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Psychological Evaluations: What Every Parent Should Know

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[Source: NASP]

By Andrea Canter, PhD, NCSP
Minneapolis Public Schools

The prospect of a psychological evaluation can cause a great deal of anxiety on the part of parents. When school personnel or physicians recommend such an evaluation, parents might imagine strange and intrusive procedures followed by diagnoses that further increase their apprehension. No one wants to hear that their child may have a disability, mental health disorder, or behavior problem. Yet, when conducted by qualified school-based or community professionals, psychological evaluations can be invaluable tools in understanding and addressing the learning and mental health needs of individual students and can positively affect the student’s schooling and family life.


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