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Evaluating Children for Disability (Updated May 2014) (NICHCY resource)

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Evaluation is an essential beginning step in the special education process for a child with a disability. Before a child can receive special education and related services for the first time, a full and individual initial evaluation of the child must be conducted to see if the child has a disability and is eligible for special education. Informed parent consent must be obtained before this evaluation may be conducted.

Tag(s): ADD/ADHD After High School Autism Spectrum Disorder Deaf-Blind Developmental Delay Early Childhood Early Intervention Elementary Emotional Disabilities Federal Laws Hearing Impairment High School Individualized Education Program (IEP) Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) Intellectual Disabilities Learning Disability Middle School Mild/Moderate Disabilities Multiple Disabilities Orthopedic Impairment Other Health Impairment Parent/Family Preschool Speech/Language Impairment Traumatic Brain Injury Vision Impairment