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About LSA Junior MINI

We recommend this product to be used for the following students:

  • Pupils 5 - 10 years of age;
  • Older pupils with limited time to spend on the questionnaire.
  • Those who find it hard to concentrate on reading for extended periods of time (more than 10 minutes);
  • Those whose English reading skills make simpler text more desirable.

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:

  • Student report (addressing the student who has undergone the assessment)
  • Parent report (addressing the student's parent or caregiver)
  • Teacher report (addressing the student's teacher)
  • Group report (addressing the teacher of a whole class od students and providing a summary of the class learning needs and non-preferences).

What The Parent Gets

The Parent Report contains all the information from the Student Report, plus:

  • The best way to communicate with their child.
  • The optimal way to set up the homework environment.
  • Sensitive information such as: gifted student, underachievers, safety on the Internet.
  • How to motivate their child.

What The Teacher Gets

The Teacher Report contains all the information from the Student Report, plus:

  • The best way to communicate with the student.
  • The optimal way to set up the classroom.
  • Information on classroom discipline, preventing absences, classroom management and lesson planning.

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.

What The Student Gets

The student report contains the following:

  • The 4 aspects of the learning environment that the student can change to improve academic success.
  • The 3 unique physical requirements needed for the mind to function optimally.
  • The 6 attitudes that can help or hinder learning.
  • The best composition of the study group.
  • The best way for the student to receive instructions and information.

Why Learning Styles are Important

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.

Learning is not a chore. Learning is fun. The human brain wants to learn - all you have to do is... let it.
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