After your Meadowbrook Assessment, these tests may be recommended for targeted program design or used to check progress of the program.
The origins of SOI theory start back during World War II. Candidates for pilot training in the new Army Air Corp were selected by their I.Q. The belief was that if people had a high I.Q., then they could learn how to fly planes. The Army was surprised by the dropout rate from pilot school and hired Dr. Guilford to raise the retention and graduation rates of pilots. He started by testing and observing those candidates that did well and then taught those skills to the other candidates. Through his experiences he determined that Intellect has a structure and by learning skills performance is increased.
If your child or student is bright but struggling in one or more areas SOI will identify those foundational weaknesses and then design a personal workbook full of exercises needed to bring their learning ability up to the norm for their age or grade level.
Meadowbrook offers group SOI Testing to schools or organizations and to individuals.
Individual tests can be taken in person or on a computer.
Learning Ability: Form L (Group) K-3rd OR Primary Learning Abilities Test (Individual Computer Test)
Advanced Learning Ability: Form CR (GROUP) 4th-College OR Advanced Learning Abilities Test (Individual Computer Test)
Click on the button to the right for the academic areas the SOI may test for (depending on the type of test)
- Visual and auditory order threshold
- Spatial hearing
- Pitch discrimination
- Visual and auditory motor-timing
- Choice reaction time
- Frequency pattern
- Duration pattern
We use this inventory to check pre-program and post-program general reading skills.
We look for accuracy and comprehension by grade level.
A quick check of foundations:
- Auditory & Visual Digit Spans,
- Auditory-spatial perception,
- Visual-spatial perception,
- Memory questionnaire,
- Visual-spatial learner indicator.