Diagnostic Evaluation Center (DEC)
Making the O-School's unique therapeutic and educational lens available to students and families in need.
The Diagnostic and Evaluation Center (DEC) serves children and adolescents, ages 5 to 21, with the diagnosis and evaluation of neuropsychological, psychoeducational, and developmental needs, making the O-School's unique educational and clinical lens available to any family or student in need. The DEC's team includes experts in the area of psychology, speech-language pathology, occupational therapy, and reading.
The DEC provides a high-quality evaluation that answers key questions and informs good decisions about a child or adolescent’s treatment and success.
Specific services provided include:
- IEP (Individualized Education Plan) Re-Evaluations
- Autism Spectrum Disorder
- Depressive and Anxiety Disorders
- Diagnostic Evaluations and Diagnostic Updates
- Psychological and Neuropsychological Evaluations
- Learning Disorders
- Evaluations for Disability Accommodations
- Evaluations for Gifted and Twice Exceptional (2E) Learners
- Independent Educational Evaluations
- Determination of Social Security Insurance Benefits.
Because the DEC understands that an accurate diagnostic picture is often just the beginning for students and families, its team of skilled evaluators also provide ongoing advocacy and support throughout the entire process, including consultation and communication with parents, teachers, and treatment providers navigating IEP meeting and placement decisions. For more information apply using the form below, email at DEC@oschool.org , or call 773-420-2900.
- How do I get my child or student evaluated?
- Do you have an age limit for evaluations?
- What is the process for having my child or student evaluated?
- Do you work only with students who already have an IEP?
- Do you accept insurance?
- Do you offer any financial aid? If so, how does that work?
- Do you work with the school districts or directly with parents?