Your child struggles in math class, and the teacher’s interventions—extra help after school, a chance to correct his mistakes—don’t help. A scenario like this doesn’t make your child eligible for an IEP. Two things must happen before a child can get special education services.
1. An IEP evaluation. Parents, teachers, a counselor, a doctor or anyone else who suspects a child is struggling can request and evaluation. The school psychologist and other professionals, such as SouthEast VE, may give your child various tests. They also may observe your child in the classroom.
Remember the assessment that the school provides MAY NOT be comprehensive or address all the issues. Also, it can take several months before they will Schedule an IEP Evaluation. This is my Many Parents Seek Private Providers for these services. Keep in mind that a physician or another medical professional—not the school—diagnose medical conditions, including ADJD. School evaluators don’t offer “diagnoses.” Find out more about the comprehensive evaluation process.
2. A decision. The IEP team, which includes parents and school officials, decides whether or not your child needs special education services in order to learn the general education curriculum. IDEA says that having any of 13 disabilities may qualify a child for special education. The school and parents review the evaluation and determine whether the results show that your child needs services and supports.
If the IEP team agrees that your child needs services, then the next step is to create an IEP. If your child is found ineligible, you can still try and get services for your child. For instance, you might pursue a 504 plan.
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 transitional evaluations 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 psycho-educational Transitional Evaluations 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 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
- Call and speak to us regarding your concerns in order to obtain an estimated cost of assessment. These are typically completed on an hourly fee basis.
Academic Assessment only
- Achievement testing in all academic areas (basic reading, reading comprehension, math reasoning, math calculation, written expression) with a brief written report – $500
- 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.