Individual Assessments

Sometimes we know we need some answers, but we don’t know what questions to ask.  Assessments give us the opportunity to awaken the mind and dive deeper into ourselves.  They are great tools because they provide us with the questions; all we need to do is take time to reflect and provide answers.  Suddenly we discover ideas, direction, or simply “ah-ha” moments that causes us to seek even more information.  The ripple effects can be awesome….

Modality Strengths Assessment  (preschool – adolescent)

This hands-on assessment has been designed to be strength oriented for anyone desiring to learn more about their style of learning.  It identifies the modalities through which a person learns best.  Once these strengths have been identified, teaching and discipline strategies can be organized to capitalize upon them.

Modalities are the channels through which individuals receive and retain information, and are comprised of three elements–sensation, perception, and memory.   The educationally relevant modalities are visual, auditory, and kinesthetic.  The first two of these correspond to the senses of vision and audition, but the third is more than simply the sense of touch, and consists of large muscle, small muscle, and tactile abilities.  Students who seem to “squirm” a lot in their seats typically rate high kinesthetically and require a different approach.

Modality-based instruction can be undertaken at all levels of schooling.  It is of greatest value in teaching basic skills, but can also be applied to instruction in the content areas.  Since modality-based instruction is strength-oriented, teachers can expect students to learn rapidly….and enjoy the process of learning.  Parents can discipline with more success and less frustration.

The main reason teachers should understand the modality strengths of their students for whom they teach, is that instruction can then be organized around those strengths.  Instructional methods and materials that are consistent with modality strengths of students have a greater likelihood of success, and are often more enjoyable to both students and teachers.  Parents and teachers should be aware of three aspects of modality characteristics of students:

  • the modality through which each child learns best
  • the modalities that are not effective for instruction
  • the modalities that interfere with learning

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Life Mastery Builder

This assessment gives you a second to pause, take a deep breath, scan your life and see where you are TODAY and where you want to be in the FUTURE.  Once you have the perspective provided by the 72 questions, you will immediately see actions you can take to continually build Life Mastery.  It offers thought provoking questions as a set of tiny turning forks for adding passion, joy, direction and hope to every day of your life.

The LifeMastery Builder is based on the belief that life unfolds daily around twelve human needs:

  • Family
  • Economic Security
  • Social Relationships
  • Leisure
  • Health & Well-Being
  • Learning
  • Spirituality
  • Transportation/Mobility
  • Work/Career
  • Home/Shelter
  • Community
  • Environmental/Safety

Personal happiness and a sense of harmony thrive when you have balance in your life around the most import of these needs.  Be the best person and parent you can be!

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ADD/ADHD Symptoms Checklist (Child or Adolescent)

These online self-assessments provide you with standard questions that can give you an idea just how much your child is experiencing the characteristics of ADD in different settings.  The reports also provide tangible goals and objectives to use in IEP and Section 504 meetings.  When combined with ADD consulting, we provide you with tangible, effective ways to manage your child’s environments (home and school settings) as you understand how these characteristics play a role in their life.

The checklist identifies and measures the characteristics of Attention Deficit Disorders (Inattention, Impulsivity, and Hyperactivity) but it goes further to measure other categories found in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM V), which also includes overactivity/underactivity, noncompliance, peer and family relations, emotional difficulties, and disorganization.

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NOTE:  These assessments are used to identify ADD/ADHD, not to diagnose. It is highly recommended that you still pursue help beyond this assessment with an ADHD expert physician in order to clarify any underlining concerns if any, as well as obtain any necessary medications or removal of food triggers.


(ADDES) Attention Deficit Disorder Evaluation Scales –  Home & School

These separate assessments provide a measure of the characteristics of Attention Deficit Disorders (Inattention, Impulsivity, and Hyperactivity) in both the school setting and the home setting.  The home rating scales assessment measures criteria in a home setting and the school rating scales measures criteria in the school setting.  These particular instruments were designed to provide specific, observational documentation and measurements for how these characteristics impact the child within different settings.  

We encourage parents to evaluate their child in the home setting first.  After the child has been in the school setting for at least a couple of months, we encourage the use of the school scale.   Just give your child’s primary teachers the rating scales and they evaluate the student and return them to you.  This approach, along with ADHD consulting eating the right brain foods, and proper medication management (if needed) from your doctor, ensures a more multi-modal approach to success for your child.

These instruments were designed to:

  • This assessment provides a vehicle for objective reporting on the part of those persons (teachers and other professionals, and parents) who have primary observational opportunities.
  • Categorize ADD behavior patterns into three recognized areas of inattention, impulsivity, and hyperactivity.
  • Compare ADD characteristics to those of the national standardization sample.
  • Contribute valuable decision-making information to a comprehensive assessments program.
  • Provide information necessary for the development of goals, objectives, and intervention strategies which will form the basis for program planning by identifying specific characteristics of ADD which should receive a specialized program of intervention for maximizing potential.  Please email us

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Home ADDES + 2 Rating Scales
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School ADDES  + 2 Rating Scales + 1 hour Discovery Consultation
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Modality Checklists for Adults (FREE)

You can eliminate countless factors that negatively influence your rate of learning.  How you gain meaning from sensations and your environment determines largely on how you learn.  As a result, any learning environment will be most effective when it is consistent with your perceptual or modality characteristics.

What is your Modality/Learning style?  This quick checklist will give you a brief understanding of the modalities through which you may learn best. Once you identify those strengths, we can help you capitalize upon them in many ways.  Contact me for a free checklist today!