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Checklist: Things to Consider When Hiring a Private Evaluator

By Amanda Morin

Hiring a private evaluator to work with your child is a big decision. A good evaluation can provide you with a lot of information about your child’s learning and attention issues. That can open the door to getting services to help your child.

Working with someone who makes you and your child feel at ease isn’t enough. Here are some things to consider when hiring a private evaluator.

Questions About the Evaluator
Questions About Payments
Questions About the Process

The results of a private evaluation can help pinpoint your child’s areas of difficulty. This can guide decisions about the kind of support your child needs. Learn more about private evaluations.

About the Author

Portrait of Amanda Morin

Amanda Morin is a parent advocate, a former teacher and the author of The Everything Parent’s Guide to Special Education.

Reviewed by

Portrait of Sheldon Horowitz

Sheldon H. Horowitz, Ed.D., is senior director of learning resources and research at the National Center for Learning Disabilities.

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