Evaluation is the process for determining whether a child has a disability and needs special education and related services. It’s the first step in developing an educational program that will help the child learn. A full and individual initial evaluation must be done before the initial provision of any special education or related services to a child with a disability.
Evaluation involves gathering information from a variety of sources about a child’s functioning and development in all areas of suspected disability, including information provided by the parent. The evaluation may look at cognitive, behavioral, physical, and developmental factors, as well as other areas. All this information is used to determine the child’s educational needs.
A full and individual educational evaluation serves many important purposes:
Planning an Individualized Education Program (IEP). It provides information that can help you and the school develop an appropriate IEP for your child.
Instructional strategies. It can help determine what strategies may be most effective in helping your child learn.
Measuring progress. It establishes a baseline for measuring your child’s educational progress. The evaluation process establishes a foundation for developing an appropriate educational program. The public agency must provide a copy of the evaluation report and the documentation of determination of eligibility to the parent. Even if the evaluation results show that your child does not need special education and related services, the information may still be used to help your child in a regular education program.
What does it mean for your child to have an evaluation at Delaware Valley Brain and Spine and Sports Medicine?
Cognitive testing, educational evaluation, and academic assessment can answer your
questions about the learning problems that your child may struggle with on a daily basis
in school, college or at work.
Testing can help determine whether you need extra time to complete various work-
related assignments or tests.
Testing and assessment will help identify specific cognitive problems and academic
weaknesses that prevent your child from achieving your goals at work or academic success
Testing and assessment can determine cognitive and academic strengths that
your child will need to leverage to achieve success in school and get ahead at work.
Cognitive testing, educational evaluation and academic assessment help
determine the learning style and various cognitive and academic strengths and
weaknesses that underlie learning problems, possible learning disability, the need for
extra time on tests and assignments, or simply minimized difficulty in learning certain
Cognitive testing, educational evaluation and academic assessment will help
determine whether your child will qualify for extra time on tests, such as SAT, GRE, PAARC
or other state-wide exams.
Cognitive testing, educational evaluation and academic assessment can help
diagnose a learning disability.
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