Independent Educational Evaluations (IEE) / Psychoeducational Evaluations

Psycheducational evaluations focus on a child's struggles academically based on age, education and cognitive functioning of the child. This evaluation can help to identify if your child has specific learning disability in reading, writing or mathematics or if their struggles are related to cognitive or psychological factors.

We can help

If you, as the parent, disagree with the school's initial evaluation you have the legal right to challenge their findings; this is where the IEE comes in. An IEE is typically generally done when parents and the school disagree about the school's evaluation. Sometimes the school will request an IEE when they would like someone with additional expertise to conduct the evaluation.

Reasons to request an IEE

The reasons for requesting an individual evaluation are varied, these may include:

  • You believe the evaluator did not have the expertise to make the conculsions that were made
  • Your child and the evaluator did not develop a clinical relationship in order to conduct a accurate assessment
  • You disagree with the scores or the standardized measures used
  • You believe that findings were predetermined or based on other things rather than the results of the assessment
  • Your child's eligibility for special education was denied
  • It seems like the test scores are accurate but the summary does not match the findings
  • It doesn't appear that the assessor got to know your child or you are confused by the presented report
  • You don't trust the evaluator is able to do an objective assessment of your child
  • You feel like the report is missing something, off, or just doesn't fit with your opinion of your child's needs.

At the Family Guidance and Therapy Center our team offers private Independent Educational Evaluations that will help identify your child's problem areas in school and will help guide you to a plan of action for helping them achieve success!

How Does It Work?

Our multidisciplinary evaluation team includes our Licensed Clinical Psychologist, our Educational Psychologist, our Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA), our Occupational Therapist (OT), and our Speech and Language Therapist (SLT).

We assess cognitive abilities, academic skills, neurodevelopmental concerns (e.g. language, attention, and sensory-motor domains), as well as behavioral and social-emotional functioning. 

 We have you come into the clinic for two to three visits lasting approximately three to four hours each. We also go to the school for an observation and to meet with teachers and professionals at the school.

We will also be reviewing your child's records: previous evaluations and IEP and medical records.

How Long Does it Take?

These assessments can take up to six weeks, including report.

At the Family Guidance and Therapy Center there is no wait for any diagnostic assessment or evaluation.

How Much Does it Cost?

The full assessment and evaluation will cost $3600 - $5000*. If your child's school requested the IEE, they may be required to pay for the assessment.

*Cost varies depending on school district and travel requirements.
*Attendance at IEP meeting and school visits are included in the cost.
* Every diagnostic assessment is specifically tailored to the person, funding source and needs of the individual. Please give us a call and we can customize a plan and price point that will meet your needs.

If you have health insurance, there is a possibility that all or part of your psych testing is covered.

It is our goal to make this process as easy as possible for you, especially when it comes to paying for an assessment. We are prepared to accept insurance for all evaluations and will work with your insurance provider to help you qualify. In-Network Status is pending for all major health insurances, please call us for the most updated list. It is our goal to make this process as easy as possible for you, especially when it comes to paying for an assessment. We are prepared to accept insurance for all evaluations and will work with your insurance provider to help you qualify. We are in-network with several health insurance companies including Aetna, Anthem, Cigna, BlueShield of CA. This is list is growing every day.

We can also check your benefits for out of network costs. If you decide to use your out of network benefits, we will bill your insurance for you. No superbills or waiting on reimbursements. If you are uninsured, we are able to offer sliding scale fees or payment plans for those with financial hardship.

