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How can clinical assessments help?

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At Pearson, we’re passionate about supporting students with their learning.
We believe that promoting wellbeing makes a dramatic, positive impact on learning.

Not all students learn at the same pace or in the same way. In fact, research tells us up to 30 percent of students are struggling with their school work – that’s roughly one in three students!

Students with minor learning struggles are often referred directly to a clinician without trying a classroom intervention first. Meanwhile, the child still struggles at school, and the gap in their learning gets wider, and wider and wider.

So how can clinical assessments help bridge the learning gap?

Pearson Clinical offers a range of standardised assessments that qualified special education professionals can use to help​ identify areas where students are struggling the most.

There’s also a simple approach called Response to Intervention, or RTI for short which can help schools spot struggling students early on and use targeted teaching to help them catch up.

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Where do you start?

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Unlock a child’s learning potential with clinical assessments

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Our reliable, norm-referenced clinical assessments will help you:

  • evaluate learning difficulties
  • guide you towards creating the right intervention strategies or differentiated instruction

The assessment results and data are also helpful for the support team at your school. And if the student ends up needing a referral to a ​Psychologist, Speech Pathologist or Occupational Therapist,​ the results may help guide them in their assessment approach.

So, where do you start? Here are 3 key tools available to qualified special educators.

 

Assess language skills and comprehension with CELF-5 A&NZ Screener
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Assess academic achievement
with WRAT-5


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Assess and teach social & emotional skills with SSIS-SEL


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A quick screening test to help you determine language difficulties including screen morphology (grammar), syntax (sentence construction), semantics (vocabulary) and pragmatics (social) skills. An accurate and easy-to-use assessment to help identify possible learning difficulties. Measure and monitor fundamental reading, spelling, and maths skills. Giving students the foundation they need to be successful. SSIS-SEL assesses key social skills and integrates the assessments with an aligned, evidence-based intervention

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Response To Intervention (RTI)

There’s a simple approach that can help.

It’s called Response to Intervention, or RTI for short. RTI can help schools spot struggling students early on and use targeted teaching to help them catch up.

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Pearson Clinical consultants provide free webinars for professionals working in the areas of Special Education, Psychology, Speech Pathology, Occupational Therapy and Special Education.

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Articles

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Late bloomers: Could it be a language disorder or intellectual disability?

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Differentiated teaching - supporting learning for students of all abilities

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Social & emotional learning
- the 5 key skills

Read on to learn more about the difference between intellectual disabilities and language disorders, and what you can do if you suspect a child needs professional help. Finding a way to teach different students may be a challenge. Differentiated teaching starts with getting to know your students – Learn more! If we expect students to be ready for life after school, then classroom instruction must centre on the following social and emotional skills.

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