A skilled educational therapist will do more than just answer questions and do problems with your child. We specialize in providing diagnostic and prescriptive tutorial plans for each student, but we know that effective tutoring and advocacy begins with an accurate assessment of their present levels.
We offer a variety of formal and informal assessments approved by the Department of Education, and each session includes a customized report to measure the student’s instructional levels and academic gains based on state and national objectives and standards.
The assessment will clearly show a beginning baseline, and on-going assessments during a tutoring program will identify what the student has successfully attained or potential problems in processing or retainment issues. This customized report will also show the student’s areas of weakness and provide suggested learning objectives.
Assessment packages include testing for reading, mathematics, language, motor, emotional, behavioral, or cognitive levels and are chosen based upon the student’s need and/or parent concern. We offer the following assessment programs:
- The Kaufman Test of Educational Achievement-3 (KTEA-3) is norm-referenced, standard assessment, measuring such areas as math, reading, written language, and oral language. The KTEA-3 covers all achievement standards for IDEA, Reading First, and NCTM.
- AIMSWeb Plus is an assessment tool which provides a baseline in the areas of reading and math. It is standard-aligned and screens progress for students in grades K-12. AIMSWeb is used weekly to progress monitor.
- The CORE Phonics Survey is an informal assessment which assesses phonics skills. As a diagnostic tool, it can be used to indicate whether a student requires implicit instruction in phonics. It can also be utilized as a tool to track progress.
- The Shaywitz Dyslexia Screen is an efficient, reliable, and user-friendly dyslexia screening tool for K‐3 students who may be at risk for dyslexia.
- The Gilliam Autism Rating Scale-3 (GARS-3) assists teachers, parents, and clinicians in identifying autism in individuals and estimating its severity. The GARS-3 yields standard scores, percentile ranks, severity level, and a probability of Autism.
These research-based assessment programs allow us – NEAT Services, the child, parents, educators, and administrators – to accurately measure placement levels and provide recommendations for the best ways to meet a child’s unique needs. In addition, pre- and post-tutoring assessments provide comprehensive tools for advocating for service levels in the schools.