The school recommended a psycho-educational or psychological evaluation for my second-grade son, but they won’t be able to test him for several months. Is there a way to speed up this process or should we just wait?
As soon as you, the parent, sign the consent form for the school to administer testing, the clock starts ticking. The school system is required, by law, to administer and report test results within sixty days. If you want faster results, you must pay for the tests to be administered privately by a licensed professional.
If a learning problem is detected, the sooner an IEP is put into action, the better. Your son’s teachers need a game plan as quickly as possible. Appropriate strategies and goals will have a significant impact on your son’s ability to perform the required second grade work and will better prepare him for the challenges of third grade work.