Learn About How Your Child Learns

Consider that no two people are alike. That means that every student will have his or her own unique cognitive skills and strengths. Since cognitive skills identify how a student learns best, it’s vital to know what cognitive strengths and weaknesses your child has when it comes to learning. Unfortunately, most schools never test cognitive skills, so parents and students are often in the dark as to how to best help their students to succeed academically.

So how do you go about discovering how your child best grasps and retains new material they are being taught?

Our partnership with Mindprint Learning, gives families insight about students’ reasoning, memory, speed and executive functioning skills, including attention. Mindprint evaluation gives families information about students’ learning strengths and needs, helping them to maximize their strengths while supporting weaknesses.  This assessment is a valuable tool to help parents and students take a step back from the daily rituals of reading, writing and arithmetic. Set aside the stresses of studying and standardized testing so we can start to understand the process of learning.

  • How does my child process and remember new information?

  • Why does she get such good grades but bomb the standardized tests?

  • I don’t think he has learning issues, but how can he do better in school?

Mindprint Learning provides precisely that type of assessment.  It is essentially a blueprint of how a child learns best. Mindprint was developed at the University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine.  Students take a one-hour online cognitive assessment test at our center. Few days after completion of the test, detailed assessment provides insight into a student’s learning profile:

  • Abstract Reasoning (ability to interpret non-verbal information, such as numbers, shapes, and patterns)

  • Attention (student’s ability to sustain focus, irrespective of level of interest in the task)

  • Flexible Thinking (how well a student can receive feedback and adapt to new instructions)

  • Processing Speed (how fast a student grasps and responds to new information)

  • Spatial Perception (student’s ability to understand how objects relate in space)

  • Verbal Memory (ability to remember and recall language-based information over time)

  • Verbal Reasoning (ability to interpret language-based tasks)

  • Visual Memory (student’s ability to remember and recall objects and pictures over time)

  • Visual Motor Speed (how quickly a student’s eyes and hands work together)

  • Working Memory (student’s ability to mentally juggle multiple pieces of information for a short time)

Through assessing and evaluating these strengths, Mindprint helps to identify areas where students are especially strong or gifted and any challenges to learning they may have. This way parents and tutors can best support students in their learning efforts.  In addition to providing the revealing results of the Mindprint cognitive test, recommendations for how to best take tests in school, how to best complete homework, and how to best engage the student are provided.

Mindprint Assessment at $90