The school psychologists on our team can help you if you need an independent psychological evaluation. Parents request independent evaluations from school psychologists for many reasons. We’ve listed some of our most common below:

  • You believe your student has diverse learning needs (gifted and/or significant difficulties in one or more academic or social-emotional areas) and you’re wondering whether he or she needs specialized support at school or an Individual Education Plan/504 plan.
  • You had an evaluation done at school, but you’re unsure of the results and want a second opinion. Your school has denied your request for a special education evaluation, and you want a second opinion about this decision.
  • You would like a private evaluation, but your insurance will not cover it. Our evaluations are typically significantly more affordable than private evaluations done in medical settings like hospitals or clinics.
  • We complete our evaluation in your home!
  • Our school psychologists deeply understand the school system and communicate with the school more effectively than many hospital or clinic-based school psychologists. A school psychologist’s advanced graduate training is specifically centered around special education criteria and eligibility, and our team members have all worked full time as school-based school psychologists and understand the school’s perspective, the laws that govern the whole process, and can help you from beginning to end.
  • We can provide continuity of support and services. After the evaluation, if you would like an advocate to attend the eligibility meeting with you, the Chicago Home Tutor can match you with a great advocate. If your student needs high-quality, ongoing support to meet his or her social-emotional and academic needs, we can help with that as well!

Please contact us if you have any questions!

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