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 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.
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.
Academic and Screening for Learning Disability Assessment
This assessment provides a thorough look at all areas of academic achievement – basic skills, fluency, and the use of skills in completing complex tasks. An error analysis provides insight into the thought and work process. This information will provide specific paths for remediation of weak skills. An evaluation of cognitive processing areas – phonological processing (knowing and manipulating the sounds in words); visual and auditory processing including memory and discrimination; and receptive and expressive oral language – can provide insight into the likelihood of a specific learning disability and also provide specific information on the best strategies to guide remediation and tutorial support.