Developmental assessments are routinely done in Waldorf schools for a child by 7 years of age to check for 'learning readiness'. True reading, writing, math readiness and ability to focus and self-regulate is a biological phenomenon. An example of a biological-based development would be losing a tooth, or beginning menstruation. We would never label a child with a “disability” if they were slow to achieve these milestones. Readiness for school requires much more than a child simply reaching the chronological age for school entry.
These are physical abilities which are linked to the development and maturation of a child's uniquely unfolding biology, and require that a child has passed a number of benchmarks of sensory-motor integration and neurological maturity. By achieving these developmental benchmarks, a child will develop automatic, voluntary control over emotions, behavior, balance and physical skills. If this fails to develop, many aspects of learning can be affected negatively, even if the child has average or above average intelligence.
The assessment is geared to check if these benchmarks have been met. For example the child's primitive reflexes should not be present past the age of 1 years old. The presence of two or more of these reflexes will compromise the development of higher cognitive, emotional, physical or social cortical skills.
NOTE: This item is valid for a complete assessment for a 4- to 6-year old. For a 7-year old, it would be the first assessment of two. The session will last for 1.5 hours.
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Items will be available for pick up at Polaris School and Centre, 159-235 Donald St., Ottawa ON K1K 1N1 between 10:30 am and 1:00 pm on July 20th, 21st and 22nd, 2022. If you can not pick up your winning item at that time, please contact the office immediately following the auction at email@example.com.
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