We recommend this product to be used for the following students:
LSA Junior MINI is an assessment tool based on our LSA Junior product. The questionnaire has been shortened significantly, and the wording of the questions simplified, so that younger children (as well as those who find reading English a challenge) could understand it more easily.
The reports you receive when you purchase the LSA Junior MINI are identical to those of the LSA Junior. No information has been removed, and you still see the same summary page, textual explanations, graphs and diagrams.
Four reports are available:
The Parent Report contains all the information from the Student Report, plus:
The Teacher Report contains all the information from the Student Report, plus:
For children who are not confident readers, we recommend an adult (a parent or a teacher) to sit with the student undergoing the assessment and to read out the questionnaire one question at a time, taking as many breaks as the student needs in order to keep his or her attention on the task.
The student report contains the following:
In traditional schools, teachers make use of the blackboard (or the whiteboard). They talk and the children are supposed to sit up straight and listen. Which is a perfectly valid method of teaching and it works for all those who absorb information through their eyes and ears, and who concentrate best when sitting up straight.
But what about those who absorb information through their hands and body actions, and who concentrate best in an informal setting? Well, such students become bored and frustrated. Although academically intelligent, they don’t perform well in academic subjects. Left without help, they get used to failure. Their confidence plummets and they start believing that they are “not good” at school work, or “not clever”. They may start misbehaving at school, refuse to do homework or devise ways of not going to school.
Learning styles identify the best way for each individual to learn. They give the student the confidence as well as the tools to become an academic success. Everybody can learn if they have the right mindset and follow a few simple learning style guidelines.