Our Baseline Assessment
Why do an Assessment
Because we're not only interested in the symptoms. i.e. the inability to read, spell, handle math, etc. you already know what they struggle at. Statistics tell us that 2/3 of children above the 3rd grade aren’t reading at their grade level.
Many more struggle in spelling and math.
We’ll check their Reading, Spelling and Math grade levels performance.
Do you think your child’s smart but underperforming in class?
Is the schools answer to their issues to put them on medications?
We want to understand why your smart child cannot perform in certain class areas after instructions and practice.
Our Baseline Assessment is designed to search out and quantify any underlying symptoms. (Please check out the symptoms list below)
Maybe your child has already been diagnosed ADHD, Dyslexia, slow processing speed or behavioral issue, we can help still help.
The Assessment allows us to determine strengths and weaknesses alwaying us to build a plan to help.
10 Automatic Processes Critical to Learning
The Baseline Assessment focuses on 10 Automatic Processes Critical to Learning. When one or more of these processes is not functioning correctly. Some of the symptoms list below might be showing up and affecting your child ability to learn.
1. Focus: Difficulty staying on task, poor eye control, poor handwriting.
2. Cross Pattern: Poor comprehension and/or decoding skills, difficulty remembering concepts from day to day.
3. Motor Match: Lack of fluency in physical and mental activities.
4. Mental Picture/Visual Memory: Poor spelling, decoding, comprehension, poor visual memory.
5. Tracking: Difficulty with fluency, skipping words or lines.
6. Figure Ground: Easily distracted, responds to all stimuli within the surrounding environment.
7. Directional Discrimination: Letter or word reversals, problems identifying left and right, difficulty with a sequence of instructions.
8. Position in Space: Difficulty with coordination and social skills; easily lost or disoriented in unfamiliar settings.
9. Size: Poor sense of timing; difficulty with the time component of task management; misinterpretation of the importance of situations ( can under react or over react).
10. Shape: Low comprehension, difficulty understanding math concepts.
I'm sure you know that:
• One in five children struggle with learning in a traditional setting.
• One in ten children children have some form of ADHD symptoms.
• Also one in five children have coexisting symptoms - Dyslexia, OCD, ODD.