Types of Evaluations
Hearing (audiological) Evaluation: identify if there is hearing loss, cause of hearing loss, degree and one/both ears of hearing loss, and best treatment options.
Psychological: a set of assessment procedures administered to obtain information about an individual’s unique intellectual, personality, and emotional functioning. May include, but is not limited to: intelligence testing, educational achievement testing, personality evaluation, a vocational interest evaluation, assessment of brain damage.
Educational: tests administered can include assessment of reading, writing, math, academics, and executive skills. Some educational evaluations include IEP review and feedback as well as recommendations.
Speech & Language: an assessment of receptive language, expressive language, phonological processing, articulation, voice, auditory memory, pragmatics, this could include diagnosis of dyslexia. Some speech language evaluations include IEP review and feedback as well as recommendations.
Physical Therapist: an evaluation of physical activities such as sitting, standing, crawling, walking, running, and climbing.
Psychiatric: assessment can include numerous components such as norm-referenced psychological tests, informal tests and surveys, interview information, school or medical records, medical evaluation and observational data.
Neuropsychological: gives you a comprehensive picture of your child's approach to doing things, based on patterns of strengths, weaknesses and integration among a range of neurological measures. Can diagnose Autism, ADHD, Learning Disabilities, etc.
Central Auditory Processing: evaluates the auditory pathways within the central nervous system or brain may be performed.
Assistive Technology: an assessment that identifies the needs of the student by matching the strengths and weaknesses of the student to the device.
Vocational: an assessment to determine a student's strengths, abilities and needs in an actual or simulated work setting or in real work sample experiences.
Functional Behavior: assessment is a problem-solving process for addressing student problem behavior. It is used to identify the purposes of specific behavior and to help IEP team select interventions to directly address the problem behavior.