Comprehensive Assessment Programs can take one to three days and are for children who fail only one or two areas of the screening.
From there, comprehensive testing identifies specific issues and advice given on appropriate treatment programs and strategies. A comprehensive report is provided. Families need to provide an up-to-date IQ, as well as vision and hearing assessment before acceptance into the program.
For a small number of students who fail a number of screening areas, or those who are referred by other schools and professionals, Shine offers an intensive three-day comprehensive assessment. These assessments provide a very complete assessment though observations, testing, discussions with families and teachers, to ascertain if the child has a disability and to diagnose the underlying issues. These assessments are useful in seeking funding and setting up individually designed intervention and treatment.
SHINE also offers research-based Intensive treatment programs that are used to assess a child’s Response To Intervention (RTI). An RTI can be used to identify what programs and techniques work and to guide further treatment goals and procedures. In order to be eligible for an Intensive Treatment Program, a child should have a diagnosis or referral indicating the need for an intensive program or therapy.