Educational Services at Carolina Therapy Connection
Carolina Therapy Connection is excited to partner with Becky Taylor, educational specialist with over 40 years of experience, to now offer comprehensive educational services!
Comprehensive Academic Assessment
A comprehensive academic assessment encompasses the following services:
Initial Educational Consultation (~1 hour)
An initial education consultation is scheduled with our Educational Specialist and the child’s family/caregivers. It is during this meeting when the family has a chance to express their specific concerns and we gain a better perspective of the child’s assessment needs. A plan of action is discussed and implemented.
Educational Assessment of Academic Achievement (~2 hours)
The student is seen by our Educational Specialist and it during this time when we conduct a comprehensive evaluation to determine the student’s academic level of functioning in reading, math, writing, and language. Specific tests will be selected based on each student’s individual needs. The assessment process includes the administration of standardized and criterion-referenced tests, inventories, checklists, and observation. The comprehensive assessment will be personalized based on age, grade, and needs of the student (refer to our FAQ’s below, for a detailed outline of the educational assessment of academic achievement).
Development of a written report
The written evaluation report will include details of the standardized evaluation scores, data collected during the educational assessment, interpretation of scores, outline of the child’s skill levels (academic strengths and limitations), and planned interventions with individualized goals based on the child’s needs.
Follow-up consultation (~1 hour)
A follow-up consultation will be scheduled with the family/caregivers to discuss the results from the educational assessment. During this consultation, the educational specialist, along with the family/caregivers will discuss a plan to address the child’s specific educational needs.
Total cost of the Comprehensive Educational Assessment: $325
With over 40 years of experience in education, including special education, learning disabilities, behavioral emotional disorders, student motivation, reluctant learners and more, our Educational Specialist can provide solution-based services to fit the needs of each student. These include (but not limited to):
Parental guidance and counseling to address educational concerns
Analysis of student reports/evaluations
Assistance and support in developing a positive relationship with child’s teacher
Working with students on specific social-emotional behaviors
Q: Who would benefit from an Educational Assessment of Academic Achievement?
A: Reaching a decision to have an educational assessment typically comes after a period of struggle, distress, and various strategies to help improve the educational process. This assessment is an important step to help a student achieve success and for a parent to better understand how to address areas of concern. Results of this testing will address:
- Academic achievement
- Academic levels of functioning in:
- Written expression
- Academic readiness
- Academic potential
- Learning style
- Attention difficulties
- Communication skills
Results from this comprehensive assessment will provide important information in developing a plan of remediation.
Q: What is involved in an Educational Assessment?
A: Educational evaluations are comprised of informal assessments, standardized tests, evaluator observation, criteria-referenced tests, checklists and interviews. Test scores are analyzed to better understand the student’s areas of learning strengths and needs. The evaluation will include specific recommendations to address what is going on with the student.
Q: What happens after the Educational Assessment?
A: Once the comprehensive Educational Assessment is completed, an appointment will be scheduled with the parent to meet with our Educational Specialist. This follow-up conference will include a summary of the results and recommendations going forward to help the student achieve their greatest potential.
Q: What information can I gain from an Educational Consultation?
A: Consultation and review can be very useful in determining the next best step to address educational problems. Oftentimes, there is a complexity of learning challenges (attention, behavior, speech/language, social interactions, academic) that need to be addressed. Often, a parent has questions about response and services provided by the school; needing to accurately know the areas of academic strengths and weaknesses; or the implementation of services.
Q: How do I get started with the Educational Assessment process?
A: Getting started is easy! Contact us through our website or call our clinic at 252-341-9944 to connect with our staff. We will schedule an appointment to meet with our Educational Specialist.