Private vs. School Evaluations: Pros and Cons

You’ve decided to have your child evaluated. The next question is: How? You can request that the school do the testing , or you can hire a private evaluator . Each option has benefits and drawbacks. Which one is best depends on your and your child’s needs and preferences. Here are the pros and cons of each.

You may choose your own private evaluator, but they may not be able to observe your child in a classroom setting. School-based testing is free, but the results become part of your child’s permanent school records and may be viewed by anyone who has the right to look at those records. How do you decide which option is best for your family?

Excerpted from “Private vs. School Evaluations: Pros and Cons” from Understood. Read the full article for a comparison of private evaluations and school-based evaluations with respect to the evaluator, the process, and the experience.

Source: Understood | Private vs. School Evaluations: Pros and Cons, https://www.understood.org/articles/en/private-vs-school-evaluations-pros-and-cons | Copyright © 2014–2022 Understood for All Inc.

If you have concerns about your child or teen, CHC Care Coordinators can arrange a free 30-minute consultation so you can explore options with an expert. We invite you to call or email us at 650.688.3625 or careteam@stage.chconline.org to set up an initial Parent Consultation appointment. CHC teletherapy services are available now.

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