Technical Details

Sample IEE Assessment Battery for Autism Spectrum Disorder

  • Kaufman Assessment Battery for Children, Second Edition Normative Update (KABC-2 NU): An individually administered measure of the processing and cognitive abilities of children and adolescents aged 3–18.
  • Kaufman Test of Educational Achievement, 3rd Edition (KTEA-3): An individually administered battery that provides in-depth assessment and evaluation of key academic skills.
  • Monteiro Interview Guidelines for Diagnosing the Autism Spectrum, Second Edition (MIGDAS-2): includes parent/caregiver and teacher participation, provides a sensory-based process for gathering and organizing the qualitative information needed to diagnose autism in children, adolescents, and adults.
  • Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule, Second Edition (ADOS-2): An instrument for diagnosing and assessing autism, consists of a series of structured and semi-structured tasks that involve social interaction between the examiner and the person under assessment.
  • Behavior Assessment Scales for Children, Third Edition (BASC-3): A comprehensive set of rating scales and forms including the Teacher Rating Scales (TRS), Parent Rating Scales (PRS), Self-Report of Personality (SRP), Student Observation System (SOS), and Structured Developmental History (SDH).
  • Clinical Assessment of Pragmatics (CAPs): Uses video scenes of real people in social situations to assess an examinee's ability to understand and use pragmatic language, including nonverbal cues, as well as overall dynamics of social context.
  • Clinical Evaluation of Language Fundamentals, Fifth Edition (CELF-5): Assesses reading comprehension, structured writing, and social language skills.
  • Sensory Processing Measure (SPM): Provides a complete picture of children’s sensory functioning at home, at school, and in the community.
  • Adaptive Behavior Assessment System, Third Edition (ABAS-3): Comprehensive behavior rating scale measures daily living skills.
  • Social Responsiveness Scale™, Second Edition (SRS-2): Identifies the presence and severity of social impairment within the autism spectrum and differentiates it from that which occurs in other disorders.

Live purposefully. Love fully. Grow with us!

Independent Educational Evaluations (IEE) / Psychoeducational Evaluations

Psycheducational evaluations focus on a child's struggles academically based on age, education and cognitive functioning of the child. This evaluation can help to identify if your child has specific learning disability in reading, writing or mathematics or if their struggles are related to cognitive or psychological factors.

We can help

If you, as the parent, disagree with the school's initial evaluation you have the legal right to challenge their findings; this is where the IEE comes in. An IEE is typically generally done when parents and the school disagree about the school's evaluation. Sometimes the school will request an IEE when they would like someone with additional expertise to conduct the evaluation.

Reasons to request an IEE

The reasons for requesting an individual evaluation are varied, these may include:

  • You believe the evaluator did not have the expertise to make the conculsions that were made
  • Your child and the evaluator did not develop a clinical relationship in order to conduct a accurate assessment
  • You disagree with the scores or the standardized measures used
  • You believe that findings were predetermined or based on other things rather than the results of the assessment
  • Your child's eligibility for special education was denied
  • It seems like the test scores are accurate but the summary does not match the findings
  • It doesn't appear that the assessor got to know your child or you are confused by the presented report
  • You don't trust the evaluator is able to do an objective assessment of your child
  • You feel like the report is missing something, off, or just doesn't fit with your opinion of your child's needs.

At the Family Guidance and Therapy Center our team offers private Independent Educational Evaluations that will help identify your child's problem areas in school and will help guide you to a plan of action for helping them achieve success!

How Does It Work?

Our multidisciplinary evaluation team includes our Licensed Clinical Psychologist, our Educational Psychologist, our Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA), our Occupational Therapist (OT), and our Speech and Language Therapist (SLT).

We assess cognitive abilities, academic skills, neurodevelopmental concerns (e.g. language, attention, and sensory-motor domains), as well as behavioral and social-emotional functioning. 

 We have you come into the clinic for two to three visits lasting approximately three to four hours each. We also go to the school for an observation and to meet with teachers and professionals at the school.

We will also be reviewing your child's records: previous evaluations and IEP and medical records.

How Long Does it Take?

These assessments can take up to six weeks, including report.

At the Family Guidance and Therapy Center there is no wait for any diagnostic assessment or evaluation.

How Much Does it Cost?

The full assessment and evaluation will cost $3600 - $5000*. If your child's school requested the IEE, they may be required to pay for the assessment.

