Our fully qualified specialist teacher Linda provides assessments for children who are experiencing difficulties with learning. She offers a range of screening tests to identify educational needs.
As a screening tool LASS provides invaluable information about the nature of a child's difficulties enabling a much more focused approach to in-depth assessment where necessary. As well as determining an appropriate interventions package.
Lucid LASS assesses:
Single word, sentence and non-word reading
Swiftly identifies children who require classroom intervention strategies to help them to learn effectively.
Recall assesses the fundamental working memory functions identified by leading international researchers including Professor Alan Baddeley.
Lucid Recall assesses:
Phonological loop – assessed by a word recall test
Visuo-spatial sketchpad – assessed by a pattern recall test
Central executive function – assessed by a counting recall test
and also measures the speed and efficiency of working memory (processing speed).
Cognitive Abilities Test (CAT4)
CAT4 is an assessment of developed abilities in areas known to make a difference to learning and achievement – namely verbal, non-verbal, quantitative and spatial reasoning – and it provides an objective perspective on potential student achievement. Importantly, CAT4 also provides indicators for national tests and examinations. CAT4 supports primary to secondary transition through the provision of retrospective Key Stage 2 indicators, 9-1 GCSE indicators and insights into students’ reasoning abilities. CAT4 scores can help you identify which students will need more general support in certain subjects. A student with a low quantitative score will be in need of more general support in numerical subjects, for example, or a student with a low verbal score will need more general support in language content-heavy subjects, and their relative weaknesses will be magnified by lost learning, making it even harder to catch up.
Verbal Reasoning – the ability to express ideas and reason through words is essential to subjects with a high language content, and the most obvious skill picked up by traditional assessment.
Non-verbal Reasoning – problem-solving using pictures and diagrams; skills which are important in a wide range of school subjects, including maths and science-based subjects.
Spatial Reasoning – the capacity to think and draw conclusions in three dimensions, needed for many STEM subjects, but not easily measured by other datasets.
Quantitative Reasoning – the ability to use numerical skills to solve problems, applicable well beyond mathematics