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“You should have your child evaluated.” No parent wants to hear their child may have a learning difference or a disability, but every parent wants the best for their child. When a recommendation for a learning evaluation is made, it’s important to take that recommendation seriously and seek out professional help to ensure that your child is receiving the support they need to succeed in and out of school.
One of the most important decisions to make after being recommended to seek out an evaluation is what type of evaluation to receive. Although your child may be entitled to an evaluation through their school, there are benefits and limitations of public school evaluations and private practice evaluations. To help you evaluate your options, let’s compare private clinic evaluations and public school evaluations for learning differences.
Public school learning evaluations are focused on determining a child’s eligibility for accommodations, supports, and special education services in the school setting.
Similar to a public school learning evaluation, a private clinic learning evaluation can also help a child receive accommodations, supports, and special education services. However, there are several key differences.
Parallel is a private clinic with unique capabilities that solve many of the problems associated with traditional learning evaluations. Parallel’s comprehensive learning evaluations are conducted within a month, virtually, allowing your child to be comfortable in their own home, and at a fraction of the cost of a standard private practice evaluation. Parallel Learning assessments are also more efficient and provide additional support for families, answering questions they may have while making this process as smooth as possible. Parallel evaluations also provide deeper insight into a child’s strengths and weaknesses, and they provide a plan for in and out of school.
Have questions about comprehensive learning evaluations? Contact the Parallel Learning team today!