What are the procedures for Psychiatric Evaluations?

 

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Procedures for Psychiatric Evaluations

 

2020欧洲杯体育足球比分网If a Planning and Placement Team thinks that a psychiatric evaluation is necessary for the team to plan an appropriate educational program the following steps should be followed.

2020欧洲杯体育足球比分网1. Before a PPT is held to plan the evaluation the school social worker or school psychologist must consultant with the Dept. Head for Social Work. During this consultation the staff member must outline the need for the evaluation and what the team hopes to be gained by such an evaluation. Questions to answer should include the following:

-What is the presenting problem and how does it manifest itself in school?

2020欧洲杯体育足球比分网-What does the team hope a psychiatric evaluation will tell them?

-How will this evaluation assist in planning the education program?

-Does the child currently have a DSM diagnosis? If so from what provider?

2020欧洲杯体育足球比分网-Is the child currently in treatment with a therapist and/or psychiatrist?

2020欧洲杯体育足球比分网-Can the same information be gathered through the current mental health providers?

-What does the current testing reveal about the nature of the problem?

-If there are significant behavioral problems are these being addressed through a behavior plan? Has the team requested consultation around behavior planning?

2. After consulting with the Dept. Head for Social Work if the team continues to believe that the evaluation is warranted then the following steps should be followed.

2020欧洲杯体育足球比分网-A PPT should be held to gain parental consent and appropriate releases should be signed.

-A packet, including current IEP, evaluations, and questions the team hopes the psychiatrist can answer shall be put together and sent directly to: Dr. Elizabeth Ortiz-Schwartz, Medical Director, at the Child Guidance Center, 96 Greyrock Place Stamford, CT 06901

-There must be a school contact person with phone number and email listed.

-Once the PPT is held the Dept. Head for Social Work will contact the Child Guidance Center to approve the evaluation and payment. 

-The Child Guidance Center will send the evaluation directly to the school. 

-If the school does not receive the evaluation they should contact the Dept. Head for Social Work who will expedient the evaluation.

2020欧洲杯体育足球比分网-A copy of the request for specialized evaluation cover sheet shall be sent to: Ivy Dalhouse-Hylton 3rd floor Government Center.

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