Assessing the Special Needs of Children

  • Why isn't my child talking?
  • Why is school so hard?
  • Why can't my child do homework independently?
  • Why are friendships difficult for my child?
  • Is school too easy for my child?
  • Are we getting the right services? 


If you find yourself asking these questions, maybe it's time to get some answers. 

Parent Acknowledgements

Dear Dr. Levy, 


It was a pleasure meeting you last week at Sean’s evaluation. It was an informative meeting for us and we hope you were able to catch a glimpse of Sean’s strengths and weaknesses. We look forward to partnering with you and the PUSD team in developing a plan for Sean’s educational growth!


Dear Beth, 


When I think of the psychological report about Nancy that is sitting in her file, I smile. You did such a thorough and true report about her. You captured her abilities and potential. And I think others in the IEP believe in her a little more because of your enthusiasm. 


Beth, we appreciate deeply the time and effort you spent on this report, we know it was a lot. Time spent with Nancy and myself, time writing and time in the IEP meeting. Thank you, too, for adding the last recommendation about the aid. I feel it is a complete report and will vastly help the new teacher. 


I also appreciate the way you sparked that team to come up with ideas for her program next year. 


You are really superb--first class! (and very professional!)


Thank you!




Thank you for the beautiful flowers that you gave to me on my birthday. They were a wonderful treat especially after a hard day of mediation. Thank you also for all the work that you do and your commitment to the team!


Thank you!


Dear Dr. Levy, 


Your IEP team is excellent!


We are writing to commend your staff for the thorough job they did to evaluate our son. We were referred to the Pasadena Unified School District to determine if our son of preschool age is eligible for special education services. While we are extremely pleased about the results of the assessment, this is not the reason we’re writing. We are also extremely pleased about the professionalism, the depth, and the genuine interest of the entire IEP team. What a wealth of knowledge. 


Congratulations for employing such a great team. It is our hope that they can be recognized in some way for the hard work they do on a daily basis. 


Thank you so much for your help!

Dr. Beth Levy