THE REFERRAL PROCESS
Starting offA parent, in disagreement with the district evaluation, requests a second opinion with someone at the district who is authorized to grant second opinion evaluations. This individual is usually known as the Director of Special Education or Program Specialist.
Select ProviderWhen granted the evaluation, the parent is provided with a list of out-of-district psychologists to choose from (however, the parent can choose any psychologist outside the list as long as the psychologist has the appropriate credentials requested by the district).
ApprovalIf the parent chooses NEC, all the parent needs to do is email me the letter of approval at email@example.com. Once I receive the letter, I will contact the parent to learn more about his/her child. I ensure that the parent has selected me to complete their child's evaluation and obtain permission from the parent to contact the district personnel to establish a contract. This ensures that the IEE is provided at no cost to the family.