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LD Evaluation

COST & INCLUDES
Full evaluations are $2,100. (+travel, if required) US dollars and may include the following:
         *For financial assistance [$1,200*], granted only for extreme hardship, email help@dyscalculia.org.
        - Assessment cost is greatly reduced if you had recent similar testing. 
-A comprehensive written report - View Sample Report
-Deficit identification, diagnosis, prognosis & recommendations
-Learning style identification & recommendations
-Assistive Technology Assessment, AT Recommendations, AT Plan with Resources
-Official letter of diagnosis
-Identification of pertinent legal protections
-Documentation meeting all federal, state and institutional requirements
-Limited ongoing client email and text consultations
-Email consultations with school officials

GETTING STARTED
1. Contact Renee Newman, M.S., M.Ed., Educational Diagnostician, by email or call (313) 300-1901. 
    IQ and academic achievement tests are required. 

A.) Complete the Background Information Form
D.) Complete Cambridge Cognitive Tests  
     - create login; upgrade to pro - $10; results are stored online; notify us when test battery is completed. 
E.) Complete Test of Number Sense (select the 20-minute test; download results as pdf; forward report)
F.)  Submit your complete academic records: K-12 CA-60 Record Request Form; see #3 below.

2. Payment options:
(a) In person by credit or debit card, or by check or cash.
(b) By sending check or money order payable to:
    "Dyscalculia.org": 7420 Calhoun Street, Dearborn, Michigan 48126-1433. USA.
(c) By PayPal e-invoice via e-check, EFT, PayPal, credit card, debit card, or PayPal 6-month financing.
(d) E-payment: Amazon, Apple, Android, Google, Square, Venmo, etc. 

Receipts are formatted for submission for reimbursement from insurance or flex med spending accounts. 

3. Send copies of your complete* school record.  *As complete as possible.  
       [CA60 School Record Request Form]
       Dyscalculia.org, 7420 Calhoun Street, Dearborn, Michigan 48126 USA OR...
       **We recommend taking your documents to an office store and having them scanned
           to a PDF file and then emailed to testing@dyscalculia.org.
-Include: Elementary, Secondary, and College records
-Include results of all standardized intelligence & academic tests
 (Examples: IQ, WISC-III, IOWA, CAT, MEAP, NEAP, ACT, SAT, PSAT, Compass, RE)

4. Standardized IQ and achievement tests may be ordered
-Test results appear in written report
-Looking for significant gaps between IQ and performance
-Looking for pattern of strengths and weaknesses
-Looking for performance indicative of learning disorders

5. Public elementary & secondary students should immediately:
a. Begin a formal journal to track process and progress.
b. Record details of every action, communication, and relevant student experience.
c. Print out the LD Checklist.
d. Complete the LD Checklist and make a copy for the school. 
e. Compose a letter addressed to the school principal, requesting
    the student be tested for all areas of suspected disability indicated on the checklist. 
f. After receiving the written request, or teacher referral,
    the school has 30 days to respond to the request and to schedule an assessment.
g. The assessment must be completed within 30 days of the scheduled date and
h. Must conclude with an IEPC (Individual Education Programming Committee)
    meeting, held at a convenient place and time for all participants.
i. Consult the US primer on Special Education Law & Process.

TIMELINE

  1. Once all records are received and testing is completed, please allow 7-14 days for comprehensive review, analysis, and reporting. 
  2. Reports with diagnostic summary are emailed as a PDF.
  3. School officials may email the evaluator regarding report, recommendations, accommodations, and education law compliance. 
  4. Parents and students may email the evaluator for assistance at any time.