Pediatric Occupational Therapy Serving San Diego, California
What is an IEE?
An IEE is an Independent Educational Evaluation. The purpose of an IEE is to develop a special education program that will be conducted by professionals outside of the school system. Parents have the right to have an IEE as stated in the Individuals With Disabilities Act. An IEE will help parents/caregivers determine if a child is struggling in certain areas as well as determine whether they may be struggling with a learning disability.
Are FITS therapists qualified to conduct an IEE?
Yes! Our therapists are licensed under the board of California to assess students in their respective licensed area. Your IEE assessment will be a fair and objective assessment. During an IEE the therapist or analyst will look at environmental factors and conduct clinical observations. They will do an extensive record review (if applicable). The reports will include results obtained from standardized assessments, including their interpretation, incorporation of record review and interviews, clinical observations, and suggestions for treatment planning.
How long will an IEE take?
Each child is different but an IEE assessment will take about 1.5 hours for the in clinic portion and the school observation will take about 1 hour or more for the school site observation (times may vary depending on child’s needs).
What does an Occupational Therapy IEE assess?
An Occupational Therapy IEE includes but is not limited to assessing motor skills, sensory regulation, functional skills, and visual motor and perceptual skills.
What does a Physical Therapy IEE assess?
A Physical Therapy IEE includes but is not limited to assessing gross motor skills, reflex integration, gait, balance, strength, bilateral coordination, playground safety, navigation of campus and classroom observation, posture and core stability, and quality of participation in physical education.
What does a Functional Behavior Analysis IEE assess?
An Independent Functional Behavior Assessment (FBA) is generally considered to be a problem solving process for addressing behaviors of concern. It can assist IEPs teams in identifying the functions of behavior (reasons why the behaviors exists) and the relationship with environmental conditions that maintain those behaviors as well as making recommendations for more appropriate replacement behaviors. FBA goes beyond diagnostic labels, if focuses on the topography (how the behavior looks) in order to make recommendations that maximize the effectiveness of the intervention and behavioral supports
What do I need to do to schedule an IEE assessment with your providers?
-Authorization Letter from the District (if being funded by the district)