Next Step Assessment Clinic


Contact Information

Joanne Whitson
(877) 875-9467
(307) 324-5333
joanne.whitson@wyo.gov

About the Program

The Clinic is a biannual event offered in the fall and spring. The Clinic offers a transdisciplinary assessment providing strategies and recommendations to school districts, preschools, families and therapists who work with students of ANY disability. The Clinic offers: assessment, intervention, research-based best practices, strategies, and recommendations as well as medical information and interventions for the attending students. This information can be used to validate existing programming, determine new goals for the IEP/IFSP, offer recommendations on existing goals and assist districts with their three year evaluations.

The Clinic is comprised of the Wyoming Educational Intervention Assessment Team (WEIAT) and the medical staff. The WEIAT conducts the assessment incorporating a transdisciplinary approach utilizing both play therapy and academic testing. The WEIAT is comprised of: Augmentative Communication Specialists, Speech Language Pathologists, Occupational Therapists, Physical Therapists, Teachers for the Hearing Impaired, Teachers for the Visually Impaired, Feeding Specialists, Orientation & Mobility Specialists and AT Specialists. The assessment results in recommendations for the home and school and can assists with development of IFSP / IEP goals and benchmark outcomes. Learning Media Assessments and Functional Vision Assessments are also available.

In addition to the WEIAT, the Clinic offers medical assessments and interventions by the medical team which includes: audiologist, genetics counseling, low vision specialist, nutritional counseling, optometrist, pediatrician, and psychologist.

Clinic Date:

  • April 17, 2015 – Get your applications in early as the clinic is already filling up!

Application Packet:

  • Clinic Application for April 17, 2014: DUE DATE: March 1, 2015
  • If you want the student to be assessed by the Nutritional Mealtime Assessment Team, please complete this questionnaire.

Upcoming Events

Western Regional Early Intervention Conference

September 16-18, 2015
WREIC Save the Date
Location: Hotel Albuquerque, Albuquerque, NM
Contact: Joanne Whitson:
joanne.whitson@wyo.gov, (307) 324-5333

Functional Vision Assessment and Learning Media Assessment Training

Save the Date: June, 2015

Teams working with students who are visually impaired have a definite advantage when developing goals and determining accessibility to the curriculum if they have information related to what their student can see and the best medium for presenting materials.

The Functional Vision Assessment (FVA determines what the student is able to see and how he or she is using his or her vision. The Learning Media Assessment (LMA) offers a framework for selecting appropriate literacy media for a student who is visually impaired. These two assessments should be used together to help to guide the team decision about the best instructional medium for a given student, such as braille, print, dual media (both print and braille), auditory, tactile or some combination.

Location and Dates to be determined
Contact: Joanne Whitson
joanne.whitson@wyo.gov
(307) 324-5333