Special Needs Services and Gifted Students
Our team of professionals offers services that cater for children experiencing difficulties ranging from problems with concentration, language and communication, perception, writing, reading, mathematics, and maladaptive social and emotional behavior.
We offer formal testing of intellect (IQ) and achievement testing as well as skills training on creative thinking, leadership, social skills, and problem solving. We often work with schools in order to facilitate the appropriate learning and developmental environments for the student, develop enrichment programs, employ techniques such as speeding up (placing the student in the proper grade level), and devise individualized educational programs.
Development of psycho-educational reports
We offer thorough assessments and reports for children who may be having difficulties at school or children who are doing “too” well and subsequently getting bored in class. We assess children’s cognitive, academic, memory, and attention strengths and weaknesses. Our aim is to provide a thorough assessment which takes into account information from a number of sources and considers different explanations for child’s standing. We aim to make recommendations that will assist children and their families to do the best they can do. We ask families and schools to give us feedback on the assessments and reports and try to use this information to improve our service .
Assessment of cognitive abilities
We carry out curriculum-based assessments, assess attention and memory, perceptual abilities, learning difficulties such as dyslexia, voice disorders, speech and language delays, and achievement assessments. Some of the assessments and treatments we offer include, but are not limited to:
- Test of Variables of Attention (T.O.V.A.) to screen for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).
- Tinsley House Treatment (THT) for children previously diagnosed with ADHD, Dyslexia, Dyspraxia, ADD, OCD, & Tourette’s syndrome of childhood.
- The Auditory Analysis Test (AAT) is an auditory perception test used for children
- Wide Range Achievement Test-Revision-4 (WRAT-4) to measure academic skills such as math skills, spelling, comprehension, & reading
- The Gray Oral Reading test (GORT-5) to determine certain reading disabilities/difficulties by measuring fluency & comprehension
- Binocular Vision Assessments to treat & diagnose specific Binocular Vision disorders
- Irlen Reading Perceptual Scale (IRPS) to measure the level of visual perceptual difficulty and/or discomfort when looking at black patterns & text on a white background.
Home School Plan
We help parents develop, implement, monitor and re-evaluate homeschool plans under the supervision of our specialists. Parents hoping to provide quality education for their children in an affordable, religiously, and morally aligned manner may be interested in such services.
Individual Education Plan
We prepare a full Individual Education Plan (IEP), taking into consideration student’s behavior, personality and preferred learning style, life skills, social skills and coping mechanisms.