The most critical question a parent will ask during tutoring
is, "How will I know that my child is making progress?"
before, during, and at the end of therapy is the best answer
I could come up with!
In my private practice
I work with clients on a one-to-one basis. I use a combination of
norm-referenced, valid, reliable tests, as well as
criterion-referenced measures to assess
initial client needs as well as to measure progress over time.
An initial session will include assessment using some or all of the following
assessment in the areas of blending, segmenting, phoneme manipulation and code
- The Woodcock
Reading Mastery Tests-Revised/Normative Update (WRMT-R/NU)
- The Gray Oral
Reading Test-4th Edition (GORT-4).
The Phono-Graphix and
WRMT-R assessments provide information regarding decoding skills. The WRMT-R
and GORT are valuable for assessing comprehension and fluency.
Based upon the results
of these assessments, I discuss treatment plan options with clients and/or their
parents. Additionally, different forms of these measures can be used to
retest and measure progress when necessary. I
recommend retesting after every 12 hours of therapy.