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1555 Highlands Drive, Suite 103, Lititz, Pennsylvania 17543, United States

(717) 569-6223

Margaret J. Kay, Ed.D, NCSP

Welcome to Margaret Kay's website & Independent Educational Evaluators

Welcome to Margaret Kay's website & Independent Educational Evaluators

Welcome to Margaret Kay's website & Independent Educational EvaluatorsWelcome to Margaret Kay's website & Independent Educational Evaluators
Margaret J. Kay, Ed.D, NCSP

Welcome to Margaret Kay's website & Independent Educational Evaluators

Welcome to Margaret Kay's website & Independent Educational Evaluators

Welcome to Margaret Kay's website & Independent Educational EvaluatorsWelcome to Margaret Kay's website & Independent Educational EvaluatorsWelcome to Margaret Kay's website & Independent Educational Evaluators

Helping students thrive through academic success

Helping students thrive through academic success

About Dr. Margaret J. Kay & IEEusa

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How we can help

Dr. Kay is a PA & DE licensed psychologist, Nationally Certified School Psychologist, PA Certified School Psychologist & Fellow of American Board of Psychological Specialties in Educational & School Psychology.  She and her associates specialize in providing Independent Educational Evaluations (IEE's) for school-age children, adolescents, college students, and adults with learning disabilities. 

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Evaluations for Children, College Students & Adults

 Dr. Kay provides  IEE's for students with learning disabilities, attention deficit disorders, Dyslexia, Non-Verbal Learning Disabilities, Autism-spectrum disorders, Dysgraphia, Tourette syndrome, intellectual disabilities, mental giftedness, math disabilities, behavior problems, emotional disorders, school admissions, and multiple-exceptionalities.  Dr. Kay also provides testing for foreign language waivers, ADA accommodations, career & vocational guidance,  concussions and traumatic brain injury (TBI), and twice-exceptional students. She also evaluates for elegibility for testing accommodations on high-stakes tests such as the SAT, ACT, GRE, MCAT and LSAT exams.


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Related services

Since many of our clients have had previous testing done, Dr. Kay performs consultations and records reviews to determine if additional assessment is warranted and necessary. She also provides district- and parent-funded IEE’s, evaluations for college and private school students, and Expert Witness testimony in educational due process proceedings to ensure provision of  special education programs, services, and individualized interventions that will be effective and result in academic gains. 

Independent Educational Evaluations (IEE's)

parents' rights to an iee

 A parent's right to request an Independent Educational Evaluation (IEE) at school district expense is one of the strongest rights in Federal and State education law. IEE's are also recommended by  education experts whenever a parent disagrees with or questions the results and/or recommendations of the district's evaluators.  An IEE provides an in-depth understanding of the child's information processing strengths and needs, present academic achievement levels, response to previous interventions, social and emotional functioning, career/vocational interesta/aptitudes, and need for specially designed instruction, accommodations and assistance.

If a parent requests the school district to pay for an Independent Educational Evaluation (IEE), there are two and only two answers that are legal under state and federal statutes:

 

  • "No. We think our evaluation is appropriate". In that case, the school district must file for a due process hearing and prove that its evaluation is appropriate and that the parent's request for an IEE is unwarranted.
  • "Yes. We'd be happy to pay for an IEE. Will you be picking the person to do the evaluation on your own or do you need an all-inclusive list of every possible qualified evaluator?"  If the school district says it will pay for the IEE but wants the parent to pick from a list of evaluators it has approved, all qualified examiners in the geographic location must be included on the list.  Parents, however, are permitted to pick their evaluator. 

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Independent Educational Evaluators of America, LLC

Independent Educational Evaluators of America, LLC 1555 Highlands Drive Suite 103 Lititz, PA 17543 US

(717) 569-6223

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