Assessment Services

“Assessing your child is an important decision and the Stellar Learning Assessment Services will assist in determining whether or not an evaluation is appropriate in order to answer the questions parents, the school or referring professionals may have.”

Overview

We provide a variety of psychological and educational testing services. We offer a free consultation to help you determine which type of assessment best suits your needs. Assessing your child is an important decision and the Stellar Learning Assessment Services will assist in determining whether or not an evaluation is appropriate in order to answer the questions parents, the school or referring professionals may have.

All assessments are conducted by trained educational psychologists who have extensive experience working with children in schools and in private clinical practice. Supplementary educational services are best employed when guided by the findings from assessments done well.

Assessment appointments at the Stellar Learning Center can be arranged within 10 business days. Your student’s comprehensive report and a review session with a Stellar Learning assessment professional will follow within three weeks after completion of testing.

The assessment process typically includes a parent interview, parent and teacher questionnaires, one or more testing sessions, as well as a review session with parents to discuss test results and recommendations.

Compass Rose Screening Assessment: This screening is our recommended battery of tests to help families and their service providers accurately address the unique talents of each child, based upon the need to identify both cognitive, achievement and social and emotional strengths or gaps. Upon completion of our screening, we are much more able to recommend a program of service, some of which could be accomplished at home or school, whereas others could be best achieved in a learning center such as ours. Whatever the outcome, the screening assessment provides families a valuable True North for their child’s educational development.

IQ and Achievement testing: This includes an IQ test and Achievement test, which will provide in-depth information on several factors of intelligence (such as factual knowledge, working memory, abstract reasoning, visual-spatial abilities, and common sense), academic strengths and weaknesses, mastery of specific subjects, and the likely presence of a learning gift or learning disability. This allows for a personalized track of services and recommendations.

Subject Assessment: This includes an IQ screener (WASI-2 or RIAS-2) and focus on a particular academic area, such as reading, writing or math.

Educational Assessment: Comprehensive assessment in all academic areas: Oral Language, Reading, Math, and Writing.

Readiness for School (entering Kindergarten): A three hour assessment and screening tool that identifies strengths and potential barriers to learning in several major areas: cognitive/academic, attention/hyperactivity, and social/emotional development.

Comprehensive Assessment: The most comprehensive battery of tests and commonly used to identify learning gifts, possible improvement areas, gaps or even disabilities. This includes an IQ and Achievement battery. ADHD testing is also done to assess for the possibilities of attention problems. Clinical interviewing and behavioral rating scales are also used to rule out the influence of depression, anxiety, and other mental health conditions on educational abilities and performance. We conduct a comprehensive review of the child’s medical history, developmental milestones and academic history to identify any previously known conditions that might be affecting educational abilities and performance.

FAQ:

How are assessment results used? When we assess your child, his or her evaluation results are your personal property (this is not true when your child is tested by a school district).  With very rare exceptions, results are confidential and cannot be shared without your expressed written consent.

Our job is to answer your referral questions. Results may:

  • Confirm or clarify a diagnosis
  • Quantify levels of functioning in various areas
  • Facilitate educational planning
  • Document changes in functioning since prior examinations
  • Reveal compensatory strategies
  • Be used to make treatment recommendations
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