INDEPENDENT EDUCATIONAL EVALUATIONS (IEES)
SPG provides Independent Educational Evaluations to many Bay Area school districts. Our veteran SLP assessors receive specialized training to ensure that their evaluations are comprehensive, individualized, educationally relevant and legally defensible. IEEs typically include school-site observations, teacher and parent interviews, a review of records, as well as standardized and alternative assessment measures.
Our SLPs provide bilingual evaluations in a many different languages, including Spanish, Arabic, French, and Chinese, just to name a few. Evaluators take special precautions to assess skills to both languages in order to differentiate between speech or language delays (due to second language acquisition) and disorders.
AUGMENTATIVE AND ALTERNATIVE COMMUNICATION (AAC) ASSESSMENTS
SPG’s AAC specialists are available to conduct comprehensive assessments of students with complex communication needs in order to determine need and readiness for AAC. Our specialists are trained to match student skill level with AAC device features and develop AAC participation plans for effective device use in the classroom. Communication partner training for teachers, families and others is also available, as well as assistance with procuring and customizing devices.