The Webb Schools are able to provide a practical, diagnostic service to students and their school districts while the students attend their local school.
If a Planning and Placement Team (PPT) determines that a diagnostic consultation would be helpful to determine appropriate programming for a particular student, an experienced educational/behavioral consultant is assigned. The consultant, with district personnel and the student’s family, will assess the need for formal and informal assessments, facilitate the administration of those assessments, and provide direct consultation to those working with the student. The goal is to support an educational plan which meets the needs of the student so that the student is able to benefit from his/her educational program.
Program services may include:
- Formal and/or informal educational, psychosocial or psychological assessments
- Evaluation of the current and potential programmatic offerings in the school district to support the student's learning
- Specific, practical suggestions (intervention techniques, supports, etc) which integrate the student’s educational, emotional, and social needs within the context of the least restrictive environment
- Parent, student, and staff coordination/collaboration
- Professional development for the staff
- A written evaluation and post-service consultation
Webb School Diagnostic Placement
Students who are referred to the Webb Schools for diagnostic placement attend the Webb Schools for approximately 6-12 weeks. Formal assessments and observations within the school community help the diagnostic team to provide the referring school with an integrated picture of the student and offer practical solutions to the current problems. These solutions are tailored to fit the student’s needs and follow all state guidelines.
The first priority is to return the student to his/her local school with effective programming suggestions. However, not all students are able to return after the 6-12 week period. At times, the PPT may need extra time to put program components in place or decide for a continuation in a more restrictive environment. Any final decision regarding placement occurs through the PPT process. Collaboration with the direct district staff and the family and bi-weekly update meetings support the diagnostic and future action plan. Consultation is provided throughout the transition to another program, if that is the PPT plan at the close of the diagnostic period.