[blindkid] Educational evaluations
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EMMOL at aol.com
Tue Sep 22 21:40:36 UTC 2009
I wonder if you might ask that the psychologist consult with an evaluator
from Overbrook. We had positive results from our contact with them, although
it was years ago with Early Intervention.
As I work for a district in NJ, I called to discuss with the company what
modifications they would recommend when doing psychological testing for a
blind child. (Again, years ago.)
We were fortunate to have a psychologist from our district evaluate when
they were testing for the Gifted Program. He knew our son and was comfortable
making modifications for blindness.
Date: Mon, 21 Sep 2009 21:51:17 -0400
From: holly miller <hollym12 at gmail.com>
Subject: [blindkid] School psych & educational evaluations
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Recently Hank had his 3 year IEP re-evaluations done.
In reading the reports, I'm wondering how his vision could be affecting his
ability to understand what was being asked of him & give the proper
It seems a no brainer that there would be some impact but since I have no
idea what the testing materials look like, it's hard to understand what
of the pitfalls would be.
At our next IEP meeting (Thursday) I'm going to ask them to explain & show
me the testing materials but I'd feel more confident if I can glean some of
this info ahead of time.
Hank is 9 and has Albinism. His acuity is 20/200 paired with photo-phobia
and Nystagmus. Which -for those of you who have been following our saga
know - in district & commission speak that means tossing him some hand held
magnifiers, dark pencils and slapping papers on the xyrox to enlarge them
should be all he needs.
The tests in question are
and Woodcock-Johnson III Form A
Thanks so much!
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