Evaluation is an essential beginning step in the special education process for a child with a disability. Before a child can receive special education and related services for the first time, a full and individual initial evaluation of the child must be conducted to see if the child has a disability and is eligible for special education. Informed parent consent must be obtained before this evaluation may be conducted.
Every three years an review of existing data is conducted (REED) to determine if re-testing is needed. A parent or ARD committee member may request additional testing to be considered by the team. An evaluator must be present at any meeting where evaluations are discussed.
The evaluation process is guided by requirements in our nation’s special education law, the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). Here is a great resource that explains the evaluation process: http://www.parentcenterhub.org/repository/evaluation/
TSD is lucky to have an amazing evaluation team. This team works hard to ensure that special education laws are followed and that your child is able to access all of the services they may be eligible to receive.
Meet the Team
Rachele Leo, Educational Diagnostician
Early Learning Center
Brianne Weber, NCSP, LSSP
VP: 512-410-6639 |Send email
Rebecca Mowell, NCSP, LSSP
VP: 512-410-6287 |Send email