Educators change brains.

It is a challenging role, particularly when one considers that every student has different learning strengths and weaknesses. How is it possible to get through to each individual student when what works for one student may not work for another?

Learning Assessments

While learning is supposed to be a good experience for most students, some students have difficulty. These learners may struggle with reading, writing, arithmetic or all of these areas. It is important to remember that not all students, or even adults, learn in the same way. Learners may be predominantly visual, auditory or even tactile. When learners struggle or lag behind, teachers usually first try classroom based strategies and interventions.

When these fail, teachers order standardized learning assessments/standardized testing to identify the specific challenges the child is experiencing.

Standardized assessments are tests that are set so that the questions, administration conditions, scoring and interpretation are consistent and comparable to same age children. The tests shed light on why a child may be struggling and results inform the interventions required to help resolve the difficulty the child is experiencing.

Assessment Instruments

Our Clinical Psychologists at Transformative Learning Company use academic, cognitive, motor and other instruments to assess for learning difficulties. We assess for global and specific learning difficulties, including but not limited to Dyslexia, Dysgraphia and Dyscalculia. We assess for Developmental Disorders, Global Developmental Delays, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and others. Our holistic approach means that we also screen for mood and anxiety disorders and behavioural difficulties.

Some of the instruments we use include:

  1. Weschler Intelligence Scale for Children (WISC) – Intelligence/Neurocognitive
  2. Kauffman Assessment Battery for Children – Neurocognitive/Intelligence
  3. Bruininks Oseretsky Test of Motor Proficiency – Motor
  4. Wide Range Achievement Test – Academic
  5. Baileys Scale for Children – Developmental
  6. Mood and Anxiety Scale – Depression/Anxiety
  7. ADHD Screeners – Attention and focus

Online Interventions

Our Fast ForWord® programmes have been scientifically proven to improve auditory processing, working memory, attention, reading, comprehension and other important brain skills that are required for any type of learning to take place. Whether you choose to implement Fast ForWord® with a whole year group or just your “at risk” students, Fast ForWord® represents an engaging, individualised and evidence-based way to give your students a significant learning boost.

Our Reading Assistant™ programme is an online personal, interactive reading tutor. Using cutting-edge voice recognition technology, Reading Assistant™ actually “listens” to each student read. If a student stumbles or gets stuck, Reading Assistant™ intervenes by saying the word correctly, providing help at the very moment when it’s most effective.