Assessment options, for detailed description see below
1. Math interview and screening for dyscalculia is a short assessment focusing on mathematics when other information is already available and costs $300.
2. In depth assessment of math and dyscalculia is the most commonly used option and measures Number Sense, math level, gaps and other abilities important for learning math and costs $425.
3. Evaluation for learning differences measures mental development, general abilities related to learning and focuses on the common LD’s dyslexia, dysgraphia, dyscalculia or combination. It costs $575.
4. Distance consultation
1. Math interview and screening for dyscalculia
A structured Math interview and a screening using several instruments will give you insight about the Number Sense and overall achievement level of a student, gaps in specific topics, and the necessity of intervention. It does not include an in depth measurement of general mental development (IQ), so it can be done in addition to a recent educational evaluation in which that was included. Depending on the age of the child it takes approximately two hours. It is best to do this one on one, but if traveling is an issue, we might be able to set it up as a skype session. The report about the Math interview and screening for dyscalculia will include suggestions for intervention, will usually take a week and costs $300.
2. In depth assessment of math and dyscalculia
For an in depth assessment of math and dyscalculia we will work with your child for several hours to half a day. The evaluation will focus both on Number Sense and on the overall achievement level in math, listing any gaps in particular mathematical areas that need to be addressed. It can lead to the identification of a Specific Learning Disorder in Math (Math LD) or dyscalculia. The results of the assessment will be described in a detailed report including a plan for intervention, taking into account personal learning style of the student. A follow up contact to answer parents’/caregivers’ questions and go over the results and suggestions for intervention is included. The report and plan for intervention will take on average a week to ten days and costs $425.
3. Evaluation for learning differences
For a complete evaluation for learning differences we will work with a student on two separate sessions, either on the same day or two separate days and may also include error analysis of recent school work and parent’s and teacher’s questionnaires. The evaluation will measure general mental development (IQ), visual-spatial abilities, memory and learning, and the achievement levels in math and reading. It will include a screening for dyslexia, dysgraphia, and dyscalculia. In depth evaluation of math will list the gaps in particular mathematical topics that need attention. The evaluation may lead to the identification of a Specific Learning Disorder, in one or more of the following areas: Language Arts/dyslexia and/or Mathematics (Math LD)/dyscalculia. If possible, subtyping of the dyscalculia can more specifically guide the choice of intervention. The information will cumulate in a detailed report and plan for intervention, taking into account your student’s strengths and weaknesses. A follow up contact to answer parents’/caregivers’ questions and to go over the results and options for intervention is included. The report and plan for intervention will take on average a week to ten days and costs $575.
4. Distance Consultation
Meeting in person is to be prefered, but when distance is an issue we can work with emailed documents. In addition to doing an initial error analysis on recent math school work, we can review your student’s school grades, tutor comments, and test results to give you suggestions about how to help your student, either with an additional curriculum, manipulatives (math tools), games, and/or online educational programs to work with your student yourself or to share with your tutor. Depending on the amount of information to review and the extent of the suggestions the price will vary between $75 and $125
It is best to do assessments one on one, but if traveling is an issue, we might be able to set up a limited assessment as a skype session.