A parent may obtain an independent educational evaluation (IEE evaluation) for a neuropsychoeducational evaluation or a psychoeducational evaluation through their school district if requested in writing and if their student was tested by the local school district in the two years prior to the request. It is always recommended that you obtain IEE evaluations at public expense. Comprehensive evaluations are highly costly and there is no guarantee that a school district will reimburse a parent for a privately-obtained evaluation. When a child's family disagrees with an evaluation provided by a school district, either in part or in full, the family has the right to request that an IEE be conducted by an independent evaluator (i.e., clinical neuropsychologist, licensed educational psychologist, clinical psychologist, speech pathologist, occupational therapist, etc.) at public expense, depending on the assessment that is being disputed. If your student has already completed an evaluation through the local educational agency (LEA) and a parent disagrees with the validity, reliability or content of the evaluation, you may request that an IEE be granted. An IEE evaluation may provide you and the local school district with a detailed analysis of your student's developmental strengths and weaknesses. Simply, address a letter to the Director of Special Education which makes a request for an IEE. Provide supporting facts, notes, letters and any other evidence that communicates your concerns and disagreement with their evaluation and/or recommendations. The more you support your request, the better the outcome. Although IEE approval is not guaranteed, the LEA must consider your request and formally respond to your request in writing within 10 calendar days. If your student attends a Riverside, San Bernardino, Orange, San Diego or Los Angeles county school district, we invite you to connect with us.
A psychoeducational evaluation generally follows the educational and assessment guidelines defined by the California Department of Education, and considers their recommendation for best practices. These types of IEE evaluations take into account all available school and clinical information, and they make recommendations for eligibility, FAPE and educational benefit in the least restrictive environment. Neuropsychological evaluation batteries may be utilized in this assessment, if needed, to establish improved validity and reliability. We proudly offer this type of evaluation to surrounding counties including Riverside, San Bernardino, Orange, San Diego and Los Angeles. We accommodate via a virtual office in your area with advanced payment and agreement.
A neuropsychoeducational evaluation is a psychoeducational evaluation that integrates neuropsychological evaluation data and which applies neuropsychological principles into what would otherwise be a traditional psychoeducational evaluation. It has the advantage of providing a DSM-V diagnosis, if appropriate, for disability identification. These types of IEE evaluations may be utilized in the same manner as a psychoeducational evaluation. A neuropsychoeducational evaluation may only be conducted by a Diplomate of the American Board of School Neuropsychology. We proudly offer this type of evaluation to surrounding counties including Riverside, San Bernardino, Orange, San Diego and Los Angeles. We can accommodate via a virtual office in your county and advanced payment and agreement.
A neuropsychoeducational evaluation describes the evaluation of learning disabilities based on a conceptual model of school neuropsychological evaluation principles. Assessment areas included in these types of IEE evaluations include: ecological assessment, sensorimotor functions, visual processing, language processing, attention, executive functions, memory & learning, cognitive fluency, intellectual assessment, academic assessment, and socioemotional functioning, An educational and clinical diagnosis can be provided but, as is the case in complex cases, a diagnostic impression and full eligibility consideration under IDEIA-2004 are provided. The evaluation may assist a clinical practitioner and/or a school team in making medical and educational decisions. In an Independent Educational Evaluation, the opinion of this examiner is independent. The professional opinion presented by this examiner is supported by objective, valid and reliable interpretations of neuropsychoeducational assessment data; and professional judgment that has developed over the past 25 years of educational practice as a special educator for children with mild, moderate, and severe/profound disabilities, as well as specialization in early childhood education, linguistically diverse education, and bilingual assessment. Rigorous training and specialized coursework as required by the National Association of School Psychologists, the American Board of School Neuropsychology, and the Board of Behavioral Sciences is maintained by our evaluator. Being a Diplomate of the American Board of School Neuropsychology allows our evaluator to readily consult with experts in the field of pediatric and school neuropsychology. Be assured the assessment you seek will be completed with the highest of quality standards. All parties will find the conceptual neuropsychoeducational assessment to be defensible in court and informative. This type of evaluation is designed to offer caregivers of individuals with special needs educational resources that may help in obtaining a free and appropriate public education (FAPE) for their child, and to create a meaningful individualized education plan (IEP).
Every child is entitled to a nondiscrimination psychoeducational evaluation under the law. We provide comprehensive IEE evaluations that take into careful consideration the impact culture, second language development, trauma and environmental factors on learning. We have extensive knowledge and expertise in the development of second languages and we understand the implications of dual language acquisition on learning. Our IEE evaluations are IDEIA-2004 compliant, defensible and meaningful. Both types of assessments integrate neuropsychological evaluation principles. Although our primary service is to Riverside, San Bernardino, Orange, San Diego and Los Angeles counties. ith advanced arrangements and district approval, we offer our IEE services to central and northern California school districts.
The provision of FAPE for every student with an IEP is a Federal mandate. Similarly, Federal law states that every child with a suspected disability is entitled to a nondiscriminatory and unbiased educational evaluation for the qualification of school-based Special Education services. "Child Find" requires all public school districts to evaluate and identify children with disabilities who require specialized educational services within their district boundaries. Without a assessment of your student's neuropsychological strengths and weaknesses, it is difficult to understand how a they lean best. Information obtained via an IEE is crucial to ensure that you are able to identify your students capacity and learning preferences, and to help you decide on the most appropriate educational services and therapies. Child Find is our promise to you.