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OTS 28: Preventing, Defending, & Conducting an Independent Educational Evaluation (IEE)

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Welcome to the show notes for Episode 28 of the OT Schoolhouse Podcast.

In this episode, Jayson interviews School-based occupational therapist Danielle Delorenzo. Danielle is originally from New Jersey but made her way out to California via an unsuspecting vacation. Upon moving to California, Danielle was shocked at the number of Individual Educational Evaluations (IEEs) that occur and soon found herself on both sides of the table at IEPs.

Listen in as Jayson and Danielle provide an introduction to IEEs and how to prevent them, defend against them, and even conduct them as an IEE provider. ​


You can earn 1.00 unit of professional development by listening to this podcast and purchasing the episode 28 podcast PD opportunity here.

Objectives for this Professional Development Podcast

Listeners will:

1. Learn the primary reasons that lead to parents asking for an Independent Educational Evaluation (IEE) and what they can do in an attempt to prevent IEEs

2. Understand what an IEE looks like in a real situation and learn how to approach an IEP meeting when an IEE is being presented

3. Learn the basics of providing and conducting an IEE as an outside evaluator.

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