More about Assessment, Screening and Support

Literacy skills

To assess a student's strengths and areas for improvement, we offer screening for Dyslexia - 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 typing, spelling, vocabulary, punctuation, grammar and reading.

 

Finding more interesting ways to present their work allows children the freedom to express themselves - and prepares them for more advanced techniques and strategies for secondary school use.

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 can use model-making, art and investigation in science topics (as well as other topics of interest), to engage with critical thinking.

 

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

 

 


 

Structured support

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. 

 

A detailed plan is formulated stating resources and multi-sensory strategies to be used.  A copy of this can be made available for your child's school with regular updates at the end of each term - recording progress and showing new targets (based on collaborative consultation) for the next term. 

 

Evidence is gathered using a variety of methods which can include: written work, games, computerised presentations, annotated artwork and photographs. In our experience, children love to share the work they have produced at home with their parents and teacher!

 

Support session* fee: £30.00 per hour (inclusive of all resources, materials and termly reports)

* available subject to the distance from your home to our support location

E​mail: emmiesen@live.com
Call: 07931 611926 Based in Brentwood, Essex, UK

Emmie Trower

BA (Hons) Learning, Technology, Research

(Special Educational Needs)

PG CFPS Supporting Pupils with Specific Learning Difficulties - Dyslexia

SNAP Directory entry

 

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