More about Assessment, Screening and Support

Literacy skills

To assess a student's strengths and areas for improvement, we offer an enhanced screening service for Dyslexia and Dyscalculia - as well as other assessments to determine current levels in reading, comprehension, spelling and writing. These results are our baseline to begin multi-sensory support - or to inform schools with recommendations for inclusion at school.

 

As well as using a journal-approach to improve memory and learning - we also use a number of computerised programs to help improve spelling, vocabulary, punctuation, grammar, reading and basic maths skills.

 

Maths skills

Cognitive skills

A review of basic number skills can be completed, which provides a standardised result, giving useful information about your child's ability to use and understand numbers, highlighting strengths and areas for improvement.

A computerised screening program for Dyscalculia is also available.

 

We have access to a theory-based program for learning mathematics, which children use regularly to improve mental maths skills and understanding how the number system works.

 

 

Using higher-order thinking skills such as: analysing, evaluating and creating are very much encouraged in support sessions. 

 

Alongside improving their literacy and mathematics skills, children use technology and other methods to engage with critical thinking.

 

Observations are recorded for sharing with your child's school, if required.

 

 


 
Structured support

​(Available in Essex and internationally online.)

Children sometimes need that little bit of extra support to overcome barriers to their learning.  We can provide structured support, addressing the gaps in your child's knowledge - setting achievable, yet challenging targets, based on the gathered data from screenings, school reports and observations. 

 

We can provide out-of-school, or in-school support (subject to school approval). Alternatively, a copy of our detailed plan can be made available for your child's school for their individual planning.

 

Evidence is gathered using a variety of methods, depending on the age of your child, which can include: written work, Powerpoint presentations, games, annotated artwork and photographs. 

 

Support session* fee: £40.00 per hour (inclusive of all resources, materials and termly reports)

* Available locally or online (shared sessions are £35.00 per hour. Shared sessions are organised in school year groups with matched ability students.