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Independent
Educational Evaluations (IEE)

Get an impartial evaluation of your child’s learning

Are You Concerned the School District Evaluation Didn’t Capture the Whole Picture Of How Your Child Learns?

You place a lot of trust in the educators who work with your child, and rightly so, but at the end of the day, you’re the expert on your child.

If you feel like the school district testing doesn’t match what you know about your child or doesn’t provide the help they need, it may be time to schedule an Independent Education Evaluation.

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What is an IEE?

An Independent Educational Evaluation (IEE) serves as a second opinion about your child’s learning strengths and needs from a practitioner not affiliated with your child’s school district.

An IEE helps you get the information you need so your child can receive an appropriate educational program.

When Should You Request An IEE?

Some common reasons you may seek an independent evaluation are:

  • You believe your child should receive special education services, but the school district says they do not qualify.
  • The evaluation did not evaluate all areas of need and/or parent concern.
  • You disagree with the school district’s assessment of your child.
  • You do not think that the school district is implementing your child’s IEP correctly.
  • You feel that your current IEP or 504 plan doesn’t offer the accommodations your child needs.
  • You disagree with a proposed decrease in services for your child.

Ultimately, it’s up to you as a parent to decide if an IEE would help your child.

WHAT WE PROVIDE

Get the Right Accommodations For Your Child

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Confidence To Seek Services For Your Child

We provide a second opinion about how your child learns to empower you with data as you request services for your child.

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A Clinical Diagnosis For School & Community Support

We can provide clinical diagnoses for several learning differences, such as ADHD, dyslexia, and autism so you can access resources to help your child.

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A Clear Path Forward

Understand your child’s learning needs so you can help the educational team create an effective plan to help your child learn and grow.

What To Expect During Your Child’s Evaluation

Our Independent Educational Evaluation Process

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STEP 1

Connect With
Our Team

Let’s talk about whether an Independent Educational Evaluation will provide the answers and clarity you need but have not yet received from the school district’s testing. 

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STEP 2

Conduct the Assessment

Our assessment depends on your child’s age but typically involves: asking your child questions, observing their behavior, interviewing parents, teachers, and other adults who spend time with your child, and conducting standardized assessments. 

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STEP 3

Get Results
& Answers

We provide a comprehensive report within three weeks of completing testing. We’ll schedule a time for a thorough review of the report with you and answer any questions you may have.

 
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STEP 4

Find Your
Path Forward

We create a path forward for your child with recommendations to the highest-quality, trusted providers in our community so they can get the best support as quickly as possible. 

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Answering Parent’s Top Questions About Independent Educational Evaluation

Call, text, or fill out the contact form below to get on our schedule or discuss your situation and get insight. 

You have the right to choose your own assessor. Per the Individuals With Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), the school district cannot restrict your choice of independent assessor.  

Under the IDEA, parents can request an IEE covered at public expense if they disagree with the outcome of the school district’s testing. When a parent requests an IEE at the school district’s expense, the district must either cover the cost of the IEE or file a due process complaint to request a hearing to show that its evaluation was sufficient and accurate.

You also have the option to pay for the assessment yourself.

Please see our Billing & Insurance page for additional information.

An Independent Educational Evaluation is conducted over two days with sessions of 3-hours each day.

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Our comprehensive report will be ready for you within three weeks of completing all aspects of the evaluation and interviews.

After you get the report, we meet to review it together, answer questions, and provide helpful recommendations for therapies, professionals to follow up with, and community resources.

Still Have Questions?

Get in touch with our team. 

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Let us know how we can help. You’re welcome to fill out a form or give us a call or text at 669-282-2510

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