Four Key Areas Determine Academic Success: Discover Where You Need to Focus!
The Hardy Learning Assessment Toolkit identifies gaps in the critical skills needed to excel in school.
Key Area #1: The actual foundation for learning is made up of Processing Skills that help the brain receive information, organize it, process it, and store it. These skills support the learning Skills in Key Area #2
Key Area #2: Learning Skills like attention, …. Give your child the ability to study and learn to be able to stay at grade level without needing extra help.
Key Area #3: Academic Skills need to be learned to stay at grade level each year and cumulatively give your child a complete ‘education’ so s/he is ready for adulthood
Key Area #4: Confidence both results from and is needed for successful learning. As confidence grows, your child becomes more willing to try, even when learning is difficult because it is also rewarding.
The Hardy Assessment Toolkit evaluates academic skills as well as underlying processing and learning skills like timing, cognitive, and executive functioning that create the foundation for learning successfully.
These underlying skills create the support needed for learning academic information quickly and easily. Gaps in processing and learning skills create gaps in academic skills that can lead to your child falling behind in class. Struggling to overcome the skill gaps, rather than concentrating on learning the material to stay at grade level, makes it hard for your child to stay caught up without extra help.
The Hardy Assessment Toolkit uses ‘zoom’ sessions with you and your child and combines that with questionnaires, assessments, tests, and with reports from school, psychologists, therapists, and other professionals from whom you’ve sought help to develop a complete picture of where your child is struggling.
The Hardy Learning Assessment uses this information to discover WHY your child has academic gaps and pinpoints the underlying processing skills that need to be strengthened, the learning skills that need to be developed, and the academic areas that need improvement for your child to learn easily.
Once the gaps are identified, we design a ‘blueprint’ plan to strengthen processing skills, learning skills, and academic skills so your child can start to improve at school and feel more confident. Strong skills and good self-confidence sets the path for lifelong success.
The formula for successful learning looks like this:
(PS + LS + AS)C = success
Processing Skills + Learning Skills + Academic Skills X Confidence = success