SPECIAL EDUCATION ADVOCATE
Helping Students Reach Their Potential, Pre-K through College
The school will indicate the special education evaluation type by a yes (included), or no (not included). The evaluation types should be/are determined by areas of suspected disability.
Parents can accept the proposed evaluations in full, reject in full (no special education evaluation), partially accept some of the evaluations but not all, and request specific types of assessments for inclusion (for example, the CTOPP for testing for dyslexia).
Request the reports two (2) days prior to the team discussion. This allows you to be a full contributor at the upcoming meeting. You enter prepared having read through the evaluation results and prepare your talking points.
An important input not to miss. A written statement puts the school on notice with the information about your child's suspected disabilities. Share, in writing, your observations, conversations, and details. (If its not written, it didn't happen).