How We Measure Success
No two individuals are alike, and success looks special and different for each Minds-in-Motion student. From increased reading abilities, to less emotional challenges, to better balance and posture, to enhanced overall well being and happiness, success is possible no matter where a student starts.
To start with, Minds-in-Motion helps parents understand the correlation of a child’s physiological balance (the functional strength of the vestibular system) to how he/she performs in life.
- How focused is he?
- Is she emotionally balanced?
- Does he have trouble with reading and math?
- Is she shy and backward acting?
- Is he uncoordinated or is she clumsy?
- And SO many other issues!
Minds-in-Motion Sensory / Motor Assessments
In our full battery of Sensory / Motor Assessments, the following tests will provide clear documentation of an individual’s level of functional balance, motor coordination and sensory processing: (for students age 6-18)
- Computerized Platform Posturography (CPP) NASA test
- Auditory Digit Span Processing Assessment
- Computerized Visual Screening
- Visual Functionality Screening
- Pitch Discrimination
- Recorded Observations of Strength and Movement
- Laterality Assessment
- S.T.A.R. – Standardized Test for the Achievement of Reading
- Integration Quotient ® – Objective measure of sensory / motor integration
Understanding the Integration Quotient ®
An integration quotient is a number that reflects how well an individual is put together and integrated within time and space. The integration quotient is made up of four main areas:
- Neurocom: 30%
- Visual Skills: 30%
- Auditory Skills: 30%
- Laterality: 10%
The Neurocom score is made up of three tests, each worth 10 points, that measure how well someone’s visual skills, auditory processing, vestibular system, and sense of balance are working together.
This score measures one’s sensory inputs to the brain which represents how well one trusts their muscles and joints (proprioception), their vision, and their inner ear for balance. It also measures an individual’s true Center of Gravity…where one’s body is located in time and space. A perfect score would include the bar graph lines turning green and more demarcations would occur within the target area on the circle graph.
Limits of Stability:
This score explains how capable an individual is of motor planning while moving in time and space. It allows us to measure how far someone can lean in any direction while retaining one’s balance and stability, as well as how controlled and precise these movements are. A perfect score would include straight lines from the center balance point to each box around the perimeter at a reasonable pace.
Rhythmic Weight Shift:
This score represents how well an individual can rhythmically move side to side and back to front within physical parameters and while using measured velocity. When we read these charts, we look for nice, even patterns that land as close to the lines as possible. This score allows us to interpret an individual’s degree of sensory/motor integration of the brain and the body.
The Visual Skills score helps to illustrate how well individuals can visually see and process what’s going on in the world around them. It indicates how well individuals can track an object with their eyes, quickly and accurately focus on near and far objects, and to what degree their eyes are set for depth perception (binocular integration).
This score expresses an individual’s ability to process auditory cues and to recall numerical patterns that are given verbally, while working up to the highest level of competency.
This assessment allows us to determine if an individual is completely lateralized to one side of the body, which indicates the level of organization of brain and body. This means that he or she has the same dominant hand, foot, eye, and ear when completing daily activities.
No part of the testing is invasive. We make it as non-threatening for the student as possible. At the conclusion, we immediately sit down with the parents with the testing results to explain the “puzzle” of their child.
Assessments for pre-school students – please contact our office. 502-384-3866
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