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Learning Lab Assessments

The Assessment Process

The Learning Lab at South Bay Christian School, operated by Mr. David Garcia, uses the following assessment tools to determine specific blocks to learning. By indentifying these blocks and addressing them, students can find their way to optimal learning.  We use a snapshot or comprehensive evaluation.  The snapshot approach is an inital survey that will determine areas, if any, of further needed evaluation. If the students academic struggles are significant, the comprehensive evaluation will provide more detailed information. 

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Sensory Processing Assessments measure the strengths and weaknesses of a student’s processing and learning development. The assessments are followed by a scheduled consultation with David Garcia to review the results.  These results are then used to design a personalized training program that will target your child’s specific needs. 

The Test of Variables Attention (TOVA) is a computerized performance assessment that measures attention, impulsivity, processing speed and consistency compared to others of the same age and gender.  The TOVA measures both visual and auditory performance.  This test does not make a diagnosis of ADD/ADHD, but rather measures certain aspects of visual and auditory performance.   

The Binocular Vision Assessment is a computerized test that does not assess the subject’s eyesight, but rather measures the individual’s vision(how the eyes coordinate and work together, track and target a line of print, and adjust focus). 

The SCAN-3 is a test that is used to identify any possible auditory processing disorders. It evaluates the student’s listening accuracy, and the ability to filter out background noise while assessing the maturity and integration of the student’s auditory system. 

The Test of Auditory-Perceptual Skills is comprised of individual auditory language tests that are needed to assess the specific areas of phonological skills, auditory working memory, and auditory comprehension/reasoning. 

The Quick Neurological Screening Test is an assessment that determines how a person monitors and integrates sensory information from visual, tactile, auditory, and proprioceptive or kinesthetic sources.  

The Listening Inventory is a behavioral observation completed by parents and teachers to assess the following areas:

  • Linguistic organization
  • Decoding/language mechanics
  • Attention/organization
  • Sensory/motor
  • Social/behavioral
  • Auditory processes

The Swanson, Nolan and Pelham Questionnaire (SNAP) is a behavioral rating scale to identify ADD/ADHD (Attention Deficit Disorder/Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder) as well as Oppositional Defiant Disorder (ODD).