Under IDEA and WOIA Transition Planning is to start in some school systems as early as 14 years of age, others by 16 years old. To indicate the process some parents have to ask the school to provide these Transition Planning Services. The first step is a Transition Assessment.
If the school refuses to do Transition Planning or a Transition Assessment or if you believe that they are providing inadequate services then you can seek outside professionals to provide the Transition Assessment, and the school will Pay for IT, but it may take a school advocate or an attorney to help you in this process. Many times the school will provide weak inadequate testing and assessments during this process. Many school systems are pressed for funds but they have Federal Mandates they have to meet under IDEA and WOIA to provide professional Transition Assessments and Transition Planning. So you may want to check if the transition assessments the school provided is adequate.
We provide comprehensive transition evaluations using the latest industry tools and resources, to assess the special needs, skills and abilities, and set specific goals to:
Where it is All about – Helping students with disabilities make informed choices and set realistic goals for their transition planning into adulthood.
We provide comprehensive evaluations using the latest industry tools and resources, to assess the special needs, skills and abilities, and set specific goals to:
- Enhance their chances of post-high school success,
- Improve skill development for post-school training and education,
- Increase their opportunities to enter the world of work, and
- Provide a comprehensive individualized transition plan.
- Lead productive, integrated and independent lives within their communities.
Our Evaluations assist special educators, students, and their families to form a realistic awareness of career options, and helps the individual transition planning to improve their self-awareness and motivation for Success.
The Plan has realistic short- and long-term goals for adult living that are individualized for each individual, and that include his or her particular capabilities and interests.
IDEA – Transition Planning & Transition Assessment – Functional Vocational Evaluation:
A Transition Assessment is the first call to action when developing a transition plan. A full complement of both formal and informal inventories, assessments, and checklists of to identify an individual’s current strengths, needs, interests, and preferences in the areas of~
- Career and vocation
- Life skills
- Community participation
- Post-secondary education
- Self determination
Consultation with parents of students with special needs for Transition Planning:
Helping and involving parents of students with disabilities plan for their child’s future is a critical component of transition. And when families work closely with school systems, there is a better likelihood of success for their children in terms of post-secondary education or employment.
Consultation with special education departments:
Sometimes we are asked to design, develop and help implement IDEA/WOIA Vocational Transition Plans for special education systems in public and private schools, and other ancillary agencies.
- Understanding the law and mandates,
- Incorporating best practices in IEP planning and programming, and
- Providing transition services and supports.
A detailed statement of fees will be provided for clients’ submission to insurance companies for self-filing claims. Please note that most insurance companies do not cover psycho-educational testing for developmental delays or learning issues, as they deem these services ‘educational’ rather than ‘medical’, even if the provider is ‘in-network’.
Schools will pay for Transition Planning & Transition Assessments however, many parents often have to hire an attorney or school advocate in order for this to occur.
We provide services for school aged children as well as college students with learning disabilities, attention problems, and behavioral concerns.
We provide the following psych0-educational evaluation services:
Comprehensive psycho-educational evaluations that define children’s learning profile, academic strengths and weaknesses, and recommendations for effective remediation and accommodations. The evaluations assess the following areas:
Complete psycho-educational transitional planning evaluation – $1950
- comprehensive intelligence testing/Cognitive Processes (e.g., processing speed, flexibility)behavior/emotional/social assessment
- comprehensive testing of all neuropsychological processing areas appropriate, such as processing speed, visual-motor skills, visual-perceptual skills, auditory processing skills, phonological processing skills, attention/concentration skills
- Interest Testing
- Manual Dexterity
- Vocational and Work Samples
- comprehensive transitional evaluation report
- Our clinicians are available to meet with you to discuss behavioral, learning, and developmental issues. We are happy to attend meetings at your child’s school or complete observations in alternate locations. Charges for these services are $175 per hour.