Adena offers psychoeducational, neuropsychological, and academic testing to help parents understand how their child learns, to determine their child's learning strengths and weaknesses, and to identify reasons why their child may be struggling in math. Adena develops a specialized test battery for each child, which may take the form of targeted testing, an academic mathematics assessment, or a comprehensive psychoeducational assessment.
Academic Math Testing Using a combination of formal and informal measures, Adena assesses students math skills with regard to conceptual understanding, procedural/calculation skills, problem solving abilities. These data can help to identify areas which may require remediation.
Psychoeducational Assessment A comprehensive psychoeducational evaluation includes formal testing, classroom observations, interviews with parents and teachers, and a review of available educational records such as report cards and past test scores. Through testing, families may learn more about their child's functioning in the following areas:
Cognitive abilities -- How your child thinks and reasons both verbally and spatially
Neuropsychological processing -- How your child's brain processes information related to learning (e.g., auditory processing, visual processing, executive functioning)
Mathematics skills -- How your child performs on rote and higher-level tasks in math
Social-emotional functioning -- How your child views him/herself as learner, how your child experiences learning emotionally
The results of an evaluation can be used to understand how your child thinks and learns, and to identify ways that parents and teachers can support their student’s learning, development, and school success.