School Readiness Test (SRT)

The School Readiness Test (SRT) can be administered at the end of kindergarten or before the third full week of first grade.

It is NOT recommended for students that are repeating first grade.
(If this applies to your child, please contact us).

Ten skills are assessed in the SRT:

1. Letter/Word Recognition – measures knowledge of alphabet and sight words.
2. Phonemic Awareness – assesses whether a child is able to hear, identify, and manipulate phonemes by focusing on beginning, middle, and end sounds (as well as rhymes and blending).
3. Phonics – word decoding and sentence conventions.
4. Listening Comprehension – measures oral comprehension and interpretation skills.
5. Vocabulary – test of definitions of common words, homographs, opposites, and inflections.
6. Reading Comprehension – children are solicited a response to passages read aloud.
7. Developmental Spelling Ability – helps predict end-of-first-grade reading performance.
8. Optional – Handwriting Assessment – copying of letters, numerals, or shapes – a measure of visual-motor skills and indicates readiness for instruction in handwriting.
9. Numbers and Operations – samples knowledge of number meaning, numeral recognition, numerical order, one-to-one correspondence, and simple word problems.
10. Measurement – ability to measure time, length, weight, and money.
11. Geometric Concepts – knowledge of shapes, fractions, and patterns.

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Kindergarten Readiness Inventory (KRI) Parent Edition

Readiness skills are required for any kind of learning. The Kindergarten Readiness Inventory (KRI) Parent Edition is intended to assist in determining a student’s readiness for beginning kindergarten.

The KRI is to be administered upon completion of preschool and was developed for home use only. This inventory was created as a tool for parents to be used in conjunction with other information about the child’s developmental level.

The following six readiness skills are measured:

1. Vocabulary – identifying pictures that correspond to words that are read aloud – a necessary skill for a child to comprehend the meaning of words that are read.
2. Identifying Letters – measures child knowledge of lower-case letters acquired without formal instruction – a skill that is a prerequisite for word recognition.
3. Visual Discrimination – using numerals, letters, and geometric designs.
4. Phonemic Awareness – determines child readiness for reading instruction.
5. Comprehension and Interpretation – measures more than vocabulary knowledge – child is required to use oral comprehension and interpretation skills.
6. Mathematical Knowledge – samples knowledge of number meaning, numeral recognition, numerical order, and one-to-one correspondence.

We are here to help train you in using and interpreting the KRI. You are not alone. Please don’t hesitate to reach out for assistance and guidance!!

Kindergarten Readiness Test (KRT)

The Kindergarten Readiness Test (KRT) is intended to assist in determining a student’s readiness for beginning kindergarten.

The following eight readiness skills are assessed in the KRT:

1. Letter Recognition – measures student knowledge of the alphabet. This skill is a building block for reading readiness.
2. Visual Discrimination – discriminating using numerals, letters, and geometric designs.
3. Phonemic Awareness – assesses whether or not children are able to hear and identify phonemes by focusing on beginning sounds and rhymes.
4. Listening Comprehension – measures oral comprehension and interpretation skills.
5. Vocabulary – definitions of common words.
6. Numbers and Operations – knowledge of number meaning, numeral recognition, numerical order, and one-to-one correspondence.
7. Measurement – ability to measure length and use of picture graphs.
8. Geometric Concepts – knowledge of shapes.

If you are preparing to enroll your child in Kindergarten and are concerned about any of the aforementioned readiness skills, please don’t hesitate to reach out. These skills are very important and early identification/treatment is one of the best ways to support your early learner!

Preschool Progress Screening (PPS)

The Preschool Progress Screening (PPS) is a brief developmental inventory for children aged 3-5 years. It is designed to report on developmental milestones, drive classroom instruction, and to preliminarily identify children who may be in need of additional support or services.

The PPS covers a sampling of skills in three central areas of development:

1. Language – body part recognition, name/letter recognition, following two/three step directions, and verbal reasoning/analogies.
2. Concepts – color recognition, shape recognition, patterns, sorting, and counting blocks.
3. Motor Skills – block tower, book handling skills, and gross motor/balance.

This screener often takes approximately 20 minutes or less to administer, although there is no formal time limit for each activity.

Whether you’re sure or unsure if your child would benefit from this screener, it’s always a good thing to get a second opinion, especially from a professional. Call today to schedule a FREE 15-minute consultation!

House-Tree-Person (H-T-P)

The House-Tree-Person (H-T-P) test is a projective test that is designed to measure aspects of a person’s personality. It can be administered to children, adolescents, and adults, ages 3 and up. H-T-P is also sometimes used as part of an assessment of brain damage or overall neurological functioning.

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Marriage Satisfaction Inventory, Revised (MSI-R)

Feeling unsure about your relationship? Curious to learn more?

The revised edition of the Marital Satisfaction Inventory (MSI-R) assesses the nature and extent of conflict within a marriage or relationship.

According to the PAR (Psychological Assessment Resources) website, the MSI-R is considered as an excellent resource to be used at the beginning of marital therapy to guide subsequent treatment, as it helps couples communicate hard-to-express feelings.
The MSI-R is also useful for premarital counseling and for use with separated couples attempting reconciliation.

This assessment helps you identify relationship issues that may be contributing to individual or family problems, including depression, substance abuse, and trouble with children or adolescents.

Scores for both partners can be plotted on a single profile/answer form. The profile highlights the primary concerns of each partner, clearly indicating differences in their perceptions of the relationship.

Normative data were collected from 2,040 people (1,020 intact couples) whose demographics approximated the U.S. population in regard to geographic region, education, and ethnicity; gender-specific norms are provided.

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