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Evaluation/IEP ARD Support

ESC 6 can offer technical assistance and training regarding the full individual evaluation process, legal issues, test instruments, legal framework, and monitoring preparation. The assistance can be provided through forums, on-site training, regional trainings, e-mails, and telephone conferences.

Suzanne Jones

For evaluation professional development at Region 6 ESC follow this link Professional Development Online Registration and type in Special Education or Child Find.


State Performance Plan Indicator 11 from TEA
Timely Initial Evaluation (Child Find)

State Performance Plan Indicator 12 from TEA
Early Childhood Transition

State Resources:

Child Find

Child Find, Evaluation and ARD Supports Network provides guidance on child find, referral to special education, evaluation, and ARD support; as well as, recorded webinars.

TEA - Texas SPED Support 

TEA-Special Education Information Center

Dyslexia and Related Disorde

Recent TEA Special Education Guidance Documents such as Technical Assistance: Child Find and Evaluation, Technical Assistance: Individual Education Program (IEP) Development, and Dyslexia, Dysgraphia, and Dyscalculia in the IEP Guidance Document. Recent TEA Guidance

TEA’s IEP Model Form

The Legal Framework for the Child-Centered Special Education Process: legal requirements, Notice of Procedural Safeguards, Parent’s Guide to the ARD Process, and Special Education Rules and Regulations. The Legal Framework

Texas Educational Diagnosticians’ Association – TEDA

Texas Association of School Psychologists – TASP

National Resources:

U.S. Department of Education Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) website which includes information and resources. Individual with Disabilities Education Act

The Council for Exceptional Children is commented to serving and improving the lives of children and youth with disabilities. They are the leading source for special education professionals for information, resources, and professional development.  Council for Exceptional Children

The Learning Disabilities Association of America provides cutting-edge support and resources to parents, teachers, and other professionals regarding learning disabilities. Learning Disabilities Association of America

The Yale Center for Dyslexia & Creativity (YCDC) is the source of cutting-edge research on dyslexia and helping those with dyslexia reach their full potential. Their tools are valuable resources for both parents and educators. The YCDC was founded by Drs. Sally and Bennett Shaywitz, both leading experts in the field of dyslexia diagnosis and research.  The Yale Center for Dyslexia & Creativity  

The Phonological Awareness Screening Test (PAST) by David A. Kilpatrick, PhD. –  The PAST Test