Due to Covid the Non-Diagnostic Assessment
fee has been reduced until further notice.
Jo assesses Primary children throughout the calendar year
from her home; or if arranged by the SENDCo she will go
into schools with her mobile service during the academic year.
An initial conversation by phone, email or in person.
A completed confidential Family Questionnaire by a parent or guardian.
A completed confidential School Questionnaire by the former/current child's teacher or school.
A signed 'Letter of Agreement' and payment in order to secure booking.
The Non-Diagnostic Assessment needs continual observations for the duration of the 2-hours, it is hands-on and very interactive so it is not suitable to be administered online.
The fee includes: reviewing completed family and school questionnaires, analysing formal reports, designing tailor-made tests and preparations, the 2-hour Non-diagnostic Assessment covering approximately 20+ tests, evaluating test results and notes and constructing single pages of Test Scores & a Summary Report.
Tests cover: reading, reading comprehension, writing, spelling, handwriting, phonological awareness, verbal, aural, working & short-term memory, number and place value, number facts, addition and subtraction & multiplication and division.
In order to start the assessment process, Jo needs:
The fundamental thing to consider when choosing an assessment is how will the results specifically help a teacher to teach and a child to learn.
A Non-Diagnostic Assessment & Summary Report
Post assessment, a child's Summary Report is specifically designed to be handed over to a school's SEN Department; Primary Teachers; internal Specialist Teachers; qualified SEN TAs or via the parent to an external Specialist Teachers in order for them to plan and teach the micro-gaps found missing in their learning journey.
The Summary Report can support an Individual Education Plan or IEP. It is a school-based document which records, tracks and reviews the support a child with special educational needs receives in school. An IEP is normally reviewed at the end of each school term. All children with a Statement of Special Educational Needs must have an IEP. Following the introduction of the Children and Families Act 2014, children without a Statement are not required to have an IEP, but schools do still use them.
A Non-Diagnostic Assessment and/or a 6-hour Teaching Programme.
Subject to availability during the holidays, Jo administers Non-Diagnostic Assessments from her home. Subject to availability, Jo can also provide a 1:1 personalised multi-sensory teaching programme to meet the specific needs of your child in the holidays. What is taught is dictated purely by the child's assessment results and not by their current syllabus. Teaching cannot take place without the initial Non-Diagnostic Assessment. For this reason, the sole purpose of the Summary Report is to create a Teaching Programme and it will only be shared with a parent if deemed necessary.