Helping Others Help Their Students
Students who are visually impaired, deafblind, or deaf with other disabilities have unique learning needs. Their education programs will greatly impact their future and the way they learn and grow. So it's essential that parents and school staff have a clear understanding of their student's abilities and needs. That's why our Educational Programs Department offers diagnostic evaluations of children age 3 to 22 who are in public, home or private school settings.
Diagnosing Needs, Evaluating Potential
Formally evaluating each student's strengths and needs allows teachers and parents to develop individualized education programs that provide appropriate learning experiences for the student. Our team of experts can assess a specific area of development such as cognition, communication, motor or vision-related compensatory skills, as well as provide a comprehensive evaluation in several areas. This menu approach allows individuals to customize their evaluation to what they need to know. The evaluation takes from one to two days on the Perkins campus to complete, and may be paid for by either the parents or school district.
We use a team approach, with each evaluator assessing the student in his or her area of expertise. Comprised of the teaching and clinical/related service professionals who work directly with the students enrolled in one of our on-campus programs, our evaluation teams have unparalleled knowledge of and experience with students who are blind, deafblind and deaf with other disabilities.
After the evaluation is completed, a comprehensive evaluation report with recommendations for the student's educational program and community environment is provided.
Requesting an Evaluation
Our nearly two centuries of expertise can help to develop an appropriate education program for your student or child.