Forms needed for an assessment
To request or discuss the need for an assessment, please call Turning Points Educational Solutions at 408‑439‑1111. Once it is determined that an assessment is needed, each of the following forms will need to be completed and returned:
- Fee Schedule and Billing Policies
- Consent and Confidentiality Agreement
- HIPAA Compliance Patient Consent Form
To prepare for an assessment
The Assessment Information form provides information on how to prepare for an assessment (what to bring, glasses, medication questions, etc.) and answers student questions.
Other important forms
The Exchange of Information form allows Turning Points to talk to school staff, other professionals, doctors, etc.
The Consent to Release Report allows Turning Points to send reports directly to other professionals, school staff, agencies, etc.
To request a public school assessment
To formally request an assessment through the public schools, download and complete the following letter. It is a good idea to drop the letter off in person to the principal and/or school psychologist and have them date stamp a copy for you before you leave. This will then begin their 15-day timeline in which they need to respond to you regarding your request. If they agree to provide an assessment, they will have 60 calendar days to complete their assessment once you sign the assessment plan. If they do not agree to provide an assessment, they should respond to your request in writing stating why they are denying your assessment request.
Reading and Dyslexia Resources
For useful information on early reading interventions, visit:
For solid information on dyslexia, visit the Yale Center for Dyslexia & Creativity website at http://dyslexia.yale.edu/.
Some excellent books for parents of students with dyslexia include:
- Overcoming Dyslexia by Sally Shaywitz
- The Secret Life of the Dyslexic Child by Robert Frank and Kathryn E. Livingston
- The Dyslexic Advantage: Unlocking the Hidden Potential of the Dyslexic Brain by Brock L. Eide and Fernette F. Eide
I advise avoiding The Gift of Dyslexia because of its lack of good data.
Technology Resources and Support
The Parents Helping Parents iTech Center at http://www.php.com/services/itech offers parents and professionals the opportunity to gain hands-on experience with assistive devices and instructional software and apps before making a decision on which ones best suit their needs.