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ISSN: 1538-320
March 11, 2014


Assessment consultation with parents & evaluatorMany parents have questions about the assessment process.

  • What is a comprehensive evaluation? Does my child need one?
  • Should I request specific tests?
  • How will I find a good evaluator?
  • What is the school required to do about evaluations?

In this issue of the Special Ed Advocate you'll learn about comprehensive evaluations and other types of assessments. Find out how to choose an evaluator. Learn how to use psychological and educational achievement test scores to measure your child's educational growth.

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Why Parents Should Get a Comprehensive Evaluation!

As a parent, you must make sure that all areas of possible need are assessed as quickly as possible.

Wrightslaw advises: Ask questions, seek information. A comprehensive evaluation of your child will give you a roadmap for the future.

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Assessment 101: What is it? Who Does it?

Learn how an assessment can help your child (and you) manage challenges in learning, emotional functioning, or behavior. Learn what a neuropsychological evaluation provides and what a psycho-educational evaluation tracks.

Assessment 101 Series: Overview of Testing and Evaluation by Dr. Aida Khan.

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What You Should Know About School Evaluations

Refusing to let the school evaluate your child can backfire if you need to ask for more or for different services later. It may also affect your ability to have the school system pay for an independent evaluation.

Attorney Robert Crabtree explains What You Should Know about Evaluations.


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