DENVER -- As parents many of us struggle to know the best way for our children to learn, and what makes them tick.
Jackie Insinger, a Harvard educated learning and behavior specialist from Lone Tree, says she has a new set of assessments that can help parents gain detailed information about their families.
This process helped Sean and Michele Crowley of Littleton learn a lot about their 8-year-old twins Gavin and Lila.
They know how they learn, what their motivations are, what their triggers are and how to navigate through the tough spots.
“It allows us to problem solve a lot better. It allows us to be better parents,” Sean Crowley said.
Insinger administered two assessments to the kids right on her iPad. The whole process took a little more than an hour.
She asked the kids a series of questions about themselves.
One assessment is called the Print for Kids. It’s a test Jackie developed with her father based on his years of work with adults. There are nine Print types like commander, peacekeeper or fun seeker.
She says it’s much more than a personality test.
“This is the why. This is the underlying of the personality. This is what causes the personality, and this doesn’t change,” Insinger said.
The kids also take an assessment of the multiple intelligences to see if they are word smart? picture smart? people smart? or something else.
It turns out Lila is a spatial learner.
“Showing her pictures and having her assemble things has helped her be able to master her multiplication tables,” Michele Crowley said.
The assessments also showed Lila wants to feel safe and secure, and she wants to find meaning in life, which may explain why she had struggled with the families spontaneity.
The tests showed Gavin is self smart, and can work alone. He is a fun seeker and a helper, who wants everyone to be happy.
For kids who can fight and argue, this has information has really helped.
“Now I know more about my sister,” Gavin said.
Since Mom and Dad get tested as well, the whole family dynamic becomes apparent.
“You get an understanding of who you are, who your spouse is, who your kids are, how they learn, what their unconscious motivators are, what their triggers are, how you can help them become their best self,” Michele said.
Knowing there will always be triggers, and the world will not cater to each person’s uniqueness, Insinger also helps with coping skills.
If you are interested, these assessments cost $1,800 for the parents and the first child and $800 for every additional child.
For more information check out InsingerInsights.com.