Banner Literacy considers informal evaluations as an important means towards achieving your child’s literacy goals. Evaluations are are intended to augment parental observations, teacher observations, and prior evaluations. Thus, information acquired from your child’s previous history as well as informal assessments becomes particularly helpful when designing instruction. Informal assessments are flexible and can be adapted to obtain a more accurate understanding your child’s performance on a variety of tasks. More importantly, we can focus on how your child engages in the process of completing a particular task. Thus, we investigate various aspects of your child’s performance before, during, and after an evaluation including their strategy use, self-monitoring, and organizational planning. With information obtained from our these initial evaluations, we may also design follow up assessments to further explore specific areas of concern. Once evaluations are completed and instructional approaches have been established, Banner Literacy continues with a diagnostic teaching approach wherein assessment and instruction are integrated in an ongoing process to verify the efficacy of our treatment.