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An assessment in special education, or psycho-educational assessment, is designed to determine a child’s learning strengths and challenges. It is generally used to screen for specific learning disabilities.
A test to determine a numerical representation of a child’s intellectual level, which represents his or her general cognitive ability
Intelligence testing is a method used by clinical psychologists to measure a child’s intellectual capabilities in several specific domains, as these are a good indication of a child’s cognitive abilities and academic potential.
A way of understanding child's capabilities in reading, writing, expression, perception, and communication
The educational assessment is done by trained Special Educators and involves a battery of tests:
Assessment FocusThe tests focus on determining the level of child's oral language which includes:
This assessment is done by Special Educators and involves the use of different kinds of games, teacher made worksheets and activities which center around the academic and non-academic areas of achievement.
For students in SSC schools, the SSC board mandates that testing be done at municipal hospitals in Mumbai. Ummeed will provide details about these hospitals so that families can navigate their systems better.
Sessions with a Special Educator
The Special Educator is not a tutor, but a person who works directly with the child using certain specific strategies or techniques pertaining to the area of difficulty
Customized plan of action
Each child has an Individualized Education Plan, a specially planned and systematically followed arrangement of teaching procedures and materials, accessible settings and other interventions
Special Educators actively involve parents and caregivers in making plans of action as well as therapy sessions to empower them to work with their child at home
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During the testing session, the child is asked to work on different subtests that focus on the child’s verbal comprehension, perceptual reasoning, working memory and processing speed.
The majority of children enjoy the testing session as it is an engaging process involving novel and fun tasks.