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Suggested Questions to Ask Regarding LD Asssessments
Why might I want to seek the help of a private
While a school psychologist can assess a learning disability, you may want
to pay a private professional to perform the learning disability
assessment tests because:
Note: Some school districts will not accept results of tests performed
by non-school personnel. Check with your school before using private
- Your child is in private school.
- Your school puts your child on a waiting list and you want immediate
- A private professional may provide more follow on recommendations and
- A private professional can help with referrals to advocates who
you work with your school.
Before the Learning Disabilities Assessment
- What type of training has the professional had?
- How much experience has the professional had in performing
- What areas will the assessment test? Will I have to visit another
professional for more tests?
- How long will the assessment take?
- How much will the assessment cost?
- Will my insurance cover the cost of the assessment?
- Will I receive a final written report and will the final report
integrate all of the individual tests performed?
- Will the assessment include all of the tests required by public
schools so that my child will receive help at school?
After the Learning Disabilities Assessment/ When
- What do the results mean?
- Based on the test results, what are the next steps?
- How quickly should we address the problems?
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Disclaimer: ISER provides this information in an effort to aid parents in
selecting a private education professional. We do not endorse or
recommend any particular referral source, type of professional,or