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Private Evaluators

Private evaluators are available to provide testing for your child.

A school that specializes in your child’s disability can be a good resource.

Questions to ask a Private Evaluator:

  1. When is the first available appointment?
  2. What is the cost of an evaluation? Is there a sliding scale?
  3. What types of insurance is accepted?
  4. Who will do the actually testing?

When speaking with the evaluator before your initial appointment, have with you the following:

  • Your child’s school reports
  • Formulate a description of your child’s issues
  • Be prepared to tell the evaluator why you are seeking an evaluation.
  • Ask what testing the evaluation includes
  • Will they review the school evaluations and add to what you already know about your child?
  • Will they highlight gaps in your child learning and help you document your child’s educational progress or lack of progress?
  • Are they knowledgeable about the disabilities and language used in state and Federal laws?
  • How detailed will their recommendation be? Will their recommendations include the number of times/days for therapies/remediation?
  • Will they recommend specific programs?
  • How long after the testing can you except your report (avg. 6-8 weeks)?
  • Will they attend your Team meeting at school & if so, is there an extra cost?
  • Do they have a referring relationship with the school district? (is there a conflict of interest)?
  • Have they done work for your school district or regional collaborative?


Private Evaluators (links provided by SEPAC members)

Child Development Network        Lexington, MA              781-861-6655


Please note that the Concord Public/Concord-Carlisle Regional SEPAC does not guarantee the accuracy or completeness of any information presented on any third-party website listed on this site. In addition, the SEPAC does not endorse any of the informational content appearing on third-party websites or any of the providers listed on the SEPAC website. The SEPAC merely provides a listing of organizations available to consumers. It is up to you, the consumer, to do your due diligence.

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