Independent Educational Evaluations for School Districts

Independent Educational Evaluations (IEE) contracted in coordination with school districts

  • If you disagree with the results of your child’s school evaluation, you can request an independent educational evaluation, or IEE.
  • IDEA requires the school to pay for an IEE in certain situations.
  • An IEE at public expense is not the same as a typical private evaluation.

Please speak with your schools special education department about the procedures for requesting an IEE at Katy Child Psychology.


Kelsey Gibson, MA
Licensed Specialist in School Psychology/School Psychologist (LSSP) #71096
Licensed Psychological Associate (LPA) #40157

Provides Independent Educational Evaluations (IEE) and conducts
psychological testing under the supervision of Dr. Poysky.

Kelsey graduated from Texas State University in 2011 with a Bachelor of
Science in Communication Disorders and a minor in Psychology. She spent
five years providing speech and language services for students aged 3-21
years. She then completed her Master of Arts in Psychology in 2017 from
Texas Southern University.

Since obtaining her Licensed Specialist in School Psychology (LSSP)
license, Kelsey has been providing educational evaluations, as well as
school-based counseling for children and consultative services to parents
and teachers. As an LSSP, she spent three years conducting early childhood
educational assessments for children aged 2-5 years, primarily those with
autism spectrum disorder (ASD).

Psychoeducational Evaluations:
Psychoeducational evaluations help identify why a child may be having difficulty learning at school. This type of evaluation may help identify specific learning disorders such as Dyslexia (reading problems), Dysgraphia (writing problems), and Dyscalculia (math problems). However, at KCPA we go beyond the mere identification of learning disorders and closely examine specific cognitive processes that may be contributing to the overall problem. Our evaluation will meet requirements for discrepancy-based models of learning disorders, as well as Response-To-Intervention models. We work with families to take what is identified during testing and translate the results into practical goals and recommendations for intervention and remediation, at school and/or through private sources as needed.  Assessments commonly look at IQ, academic skills, short-term memory, attention, fine motor dexterity and motor planning, phonological processing and emotional adjustment. Each evaluation is tailored to the unique needs of the child. Psychoeducational evaluations typically take 2-6 hours. A feedback session and written report of the results and recommendations, will be provided to families.

Psychological Evaluations:
In some cases testing may be helpful to determine the correct diagnosis for a child, or to determine if there are developmental, emotional or behavioral problems that are contributing to their current difficulties (e.g., autism spectrum disorders, depression, anxiety, obsessive-compulsive disorder, etc.). The nature of the presenting concern will determine the amount and duration of testing that may be necessary. A feedback session and written report of the results and recommendations, will be provided to families.

281-829-1599 or [email protected]


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