Dr. Mayville provides a variety of services to aid in diagnostic and educational evaluation of children. These services are focused on developing an individualized diagnostic and/or learning profile for each individual, as well as detailed recommendations for addressing his or her needs.
The reports are intended to help guide the development of an appropriate educational program.
Evaluation services can constitute the psychological or psychoeducational portion of a triennial evaluation or an Independent Educational Evaluation (IEE).
An Educational Placement Evaluation can help answer many of the following questions:
- Is the child learning at an appropriate rate?
- Is a child ready for, or benefiting from inclusion?
- If a child is ready for inclusion, what activities or times of the day would the child be most likely to be successfully included with typical peers?
- Is the IEP written in a way that the measurement of objectives relates to an adequate change in the child’s performance?
- Are the primary teaching methodologies and curriculum appropriate for the child, and effectively implemented?
- Do the classrooms and other learning areas match the IEP, and is access to those environments sufficient to meet the child’s learning needs?
- Are the resources outlined in the IEP available and sufficient to meet the child’s learning needs?
- Are positive reinforcement and motivational systems in place and effective?
- Is the child being taught skills that will enhance their quality of their life in adulthood?
- Can the existing educational setting be sufficiently modified, or is an alternative classroom or setting necessary to ensure administration of an appropriate education?
An educational placement evaluation starts with the identification of a student’s unique strengths and needs, and ends with an informed expert opinion on the appropriateness of the IEP. This process considers the implementation of the IEP and generates recommendations for program modification, if changes are deemed necessary. Alternative educational environments may be considered.