Next Step Assessment Clinic

Contact Information

Next Step Assessment Coordinator
Leslie Bechtel Van Orman
(307) 857-9267
leslie.vanorman@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 offers both medical and educational assessments. The educational team is a transdisciplinary team; allowing assessments to be conducted in a timely fashion in order to provide an integrated comprehensive report to reflect concerns of the school and the family. The Wyoming Educational Intervention Assessment Team, WEIAT, evaluates the student in an arena assessment incorporating play therapy and academic testing depending on the needs of the referring agency and age of the student.

The WEIAT is comprised of: ASD Specialists, AT specialists, Augmentative Communication Specialists, Deaf-Blind Educator, Occupational Therapists, Orientation and Mobility Specialists, Physical Therapists, Speech Language Pathologists, Teachers for the Deaf / Hard of Hearing, and Teachers for the Visually Impaired.

The medical contingent includes: Audiologist, Low Vision Specialist, Meal Time Management / Nutrition Team, Optometrist and Psychologist.

The Clinic provides Mobility Assessments, Learning Media Assessments and Functional Vision Assessments as sited in FR §300.34(7)(i) and §300.324(2)(iii). Standardized psychological testing is also available – but will only be conducted if requested.

School personnel are encouraged to participate during assessments. A written report will be sent approximately one month following the Clinic.

Next Clinic will be held on November 2, 2018