Basic Academic Evaluation
For students who have a previous assessment which clearly identifies the primary areas of concern, conducted within the past year, a basic evaluation will be conducted in conjunction with placement in individual or group sessions. This service is provided to parents who come to us with a clear understanding of their students’ needs, and know which services will be of benefit. This level of evaluation includes a parent interview, a review of prior evaluation data, and formal evaluation in specific academic areas. The formal assessment is used as a means of collecting baseline data and measuring progress, and may not include a complete written report.
Comprehensive Learning Needs Evaluation
A comprehensive learning needs evaluation provides families an opportunity to learn about a student’s individual profile of strengths and weaknesses. An evaluation begins with a consultation regarding a student’s learning process. Based on the information gathered, we will begin the formal assessment, which may include academic testing; parent, teacher, and student interview; classroom observation; measures of emotional and behavioral functioning, sensory processing, handwriting, and adaptive skills; and screenings of articulation, motor skills and social skills. A written report, along with specific recommendations for support and intervention, will be provided following the evaluation period.
Programming recommendations are developed from the basic or comprehensive evaluation. The goal of these recommendations are to support the student within his or her current educational setting, while improving the student’s ability to learn and closing gaps between the student’s ability and current level of achievement in academic areas. Therefore, the plan may include consultation with the student’s teacher on appropriate classroom instruction and accommodations, student participation in individual or small group instruction, student participation in enrichment programs, parent training, and/or evaluation and treatment with a specialist in another field. Instruction with our trained educators will be designed to improve academic skills such as reading fluency, reading comprehension, mathematic reasoning, writing, spelling, oral language comprehension, and expressive language. The programming recommendations to develop these skills may include participation in sessions using one or more of the following instructional programs:
- Lighthouse Reading Solution™
- The Visualizing and Verbalizing™ Program
- The Lindamood Phoneme Sequencing™ Program
- The Seeing Stars™ Program
- The Read Naturally™ Program
- The On Cloud Nine™ Math Program
- The Talkies™ Program
- Academic Tutoring
- Enrichment Sessions
- Play Groups/Social Skills Sessions
- Handwriting Without Tears™
- Keyboarding Skills
- Attention and Study Skills Sessions
Lighthouse Learning Solutions is NOT Lindamood-Bell Learning Processes nor is it affiliated with, certified, endorsed, licensed, monitored or sponsored by Lindamood-Bell, Nanci Bell, Phyllis Lindamood or Pat Lindamood. Lindamood-Bell – an international organization creating and and implementing unique instructional methods and programs for quality intervention to advance language and literacy skills – in no way endorses or monitors the services provided by Lighthouse Learning Solutions.