How can I help my struggling learner?
What do these test results mean?
How do I teach my struggling learner?
What curriculum should I use?
Many parents contact me and aren’t ready to do educational therapy, but need advice on how to help their struggling learner. Sometimes test results bring more confusion than answers. Whatever questions you have, our team can help! Consultations are one-time meetings.
We recognize that the learning process begins and continues with you the parent. We want to give you the tools to help your child be successful!
Executive Function Coaching
We use an evidence-based coaching model to help students with executive functioning issues. This is beneficial for students whose academic performance is struggling due to these issues, which can include: time and task management, planning, organization, impulse control, and emotional regulation.
Year-round guidance for families who need help choosing and implementing the curriculum. Not only do we work together to create a plan for the year, but we also help you stay on track.
Special Needs Academic Coaching
After diagnosis, we are there to help with the next steps. Does your child need an IEP? What is an IEP? We can help with personalized IEP goals, accommodations, and modifications, curriculum help, recommendations for grading, along with instructional strategies and visual aids.
Contact me for more information about these services!
Testing services provided:
Woodcock-Johnson® IV Assessment
This comprehensive test allows us to evaluate learning problems, prescribe individualized intervention and measure progress. The WJ IV emphasizes the identification of strengths and weaknesses in student thinking by providing comparisons between the student and other students the same age or in the same grade, as well as providing a way to measure progress over the course of intervention.
Test takes around 4 hours to administer and comes with a full report along with curriculum suggestions, at home activities, and helpful teaching tips. Also included is a conference to explain results.
Feifer Assessment of Reading
The FAR is a comprehensive assessment of reading and related processes that will help us determine the student’s specific subtype of reading impairment in order to make decisions about appropriate interventions. This test takes a neurodevelopmental approach to reading, which examines parts of the reading process such as phonemic awareness, fluency, decoding, and comprehension. It is based on the premise that treatments for reading disorders vary by dyslexic subtype, with four specific subtypes addressed: dysphonetic dyslexia, surface dyslexia, mixed dyslexia, and reading comprehension skills.
The test takes 2 hours to administer and comes with a computer-generated report.
Feifer Assessment of Math
The FAM is a comprehensive assessment of mathematics designed to examine the underlying neurodevelopmental processes that support the acquisition of proficient math skills. It is unique in that it helps you identify specific subtypes of dyscalculia to help inform intervention decision making. The test comprises 19 individual subtests measuring various aspects of math fact retrieval, numeric and spatial memory, perceptual estimation skills, linguistic math concepts, and core number sense development. Yields three index scores representing each dyscalculia subtype (Verbal Index, Procedural Index, and Semantic Index) as well as a Total Index score that represents total test performance.
The test takes one hour to administer and comes with a computer-generated report.
WJ and 1 test: $450
WJ and 2 tests: $550
FAM and FAR: $225
A report from WJ and FAR including a result that shows they are a struggling reader can be presented to Bookshare or Learning Ally to receive services. I can not commit that they will be accepted, but some parents using my testing services have successfully been accepted for these programs.
Contact me for available testing dates. Payments can be made in full or with a plan. Payments can be made with checks, cash, or the following apps: Zelle and Venmo.