A Personalized GPS for Learning for Each Student
Mindprint is an easy-to administer, scientifically valid cognitive assessment. It enables parents, educators, and clinicians to understand how a child learns and provides resources to help foster strengths and support weaker areas of development.
The Mindprint assessment was developed by neuroscientists at Brain Behavior Laboratory, Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania. It was normed on over 10,000 children via an NIH-sponsored study. Its reliability has been reviewed in scientific journals, including JAMA Psychiatry and APA Neuropsychology.
The assessment addresses cognitive skills in the following areas:
|WHO||The Mindprint Cognitive Assessment is appropriate for ages 8 to 21. The child should be reading at a second-grade level to take the assessment.|
|WHAT||After your child takes the assessment, you will receive a report with a Comprehensive Learning Profile for your child. You will understand how your child learns, what his/her cognitive strengths are and which areas need support. This report is not a diagnosis. It does provide an accurate and actionable Learning Profile for your child. This provides the basis for more effective learning strategies, supported by a personalized toolbox of resources. The assessment can also be used to screen individuals with the results indicating areas of concern that should be probed with other assessments that could yield a diagnosis. The assessment can also be used to measure the impact of cognitive interventions (such as BrainWare SAFARI) or treatments (such as medication for ADHD).|
|WHEN||The assessment takes about an hour to administer. Generally, it does not make sense to repeat the assessment in less than 6 to 12 months, unless it is being used to measure the impact of cognitive interventions or treatments.|
|WHERE||You will need a desktop or laptop computer, PC or Macintosh, computer mouse, and computer keyboard. You will need Internet access to download each part of the battery, but the Internet speed will not impact the test or the child’s performance.|
The Comprehensive Mindprint Profile starts with an overview that makes it easy to see where your child’s relative cognitive strengths and weaknesses are.
Every child won’t be good at everything and each student deserves to have his or her learning profile guide their education. Remember that cognitive skills can be developed. The Comprehensive Mindprint report is like a GPS for your child’s learning. It will provide a detailed explanation of the skills and what they mean. The program also comes with a personalized set of resources, a learning plan specifically for your child and personalized strategies, tactics and tools. Many of the resources are free and are designed for your child, for you as a parent, and for the child’s teachers.