Private evaluations are different from evaluations done by the school. One difference is that the process isn’t covered under IDEA like school evaluations are. (IDEA is the federal special education law.) So you don’t have the same legal protections.
They’re also not arranged and paid for by the school. You’ll need to find, hire the private evaluator yourself. The costs can be very high. Sometimes, insurance will cover private evaluations.
There are also ways you might be able to get a low-cost or free private evaluation. But for the most part, parents pay out of pocket.For H1B Visa Process Visit UT Evaluators.
A private evaluation is a tool to better understand your child’s challenges and get the best help possible. But it’s also a business transaction. The more you ask up front, the better able you’ll be to choose a good evaluator for your child and avoid disagreements.
Here are the questions to ask before hiring a Private Evaluator are as follows
Are you a licensed provider?
What is your area of specialization?
How many years have you been in practice?
Do you have expertise in evaluating kids with learning and thinking differences?
How many children have you evaluated who have difficulties like my child’s?
How much will the evaluation cost?
What is the wait time for starting the evaluation? (It’s usually a good sign if the evaluator isn’t available immediately.)
What should my child and I expect on the day of the evaluation? How long will it take?
What types of tests are you planning to give my child?
Will you be completing the evaluation yourself, or will you have interns or assistants doing some of it?
When will the results of the evaluation be ready?
Can you make specific recommendations for interventions and accommodations to me, teachers, schools psychologists, and others who work with my child?
Would you be willing to talk to these professionals before and/or after the evaluation process?
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Watch a video that shows what happens in a dyslexia evaluation. And learn about types of tests used to diagnose different learning and thinking differences.