All assessment services at I Know How To Learn begin with an intake process that includes completing a form covering the developmental and educational history of the client, reasons for services, and concerns. Documents from the educational setting and other professional services will also be incorporated, and testing sessions are then held. A written report putting all this information together is then written with a focus on understanding learning strengths and weaknesses as well as the best learning strategies. The process ends with a meeting explaining the results and recommendations.
A psychoeducational assessment focuses on the learning process. This assessment determines strengths and weaknesses of cognitive processing (reasoning, memory, visual/auditory processing, fluency) along with the strengths and weaknesses in basic academic skills, fluency, and problem solving. Documenting developmental and education history is included with the testing process to complete a full picture of the learning process.
Readiness for first grade is often a major concern facing parents and educators. This assessment is designed to look at phonological processing (knowing and manipulating the sounds in words); visual and auditory processing including memory and discrimination; receptive and expressive oral language; and academic skills.
Educational Testing Consultation
Consultation and review can be very useful in determining the best next step to address educational problems. Consultations could be warranted for several reasons – a complexity of learning challenges (attention, speech, social interactions, academic); questions about response and services provided by the school; needing to accurately know the areas of academic strengths and weaknesses; or the implementation of support services is not producing the desired improvements.
The following services could be included:
- Reviewing the case history and documents.
- Completing academic achievement testing.
- Meeting with school personnel to explain the results.
- Interviewing family & school personnel.
- Writing a report with recommendations with a final review meeting.
This consultation and review is designed to provide a detailed examination of the situation and needs of a client. I Know How To Learn does not provide advocacy services.