While you have the right to request an evaluation from the school district, there are many reasons why parents seek private evaluations. These include having a more extensive investigation of the problem, more guidance in finding the best interventions, and a more holistic approach to supporting your child at school, at home, with friends, and out in the world. A private evaluation may also be completed more quickly than a school assessment.
As part of the evaluation of your child’s areas of strengths and difficulties, I will also guide you through the process of getting help from the school. The evaluation will identify the way your child learns best as well as what support she will need to reach her highest potential. There are many ways to find help; together we will find the best match for your child.