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The NNAT® (Naglieri Nonverbal Ability Test®) is a non-verbal ability test.  The instructions are clearly illustrated with pictures of a child completing test questions.  Once the child understands what they need to do the test proceeds without use of English.   
 
The portions of the OLSAT® (Otis-Lennon School Ability Test®) which are given to your child are verbal.  Your child will have a test paper with pictures on it and the tester will read the questions from a script.  The test paper will be the same whichever language you choose for your child to be tested in.  The only difference will be the language the questions are read in.
 
NYC offers a choice of:
  • English
  • Arabic
  • Bengali
  • French
  • Cantonese
  • Mandarin
  • Haitian-Creole
  • Korean
  • Russian
  • Spanish
  • Urdu
We recommend using the same preparation material whichever language you choose for your child to be tested in.  We suggest that you translate the questions into the language your child will be tested in and also take the opportunity to introduce the English equivalents.  If your child is placed in a Gifted classroom they will need to get their English up to speed fast in order to succeed.
 
There are versions of the OLSAT® used in other countries with modified questions.  For some cultures some questions will be more difficult that they would be for an American, English speaking, child.  For example if you eat with chopsticks your child might not make the automatic connection between knives and forks and food that an American, English speaking child would. 
 
The titles below provide ample opportunity to introduce common connections which it would help your child to be familiar with.  While these books are printed in English you can translate for your child.  It's the connections and concepts that are important, not the English words. 
 
We have other resources too and we recommend that your browse the section corresponding to your child's age as well.  The resources listed below are those likely to have additional benefit to children who will be tested in a language other than English.
 
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bambinoLUK Combo Set bambinoLUK Combo Set with Controller

Age: 3-5 years
Activities: 1980

bambinoLUK is a play and learn system to reinforce early childhood developmental skills such as visual perception, memory and concentration, critical thinking, beginning math, fine motor skills, eye-hand coordination, self-esteem, and everyday knowledge. We will beat any competitor price on this item by 5%.

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Melissa Forney's Picture Speller for Young Writers Melissa Forney's Picture Speller for Young Writers

Grade(s): Pre K - 2nd grade
Activities: 92 word collections
Pages: 117

Over 1,300 color, kid-friendly drawings -- grouped by themes -- that help even the youngest writers become successful authors. In addition to help with spelling and writing the thematic collections of commonly used words are ideal for developing language and word associations. The style of illustrations is similar to that commonly used in preschool and early elementary testing.

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miniLUK Combo Set miniLUK Combo Set with Controller

Age: 5-7 years
Activities: 2352

MiniLUK is a complete intellectual development system to reinforce early childhood developmental skills such as visual perception, memory and concentration, critical thinking, beginning math, fine motor skills, eye-hand coordination, self-esteem, and everyday knowledge. We will beat any competitor price on this item by 5%.

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Building Thinking Skills Primary Building Thinking Skills Primary

Grade(s): K-1
Activities: 435
Pages: 272

Building Thinking Skills®
provides highly effective verbal and nonverbal reasoning activities to improve children's vocabulary, reading, writing, math, logic, and figural-spatial skills, as well as their visual and auditory processing. This exceptional series provides a solid foundation for academic excellence and success on any assessment test.

Requires manipulative blocks sold separately. Purchase of the accompanying Instruction and Answer Guide highly recommended.

Our Price: $24.99
Building Thinking Skills Primary Building Thinking Skills Primary Complete Set

Grade(s): K-1
Pages: 272

Building Thinking Skills® provides highly effective verbal and nonverbal reasoning activities to improve children's vocabulary, reading, writing, math, logic, and figural-spatial skills, as well as their visual and auditory processing. This exceptional series provides a solid foundation for academic excellence and success on any assessment test.

This set contains the student workbook, Teacher's Manual pdf file on cd and two types of manipulative blocks used to complete workbook problems.

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First Time Analogies First Time Analogies

Grade(s): K-2
Pages: 48

An ideal launching pad to start non-readers on the road to real thinking experiences with pictorial and symbolic analogies which are both challenging and motivating.

Our Price: $12.95
Thinking Skills & Key Concepts Thinking Skills & Core Concepts (Kindergarten)

Grade(s): K
Pages: 272

This book uses powerful lessons to develop thinking skills important to academic success while teaching the key kindergarten common core concepts. Enhance cognitive development through discussion and observation. Students develop analytical skills as well as deductive and inferential reasoning skills as they work through the exercises.

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Thinking Skills & Key Concepts Thinking Skills & Core Concepts: Teacher's Manual (Kindergarten)

Grade(s): K
Pages: 173

Teacher's Manual to accompany student book. Does not contain questions. The student book can be used with a free, downloadable, answer PDF (included with purchase of the student book) or with this detailed teacher’s manual which can be purchased separately.

Our Price: $22.99
Thinking Skills & Key Concepts Thinking Skills & Key Concepts (Kindergarten)

Grade(s): K
Pages: 272

This book uses powerful lessons to develop thinking skills important to academic success while teaching the key kindergarten common core concepts. Enhance cognitive development through discussion and observation. Students develop analytical skills as well as deductive and inferential reasoning skills as they work through the exercises.

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Thinking Skills & Key Concepts Thinking Skills & Key Concepts: Teacher's Manual (Kindergarten)

Grade(s): K
Pages: 173

Teacher's Manual to accompany student book. Does not contain questions. The student book can be used with a free, downloadable, answer PDF (included with purchase of the student book) or with this detailed teacher’s manual which can be purchased separately.

Our Price: $22.99
miniLUK Advance Combo Set miniLUK Advance Combo Set with Controller

Age: 6-8 years
Activities: 1152

miniLUK Advance Series continues on from miniLUK providing more challenging exercises in the areas of higher order thinking, intellectual development, logical thinking, visual perception, abstract thinking, reasoning, concentration, memory and more.

This set includes all 8 titles in the miniLUK Advance Series and the miniLUK controller designed to be used with the books.

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Analogies for Beginners Analogies for Beginners

Grade(s): 1-3
Activities: 238
Pages: 33

Introduce young children to verbal and figural analogies. Each page gives students an example of the type of analogy that is being introduced and then provides visual or verbal problems for them to solve.

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Thinking Skills & Key Concepts Thinking Skills & Key Concepts (First Grade)

Grade: 1
Pages: 272

This book uses powerful lessons to develop thinking skills important to academic success while teaching the key kindergarten common core concepts. Enhance cognitive development through discussion and observation. Students develop analytical skills as well as deductive and inferential reasoning skills as they work through the exercises.

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Thinking Skills & Key Concepts Thinking Skills & Key Concepts: Teacher's Manual (First Grade)

Grade: 1
Pages: 209
Format: paperback, reproducible

Parent/Teacher Resource Manual to accompany student book. Does not contain questions. The Parent/Teacher resource contains teaching notes. It is highly recommended for new parents learn how to work with their child to develop higher order thinking skills.

Our Price: $22.99
   
 
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