Part 6 - Understand the Various Methods of Assessment Options Available to the Multidisciplinary Team

ASSESSMENT IN SPECIAL EDUCATION SERIES

Introduction

The assessment of a student for a suspected disability should be considered a very serious process. This is a process that will determine the educational direction of a student and there-by change many factors in his/her life. The purpose of a multidisciplinary approach is to make sure that the student is provided with the most comprehensive assessment by a variety of professionals who will evaluate the child on many levels. Once the team has all the paperwork, as previously mentioned, they will begin this process. The team must by law, keep in mind the required components of a comprehensive assessment. This issue of the Assessment in Special Education Series will go over the various tools used by this team in its goal of determining the presence of a disability.

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