Last #T5Tue, I talked about the difference between a psychoeducational and a Neuropsychological evaluation.
But where do you go? Here are a few suggestions of where you can start -
- The Children's Evaluation and Rehabilitation Center (CERC) in the Rose F. Kennedy Center | Albert Einstein College of Medicine. (The Bronx)
- New York Presbyterian
- The McCarton Center
- The Child Study Center | www.aboutourkids.org | NYU Langune Medical Center
- Resources for Children with Special Needs - they may be able to suggest someone.
- A Parent' Guide to Special Education in New York City - this book provides many suggestions of places to have your child evaluated.
- Consult with a special education specialist or advocate.
- check my NYC Resources
- Ask your pediatrician, your child's current school or other special needs parents. Word of mouth almost always works for me. They may be able to point you in a direction or give a referral.
What you NEED to keep in mind when searching for an evaluation site:
- Do they accept insurance? Or the medicaid waiver.
- If they don't - will they work with you so that you can submit bill to your insurance.
- Will they be able to provide specific suggestions?
- Will the doctor be willing to testify (if you have to go to an impartial hearing)?
- Ask how they will structure the written evaluation (and roughly how many pages).
Catch up with the #T5Tue Series:
Last week's post: Finding the Appropriate School Placement
and follow the #T5Tue series: More Tips for Turning 5
10/24: Special Needs School Fair at the JCC in Manhattan.Register for the event - HERE.
FREE Talk with Special Needs Consultant Sarah Birnbaum
Date: Wednesday, November 6, 6:30-8:30pm
Location: Watch Me Grow
361 East 19 Street
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AutismWonderland - written by Lisa Quinones-Fontanez - is a personal blog chronicling a NYC family's journey with autism, while also sharing local resources for children/families with special needs.