Multi-Disciplinary Evaluations

SEIT Services (Special Education Itinerant Services)

Private Therapy
Related Services: Physical Therapy (PT), Occupational Therapy (OT), Speech Language Therapy (ST), Counseling

Specialties: Handwriting Without Tears, Prompt, Orthopedic Rehab, Signing to Enhance Vocabulary

The Multi-Disciplinary Evaluation:

A multi-discplinary evaluation of a child age 3-5, consists of a variety of measures to determine eligibility for special eduation and the needs of the child.

The multi-disciplinary evaluation consists of the following components: a social history (including health history and a physical examination), a psychological evaluation, an observation and other appropriate assessments/evaluations to determine your child’s skill level and abilities. Areas to be evaluated include cognition, language and communication, adaptive behavior, social-emotional, and motor development (defined below). Evaluation(s) may consist of interviews and checklists filled out by parents, play-based observations of the child, and standardized and more informal tests, given by a variety of professionals.

Parents are an integral part of the team. Their input is vital.

SEIT Services (Special Education Itinerant Services):

SEIT Services are services provided by certified special education teachers, on an itinerant basis, to a preschool student with a disability, at a site determined by the board of education, to:

- Provide specialized individual or group instruction directly to the student; and/or

- Provide consultation to the child’s teacher to adjust the learning environment and/or modify instructional methods to meet the individual needs of a preschool student with a disability who attends an early childhood program, i.e., a regular preschool program, a day care or in the home.

Related Services:

Social Work/History:
consists of a parent interview and collection of background information.

Special Education: assesses cognitive and “pre-school readiness” skills. i.e., numbers, letters, color recognition.

Psychological Evaluation/Counseling: a diagnostic evaluation and testing to study and describe a student’s developmental, learning, behavioral and other personality characteristics.

Occupational Therapy: Occupational Therapists may observe chewing and swallowing, grasp, states of alertness and overload, reactions to sound, light, and touch, and other sensory-motor and fine-motor areas. 

Physical Therapy: Physical Therapists may be watching for neuromotor development, aerobic capacity and general level of endurance for functional activities and efficiency of movement, functional mobility and sensory motor integration.

Speech Pathology: Speech Pathologists will be trying to determine both receptive (listening) and expressive (speaking) language levels, articulation skills, stuttering, feeding/oral motor and pragmatics. If the child is not yet talking, the speech pathologist may try to determine language comprehension using augmentative language devices (picture boards, etc.).


- Handwriting Without Tears
- Prompt
- Orthopedic Rehab
- Signing to Enhance Vocabulary