*Cost varies depending on school district and travel requirements.
*Attendance at IEP meeting and school visits are included in the cost.
* Every diagnostic assessment is specifically tailored to the person, funding source and needs of the individual. Please give us a call and we can customize a plan and price point that will meet your needs.

If you have health insurance, there is a possibility that all or part of your psych testing is covered.

It is our goal to make this process as easy as possible for you, especially when it comes to paying for an assessment. We are prepared to accept insurance for all evaluations and will work with your insurance provider to help you qualify. In-Network Status is pending for all major health insurances, please call us for the most updated list. It is our goal to make this process as easy as possible for you, especially when it comes to paying for an assessment. We are prepared to accept insurance for all evaluations and will work with your insurance provider to help you qualify. We are in-network with several health insurance companies including Aetna, Anthem, Cigna, BlueShield of CA. This is list is growing every day.

We can also check your benefits for out of network costs. If you decide to use your out of network benefits, we will bill your insurance for you. No superbills or waiting on reimbursements. If you are uninsured, we are able to offer sliding scale fees or payment plans for those with financial hardship.

Technical Details

Sample IEE Assessment Battery for Autism Spectrum Disorder

  • Kaufman Assessment Battery for Children, Second Edition Normative Update (KABC-2 NU): An individually administered measure of the processing and cognitive abilities of children and adolescents aged 3–18.
  • Kaufman Test of Educational Achievement, 3rd Edition (KTEA-3): An individually administered battery that provides in-depth assessment and evaluation of key academic skills.
  • Monteiro Interview Guidelines for Diagnosing the Autism Spectrum, Second Edition (MIGDAS-2): includes parent/caregiver and teacher participation, provides a sensory-based process for gathering and organizing the qualitative information needed to diagnose autism in children, adolescents, and adults.
  • Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule, Second Edition (ADOS-2): An instrument for diagnosing and assessing autism, consists of a series of structured and semi-structured tasks that involve social interaction between the examiner and the person under assessment.
  • Behavior Assessment Scales for Children, Third Edition (BASC-3): A comprehensive set of rating scales and forms including the Teacher Rating Scales (TRS), Parent Rating Scales (PRS), Self-Report of Personality (SRP), Student Observation System (SOS), and Structured Developmental History (SDH).
  • Clinical Assessment of Pragmatics (CAPs): Uses video scenes of real people in social situations to assess an examinee's ability to understand and use pragmatic language, including nonverbal cues, as well as overall dynamics of social context.
  • Clinical Evaluation of Language Fundamentals, Fifth Edition (CELF-5): Assesses reading comprehension, structured writing, and social language skills.
  • Sensory Processing Measure (SPM): Provides a complete picture of children’s sensory functioning at home, at school, and in the community.
  • Adaptive Behavior Assessment System, Third Edition (ABAS-3): Comprehensive behavior rating scale measures daily living skills.
  • Social Responsiveness Scale™, Second Edition (SRS-2): Identifies the presence and severity of social impairment within the autism spectrum and differentiates it from that which occurs in other disorders.

Live purposefully. Love fully. Grow with us!

Point Loma Location
619-600-0683 

Mira Mesa/Scripps Ranch
619-600-0683 

Austin/Central Texas
512-643-4446

Temecula
951-506-1919

Orange County
657-999-3232

Petaluma
707-533-1230

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Point Loma Location
619-600-0683

Mira Mesa/Scripps Ranch
619-600-0683

Austin/Central Texas
512-643-4446

Orange County
657-999-3232

Inland Empire (Temecula)
951-506-1919

Petaluma
707-533-1230

 

 

Copyright 2016-2019 |  Website: AlfordCreative | Terms of Use

 

 

Point Loma Location
619-600-0683

Mira Mesa/Scripps Ranch
619-600-0683

Austin/Central Texas
512-643-4446

Temecula
951-506-1919

Orange County
657-999-3232  

Petaluma
707-533-1230

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