Assessments

To test or not to test—that is the question!

It is sometimes hard for parents to take this step. We don’t want our child to be stuck with a label. However, assessment is important for both the student and the parent – to identify strengths and weaknesses and to help everyone understand the areas that are blocking your child’s academic development. Check out this Warning Signs Checklist to see if assessment might be warranted.

Our qualified Professionally Certified Educational Therapists are available to administer general screening and assessments at a reasonable cost to gather information about how your son/daughter learns. These testing results will help direct you towards a path to success — to help develop a plan to address your child’s learning needs so that you can take those next important steps of help and hope.

It is important to note that our therapists are not psychologists and that any of these assessments are an introductory screening and do not include a diagnosis or a written report. They do, however, include a follow up consultation.

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After many concerns and worries in my mind for my son, Diane put all of that to rest. I now know that I am NOT alone, NOT crazy, and NOT doing the wrong thing for my child. I now feel empowered to continue on educating him, knowing that he works a little different and that’s ok. We still have choices to make in guiding him through his education for sure; however, it is so much easier knowing the direction we are headed now. Thank you Diane from the bottom of my heart! You are such a blessing to the kids and parents you work with. Keep up the great work! Oh, and I want to be like you when I grow up!

Jaime Baker, Parent

Educational Assessment

This assessment will help screen for any perceived learning difficulties. It considers the possibility of underlying factors affecting performance such as auditory and visual perceptual skills. It will help determine the strengths and weaknesses of the student as well as current academic levels in reading, writing and math. This is appropriate for home educators; for gifted students, or students with learning challenges.Testing includes:

  • Standardized academic tests (Woodcock Johnson, Ekwall Reading Inventory) as well as tests for Auditory and Visual Perception (Scan 3, TVPS)
  • Individual; Grade 3-12
  • Testing time: 2- 2½ hrs.
  • Follow-up consultation: 1 hr.

 

Achievement Testing

This basic testing will help determine grade placement in reading, writing and math. This is appropriate for home educators; for gifted students, or students with learning challenges.Testing includes:

  • Standardized academic tests (Woodcock Johnson, Ekwall Reading Inventory)
  • Individual: Grade K-12
  • Testing time: 1-2 hrs.
  • Follow-up consultation: 1 hr.

 

Early Intervention Assessment

This basic assessment will help screen and identify young learners for any perceived learning difficulties.Testing includes:

  • Search Scan, Visual/Auditory Perceptual Tests, Woodcock Johnson
  • Individual: Grade K-2
  • Testing time: 1 hr.
  • Follow-up consultation: 1 hr.

 

Auditory Processing Scan

This test can determine if further testing by an audiologist for Central Auditory Processing is warranted.Testing includes:

  • Scan 3:C
  • Individual: Grade K-12
  • Testing time: 30-60 minutes
  • Follow-up consultation: 30 min.

 

Visual – Processing Test

This test assesses visual – perceptual strengths and weaknesses and can determine if further testing by a Developmental Optometrist for Visual Processing is warranted. Testing includes:

  • TVPS
  • Individual: Grade K-12
  • Testing time: 30-60 minutes
  • Follow-up consultation: 30 minutes

 

Rhythmic Movement Screening

This test assesses the integration of the primitive reflexes. If needed, a specific movement/exercise program will be offered at the follow up consultation.Testing includes:

  • Individual: Age 3-adult
  • Testing time: 30-60 minutes
  • Follow-up consultation: 30 minutes