Educational Placement Evaluations

The Institute for Educational Planning (IEP), a CCCD subsidiary agency, is a psychological assessment clinic serving children with known or suspected special needs. Children and adolescents are typically referred for assessments of developmental disabilities and autism, though other conditions may also be the focus of evaluation (e.g., disruptive behavior disorders, impulse control disorders, mood disorders, anxiety disorders).

For more information on the variety of assessment services offered by IEP, click on the headings below:

Psychoeducational Evaluation

Assessment may be completed in any or all of the following areas as determined by the referral question(s):

.....• Cognitive functioning
.....• Academic Achievement
.....• Adaptive Behavior
.....• Social and Play Skills
.....• Clinical symptomatology (e.g., autistic behavior, attentional difficulties)
.....• School Observation

Psychological evaluations typically include detailed recommendations regarding treatment and/or educational strategies. Whether or not the student meets criteria for a clinical diagnosis is addressed in the psychological evaluation.

A 45 minute phone meeting to discuss the results of the report is included upon request. This meeting is typically scheduled after parents and caregivers have read through the final report. Participation in Planning and Placement Team (PPT) meetings occur by phone and are billed as a separate service. All meetings must be scheduled in advance.

Additional services can be incorporated into the assessment as needed (e.g., home observation, detailed data review of graphs and program descriptions) for an additional charge. These assessments will be conducted only following consultation with the student’s parent or guardian and/or educational authority regarding the need for additional testing, as well as a fee estimate for this service.

Educational Placement Evaluations

Assessments may be completed and recommendations may be offered in any or all of the following areas as determined by the referral question(s):

.....• Appropriateness of current educational placement, accommodations, and
....... teaching strategies
.....• Readiness for inclusion in regular education settings

A two-hour on-site observation of one setting (e.g., school, home) is standard in the educational placement evaluation. Travel and mileage is included for in-state clients. For out-of-state clients, the client will be billed the federal mileage rate and an hourly travel rate (listed below). Scheduling of the observation is coordinated by our clinical staff.

Detailed recommendations for indicated educational interventions, personnel, and resources are offered in the report. A 45 phone minute meeting to discuss the results of the report is included, and is typically scheduled after relevant parties have read through the final report. Attendance of Planning and Placement Team (PPT) meetings occur by phone and are billed as a separate service.

Additional services can be incorporated into the assessment as needed or upon request (e.g., standardized assessment, observation of a second educational setting) for an additional fee. These assessments will be conducted only following consultation with the student’s parent/guardian and/or educational authority regarding the need for additional testing, as well as a fee estimate for this service.

Additional Evaluation Services

.....• Comprehensive ABA document review (all aspects of educational programs
........based in behavior analysis: for example, data sheets, program descriptions,
....... mastery sheets, and graphed data)
.....• Participating via phone in PPT meetings or other planning or review meetings
.....• DDS Eligibility Evaluation
.....• Consultation
.....• Functional Behavior Assessments
.....• Guardianship Evaluations
.....• Staff/Parent Training
.....• Autism Specific Evaluation for Adults: Unlike our evaluations for children
....... which will inform a comprehensive psychological profile the adult specific
....... evaluation evaluations only the question of whether or not the individual meet
....... criteria for autism spectrum disorder. If the individual does not, Dr. Mayville
........will make referrals for further assessment.
.....• IQ testing Child-Adult

Follow-Up School Observation
.....

.....• School Observation (typically 2 hours) billed hourly
.....• Observation Write-up billed hourly (a standard part of a follow-up school
........observation)
.....• Document Review billed hourly (available upon request)

Legal Services

.....• Preparation and Record Review
.....• Expert Witness Testimony

Speech and Language Testing

A Speech and Language Evaluation can be added as an additional service to the Psychological Evaluation. Assessments and recommendations are completed by an independent Certified Speech Language Pathologist, and may be completed in any or all of the following areas as determined by the referral question(s):

.....• Expressive Language
.....• Receptive Language
.....• Pragmatics
.....• Play/Pre-linguistic skills
.....• Oral Peripheral examination
.....• Speech Parameters- articulation, fluency, prosody, rate, voice

Travel Fees

Travel will be included for all in-state services. Out-of-state travel fees for observations and Planning and Placement Team meetings are charged at an hourly rate. A mileage charge will also be incurred at the federal reimbursement rate.


If you would like to make an appointment or have any questions about the Institute for Educational Planning, please contact the IEP Office Manager/Clinical Assistant, Erica Cardona at 203-477-4125 or cardona@iepinc.org