Diagnostic Assessments and Interventions
Helmy follows closely the current research studies on dyscalculia and math learning difficulties and is familiar with the latest academic articles and books on this topic. She selects the best intervention programs and materials available, while following the math curriculum in the respective schools.
Individual sessions are designed to the needs of the student and are suitable for students in Kindergarten, primary and secondary school students as well as private school students and students attending International Schools in Singapore who encounter difficulties in learning mathematics.
The main focus during the sessions is working on the understanding of math concepts, whereby current processing and problem-solving strategies will be analyzed and corrected or improved. Based upon age and topic, the sessions will be adapted to the individual learner and his/her current level of understanding. Domain examples: number sense, number concepts, arithmetic, place value, fractions, time, decimals, percentages, algebra etc. Concrete materials and a variety of resources will be used to enhance the individual’s understanding of math concepts, increase number sense and apply their knowledge efficiently. Foundations skills need to be mastered or improved prior to learning more complex word problem sums. Math games are implemented to develop a positive attitude, reinforce math concepts and have fun with math.
Educational Therapy may focus as well on developing underlying skills such as memory, attention, metacognition, processing speed, study skills and time management which are equally important. Topics will be divided into smaller components, whereby the learner can more easily experience success and gain more confidence in mathematics. Early intervention is crucial for all students with math difficulties to improve their learning, reduce their math anxiety and frustrations and enhance their performances.
Prior to the intervention, a diagnostic math assessment is recommended in order to determine the underlying difficulties in mathematics and to determine strengths and weaknesses. In addition, math anxiety will be assessed, whereby the goal is to identify NAT and its causes. A remediation plan (or IEP) will be developed whereby the targeted interventions are based upon the specific difficulties of the individual. A regular re-assessment will be conducted in order to evaluate the progress.
Assessment Reports will be provided upon request and include tests results, appropriate interventions and recommendations.
Consultation services; providing professional advice and information related to dyscalculia and (severe) math difficulties, including collaboration with schools, teachers and other professionals if required.
K2: diagnostic math assessment $120 (excluding report). $50 p/h Math Ed Th.
P1-P2: diagnostic math assessment $180 (excluding report). $60 p/h Math Ed Th.
P3 and above: diagnostic math assessment $250 (excluding report). $70 p/h Math Ed Th.
Dyscalculia-SMD Screening: $80-120 (including report) per individual.
Group Screening for Dyscalculia-SMD upon request.
Location, see ‘contact’. Home based sessions available upon request.
Verbal or if required, written reports will be provided upon request and include tests results, appropriate interventions and recommendations.
“Educational Therapy’s view of the whole individual encompasses academic, psycho-educational and socio-emotional aspects of a clients’ life in an effort to improve the individual’s learning experience.”