3D Learner Comprehensive Assessment
At our Boca Raton, Florida Center we offer a comprehensive assessment that identifies your child’s learning abilities; what their strengths and challenges are, whether your child has an attention, visual tracking or related issue, and what is your child’s present level of reading speed and comprehension. We define it as a Success Assessment, because it is focused on how to help your child succeed.
Some local students take our 3D Learner Comprehensive Assessment before we start to work with them.
For other students, we can do part of our assessment on-line.
The goals of our on-site Comprehensive Assessment are to:
- Understand how your child learns best
- Identify learning strengths and challenges
- Screen for attention, eye-teaming, processing speed and working memory challenges
- Get a present level of performance for reading speed and comprehension and math
- Help parents to get on the same page
- Help determine how your child’s school can best help your child
- Tailor a program to meet your child’s needs.
This comprehensive assessment includes:
Our Comprehensive Assessment starts with The Structure of Intellect Assessment® (SOI)
The SOI assessment focuses on students’ abilities and thinking skills. It identifies learning strengths and issues, including underlying vision, attention and/or auditory difficulties.
We have used the Structure of Intellect Assessment ® for over 15 years, and have found it to be the most comprehensive educational tool to individualize student programming. SOI tests identify gifted abilities, undeveloped abilities and average abilities, often in the same person.
The theory behind the SOI assessment, developed over the past 50 years, is based on the premise that intelligence can be taught and must include creativity. Since intelligence is complex, a single number cannot adequately represent a child’s potential. Intelligence can increase when memory, ocular-motor, cognitive and sensorimotor systems are challenged appropriately and consistently. Improvement in many areas is possible.
The Visagraph ® Assessment
The Visagraph assesses visual tracking problems when reading. This is important, because it is an often overlooked issue for right-brain learners. If your child learns differently, chances are words and lines are skipped during reading. The Visagraph ®, shows what a student’s eyes are doing while reading silently. If we discover the eyes move in different directions when reading, a 50-word paragraph demonstrates to both the student and the parents that there is a problem.
We use the Interactive Metronome to identify attention and/or self-control challenges. One third of our clients have the diagnosis of ADHD. ALL of our students can benefit from improved attention. A key part of this assessment is the 9-minute exercise where students are required to maintain their focus. Most students lose focus after 3 to 5 minutes. Some lose focus earlier than that. Many of our students report that this is exactly what happens to them during class.
We also perform a biofeedback assessment to understand your child’s stress level in response to demanding situations. Using the emWave®, we have observed student’s heart rates jump from 90 to 130 beats per minute, or higher, with just the mention of the words Florida Standardized Tests.
Reading Comprehension Assessment
The Reading Plus ® Evaluation is used for students in 4th grade and above. It assesses your child’s reading speed, comprehension, and vocabulary level. Frequently, our students have an extended vocabulary, but their comprehension and speed are compromised by their learning difference, attention and/or visual tracking issues.
For younger students we do a Woodcock Johnson Reading Assessment.
We use the Teach 4 Mastery Math Assessment to both assess your child’s math proficiency and to understand his or her gaps.
At the end of this integrated assessment, you will have a better understanding of what the key issues are and what training would be beneficial. All areas assessed can be strengthened through appropriate training. We will also refer students to other professionals, as necessary.
To discuss the situation or to schedule a Comprehensive Assessment, call us at 561-361-7495.
3 Things You Can Immediately Do To Help Your Child
- To better understand how your child learns, and how you can capitalize on those strengths, DOWNLOAD Mira’s short, uplifting book “Life is a Ball, Don’t Put Me in a Box.”
- Take our free Online Success Assessment. It will help you see if your child learns differently.
- After taking the assessment, give us a call and ask us your questions. We’ll help you better understand what your child is dealing with, and what you can do to make a positive difference. You will also have the opportunity to join our weekly conference call.