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Eligibility and Referral

Referral

Referrals for school psychology services are typically generated by the schoolís student study team (SST). Parents, teachers, special educators, administrators, and sometimes physicians refer when they suspect the child may have an educational disability. A team, including the parents, will meet to discuss the nature of the concern, the childís school history and current progress to determine the most appropriate course of action. Possible outcomes may include recommendations for classroom modifications or a full psycho-educational evaluation.

Evaluation

If an evaluation is recommended, the school psychologist will follow guidelines established by IDEIA and the OR State Department of Ed. A developmental history, educational file review, parent/teacher/student interviews, observations, and standardized assessments of intellectual ability, adaptive behavior, behavioral functioning, or emotional status may be included. Evaluations are designed to provide information to help identify possible educational disabilities including learning disability, emotional disturbance, autism spectrum disorder, intellectual disability or other health impairment impacting education. Written consent of the parent is always required before evaluation occurs.

Eligibility

Upon completion of the evaluation, the school psychologist presents their findings to the educational team, including the studentís parents and teachers. If the child demonstrates characteristics of an educational disability and that disability adversely impact their education, and individualized education plan will be developed.

If the educational team determines that the student does not have an educational disability, the school psychologist may continue to consult with the regular education teacher to identify possible accommodations which address the student's learning profile.

The eligibility requirements for each educational disability in Oregon is described on the Oregon Department of Education (ODE) website. To talk to a specialist concerning any of these disabilities, call the Oregon Department of Education at 503-378-3600 x2320.




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