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 IEP Issues - Independent Evaluators/Evaluations

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Mistakes People Make - Independent Evaluators
by Robert K. Crabtree, "From Emotions to Advocacy: The Special Education Survival Guide by Pam & Pete Wright"

Excerpt: "As informed and articulate as particular parents may be, they usually cannot make a case for particular services or programs for their child without the help of a competent and credible independent evaluator. In due process hearings there is usually no more important witness for the family. In this light, the most serious mistakes evaluators can make are the ones that undermine their credibility or which render their opinions powerless for lack of the evaluator's follow-through. Click here to view this article.


This article can be found on Pete & Pam Wright's website "From Emotions to Advocacy: The Special Education Survival Guide by Pam & Pete Wright".  For more information on the Wright's, their informative websites, their lecture series or their many writings, visit,, or


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