Join us for ‘Evaluation & Testing: Who Needs Them?’


BIRMINGHAM, Mich., Nov. 7, 2011 – The Student Connection, a company founded to create capable learners, invites the public to attend “Educational Evaluation and Testing: Who Needs Them?” on Sunday, Nov. 20, beginning at 3 p.m. The program is free and open to the public.

To reserve a space at “Educational Evaluation and Testing: Who Needs Them?,” please RSVP by telephone at (248) 594-3410 or email The Student Connection is located at 770 Forest, Birmingham, Mich. There is no cost or obligation to attend the program.

In “Educational Evaluation and Testing: Who Needs Them?” parents and educators will learn the latest developments in the field of educational evaluation and testing from The Student Connection team of educational and clinical psychologists and professional educators.

The educational evaluation process gathers solid information about a student’s learning and functional abilities in order to best determine the individual’s educational needs. Information is gathered through interviews with students and parents, through individual and group tests, and from other sources.

The evaluation helps identify children who are eligible for special education and related services. Evaluations also are used to create an Individualized Education Program and form a baseline from which to measure a learner’s progress. Most importantly, the information helps create the optimal educational program for the student.

In the Nov. 20 program, Dr. Mary Ann Hamlin will describe how educational evaluation and testing helps create capable learners. Ms. Brigid Godvin and Mr. David Maxwell will share the latest scientific and medical information on attention deficit and hyperactivity disorders from the national Children and Adults with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder Conference (CHADD 2011), which will be held in Orlando this month. The three also will answer questions about educational evaluations and testing.

Who needs educational evaluation and testing? Students and children with:

• Inability to Sustain Attention
• Poor Study Habits
• Test Anxiety / Poor Test Performance
• Difficulty with Comprehension
• Poor Grades in Academic Subjects
• Difficulty Processing Information
• Memory Problems
• Social Adjustment Problems.

Members of The Student Connection’s clinical staff provide educational evaluations, and psychological and neuropsychological evaluations. The Student Connection’s educational staff provide tutoring, academic testing preparation and advocacy for parents and students.


The Student Connection creates capable learners by finding each student’s strengths and weaknesses. TSC then develops a plan that best suits each individual, whether it requires learning one-on-one, as part of a group class, or in a Home School setting. An After School Program allows students to work in a supportive environment where they complete their homework assignments, prepare for tests, and write papers, with academic help as needed. Professionally trained staff provide tutoring, academic testing preparation and advocacy for parents and students, as well as provide educational evaluations, and psychological and neuropsychological evaluations.

Ongoing services include Academic Tutoring, Skill Development, and Preparation for Standardized Exams, On-Site Academic Programs and Support, College Counseling, Evaluations, and Advocacy for Parents, Psychological Services, Specialized Services, and Home Schooling.

For more information about The Student Connection, members of the public are invited to phone (248) 594-3410 or visit Members of the news media are invited to contact Melissa Bunker at (313) 886-9074 for more information.

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Learn more about The Student Connection here.


About The Student Connection

The Student Connection is a team of professionals committed to creating capable learners. Sharing a passion for helping others "learn how to learn," the team includes educators, school psychologists, clinical psychologists, and speech and occupational therapists.
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