One at One: Coronavirus & Educational Evaluations for Students with Disabilities

Posted April 8, 2020

  • One at One: Coronavirus & Educational Evaluations for Students with Disabilities

Today’s Issue:

Whether educational evaluations for students with disabilities may be performed through telehealth and/or telemedicine means?

Answer:
At this time, only those evaluations, or portions of evaluations, which can be performed without the face-to-face interaction of the student and the evaluator may be performed remotely, provided the parent consents. All other evaluations should be postponed, after providing appropriate Prior Written Notice, until clear guidance is issued on the appropriateness of evaluation through telehealth/telemedicine or the current public health emergency is lifted and schools reopen.

Resources:
https://www2.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ocr/docs/ocr-coronavirus-fact-sheet.pdf

To Learn More about FPSCTT’s Education and School Law Practice, please contact:
Lester Taylor, Partner and Co-Chair
Christine Soto, Partner and Co-Chair
Afshan Ajmiri Giner, Senior Associate

 

This post is for informational purposes only and should not be construed as legal advice.

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