Screening and Structured Support
Formative assessment is a first step in helping to decide where attention needs to be directed.
All assessment materials used have been developed and endorsed by professionals in the field of educational psychology.
Reports are concise and presented in an easy-to-read format.
Assessments are available for Dyslexia, Dyscalculia, general maths difficulties, working memory, spelling, reading and handwriting.
Part of the assessment is conducted using software which can also be used to monitor progress.
Working with schools
Following any screening process, a copy of the report is made available to you within two weeks. The results can be used by the school to prepare Individual Education Plans and to structure additional intervention at home, if required.
We are available to work on our parents' behalf in schools and currently work in several schools in the Essex area.
If extra support outisde of the school day is required, we can share targets and progress with your child's teacher and/or the school Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator to work collaboratively, enabling steady progress.
Working alongside the school is important to help monitor progress and provide evidence - should an EHC Plan be required at some stage.
Different ways of learning
Multi-sensory learning should expose children to learning using as many of the senses as possible. This could mean using their bodies when learning to spell, using art to investigate the meaning of words, or even using clockwork toys to learn aspects of data handling!
Learning should be fun!
Bringing back the smiles...
Children are always happier when they can feel we care about their learning. They are given concise targets, clear explanations and collect reward points for their efforts - praise is very important!
Progress charts are available for parents and can be shared with your school at the end of each term, stating completed targets and new SMART targets to be set - using clear assessment criteria.