In This Issue ...
May 15, 2012
A comprehensive evaluation will provide accurate information about your child's disability, strengths, weaknesses, & needs. The evaluation should identify your child's problems and include a plan to address these problems.
What does a good evaluation look like?
How do you choose an evaluator?
Why is a comprehensive evaluation so important?
In this issue of the Special Ed Advocate, you will learn what the law requires for evaluations, the benefits of a comprehensive evaluation, and how to find an appropriate independent evaluator.
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What Tests Should I Request?
Advocate Pat Howey offers advice about evaluations, test selection, state laws governing evaluations of children with special educational needs, and the special responsibilities and duties of an advocate.
My Child is Being Evaluated - What Tests Should I Request?
What Should I Expect from an Evaluation?
A good evaluation for a disability is not as simple as "having your child tested." It requires preparation on your part.
In What to Expect from an Evaluation, Marianne Meyer teaches you to how to find an appropriate professional, prepare for the evaluation, and questions you may need to answer. When you prepare, you'll get invaluable information from the evaluation.