There is nothing more powerful than knowing exactly where your student is developmentally in mathematics so you know how to make strategic goals for your small group or intervention time. If you teach children in the upper elementary grades, it is possible you don't have the primary background to know the phases they children naturally pass through as they acquire an internal understanding of mathematics. Even so, often times those children were just told what to do and if they were not developmentally ready, they may have developed some inefficient compensation strategies, such as using tally marks for adding three digit numbers.
Knowing in which developmental phase your student is working will give you power to make the right instructional decisions to help move him forward in a natural progression, rather than forcing him to perform at a frustrational level.
Students who struggle in math do not progress if they are asked to perform tasks that are above their developmental level.
142 page pdf book with recording forms, interview questions, and developmental activities
Online self-paced video tutorial to walk you through how to give the assessment and demonstrations with different age students
Explanation on how to plan your intervention strategy after the assessment is completed
Why Are My Students Struggling? Increasing Academic Performance Through Targeted Brain Development Techniques (CE-credit option available) Open Access
This course gives teachers insight regarding brain development, how children learn, and what is at the root of their struggles in the classroom, then be able to adapt the environment in order to adequately meet the individual learner's needs.