ADDvantages Provides You with a Professional Assessment

Schedule your Learning Evaluation/Consultation (Assessment)

The first step to easier independent learning, social, and behavioral success is scheduling an assessment.  To determine the right program, we need to get some information about how your child learns.   We gather this information by administering a professional cognitive skills assessment test at our center.

This allows us to identify specific mental processing skills weaknesses and then develop a program to target those weaknesses with a methodic series on processing (brain training) exercises. 

ADDvantages Learning Center’s assessment is the most cost efficient way of getting the results we need to help you or your loved become an independent learner.  We don’t overly test students and charge for unnecessary testing.  Most of our parents and adult students have “reams” of paper describing learning difficulties with recommendations that do not help one to become an independent learner, student, or adult. 

Why Assess?

Take into consideration a more precise approach to learning solutions, based on millions of dollars of research of the science of learning,  This approach goes beyond the realm of repetitive tutoring, 504 plans, IEP’s, and afterschool programs. The ADDvantages team goes beyond the of learning problems to find out and identify the causes of learning difficulties.  

  • Struggling children and adults who struggle to learn do so for a reason.  Processing deficits more often than not are the reason.   Some of these include poor instruction or motivation.   Research proves the number one reason is under-developed cognitive processing skills.  The NIH (the National Institute of Health) conducted a study spanning over 10 years concluding that among U.S. students and adults, over 80% of learning and reading problems are due to a cognitive issue.

  • Standardized. Our assessment tools are normed by age using over 6,000 diverse test results to meet  standardization certification requirements. Validity and reliability studies have also been completed. Unlike many individual ability tests, the subtests are explicitly designed to assess a student's abilities on many specific Cattell-Horn-Carroll "cognitive factors," not just a total score or a few factors.

  • Clear Purpose and Intention. Our assessment is used only as a tool to identify whether weak cognitive skills are likely be the cause of learning difficulties.  In most cases this is all the information we need to implement  a program to develop independent children and adults.  If you are seeking a medical diagnosis, you must obtain testing from a licensed physician or psychologist.

The purpose of the test results is not to diagnose or label.  It is intended to:

  • Indicate relative cognitive skill strengths and weaknesses.
  • Understand the reason/cause of a learning problem.
  • Compare change in cognitive skills over time (before and training).
  • Measure the effectiveness of skill intervention.
  • Determine the best intervention develop weaker processing.
  • Identify the core causes to improve reading, writing, spelling, organization, comprehension, social, and behavioral skills to achieve success.

Identification Leads to Achievement

Pinpoints the 70 known mental processing skills (grouped into 7 major skills). These skills are the foundation to fast, efficient learning and performance. 

  • Cognitive processing skills are not fixed and can be improved with mentally skills training exercises.  Below are explanations, affects if weak (how a skill weakness affects learning), and your subtest scores for the cognitive skills tested.
     

Meaures:

  • Processing Skill – Attention.   Weakness in attention affects listening, following directions, keeping up in conversations, ignoring distractions, thinking before acting, and trouble getting started.

  • Processing Speed.  Poor processing speed causes problems in reading, writing, math, problem solving, and slows down  rate of learning performance.

  • Working Memory.  Inefficient working memory causes problems with remembering names, telephone numbers, problem solving operations, following instructions, and retaining information while ‘using it.’

  • Long-Term Memory.  Weakness in long term memory results in retaining taught concepts, retrieving content for tests,recalling math facts, blending sounds in reading, recalling names and facts, and many more skills  required to learn independently.

  • Visual Processing. Weakness in visual processing often results in difficulty with rapid sound/symbol processing, copying, quickly naming "whole" words; reading slowly, and understanding information from graphics.

  • Auditory Processing.  Weakness in auditory processing often results in difficulty with phonics, sounding out words,  reading, spelling, listening, comprehension/language, and development of vocabulary.

  • Logic and Reasoning.  Weakness in logic and reasoning often results in difficulty with math, transfer and generalization of learning, trouble with rule-bound systems of reading/learning, being "slower” in new situations  involving change.

  • Word Attack. Weakness in word attack often results in not knowing sound-letter relationships to read and spell, affecting,  reading, fluidity (choppy reading) further impairing comprehension.

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