your concerns.  We can talk about what's going on and whether an assessment could be helpful. If we can't help, we will refer you on to another service that might better meet your needs.

How I Learn - Bookings Update - March 2021


How I Learn is currently fully booked for assessments in term 1 and term 2.  Bookings for assessments in term 3 will open on Tuesday 15th June 2021 at 8:00am.

When bookings reopen, the contact form will be placed back up on the Contact Us page.  We look forward to hearing from you then.