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TESTING

THE EDUCATIONAL EVALUATION

Tests administered to students or adults by Educational Therapy Associates are standardized educational tests; all clinical tests used are reliable and valid. Results may be used for program planning at public schools, universities, and in the workplace. IQ or cognitive testing is not part of the educational test battery.

Educational testing includes tests of phonological skills or auditory processing, phonological or language-based memory skills, rapid automatic naming, receptive vocabulary, reading (including phonics skills, decoding real words and nonsense words, oral reading at the paragraph level, fluency, comprehension), spelling, writing skills (including sentence writing, paragraph writing, essay writing), math calculation, math reasoning, and math fluency.
For more information, please contact Educational Therapy Associates by email at lowellsusanc@gmail.com.

APPOINTMENTS

Two clinical appointments will be scheduled: the first for intake and testing and the second to receive and discuss the written clinical report. Intake includes information about the student’s medical and developmental history, educational history, and family history. Parents will be asked to bring the student’s school records and copies of any previous evaluations or testing to the first appointment. Parents will also be asked to fill out intake forms.

All information will be confidential. The final written report belongs to the parent or adult client and cannot be discussed or released by Educational Therapy Associates without signed written consent of the parent or adult client .

WRITTEN REPORT

The written report will include background information, clinical observations, test results, a diagnosis if appropriate, and specific recommendations for instruction and accommodations for school, workplace, and home.

For more information, please contact Educational Therapy Associates by email at lowellsusanc@gmail.com.

CONSULTATION AND REFERRAL

Educational Therapy Associates provides consultation appointments for parents who need professional help to review their child’s school records, previous testing, and other documentation. Program planning, recommendations for instructions and accommodations, and referral to other professionals, clinics, or organizations are often part of the consultation process.
For more information, please contact Educational Therapy Associates by email at lowellsusanc@gmail.com.

ADVOCACY

Educational Therapy Associates provides advocacy for parents and students who request help with program planning at school. After an evaluation or after consultation, parents can request further help with advocacy and school program planning. Ms. Lowell is available to attend school meetings with parents and other professionals to discuss results of the evaluation or consultation and to assist in educational program planning.

For more information, please contact Educational Therapy Associates by email at lowellsusanc@gmail.com.

TEACHER TRAINING

Susan C. Lowell  is an expert in dyslexia and reading disorders and she has been a speaker, symposium chair, and keynote speaker at national and international conferences. Ms. Lowell provides consultation in literacy on site at U.S. and international schools.

Ms. Lowell teaches graduate level courses on reading research and assessment of reading disorders at Simmons College in the graduate level program, Language and Literacy www.simmons.edu and works as an adjunct instructor with Buffalo State University, (SUNY) State University of New York’s M.A. program for teachers in the American International schools. The SUNY course, Teaching Reading in the International Schools, is typically taught on site at the international schools. Information about the international teacher’s M.A. program is available on the web at www.buffalostate.edu. Ms. Lowell provides international workshops and international school consultations in research-based reading instruction and literacy and serves as an Associate to the Advisory Committee on Exceptional Children of the Office of Overseas Schools of the U.S. Department of State.

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