LETTER REQUESTING A NEUROPSYCHOLOGICAL
CITY, STATE ZIP CODE
(Name of Special Education Director)
(Name of School District)
(Address of School)
Dear (Name of Special Education Director):
I appreciated the opportunity to meet with you, along with my advocate, Sue
Cool, on April 8, 2001.
I was pleased that you agreed to my request for an Independent Educational
Evaluation for my child, (child’s name).
Because of my child’s neurological history (a copy of his most recent EEG is
enclosed) and his continuing Phenytoin therapy, I am requesting a psychological
evaluation by a practitioner with a background in neurological disorders. I would
like the evaluation to detect the presence of an organic brain dysfunction, the
nature of the problem, the extent of the problem and how it impacts my child’s
I believe it is important to attempt to isolate the problem area and develop
compensatory strategies to bypass the problem. We want to know why there is
such a disparity between his school psychological evaluation and his report card,
and specifically, why he is so poorly organized.
I request testing to measure his thinking ability, memory ability, speech and
language ability, motor ability, sensory and perceptual ability and personality
testing. I would like the evaluation to specifically include the Halstead-Reitan test
battery which I am sure you are aware, is a series of memory tests, language-
based tests, visual –memory based tests and tactile memory tests, as well as the
Speech Sounds Perception test battery, which zeros in on phenic ability.
As you requested of me at our meeting, here are the names of three acceptable
To avoid confusion, please send me the criteria regarding credentials for
qualified examiners. I am anxious to receive your list of suggested sources and
locations, procedures for reimbursement, as well as to arrange a reasonable,
expected cost. I am looking forward to receiving the above requested
information and I am aware that I am not restricted to your suggested sources
but will, of course, inform you as soon as I make my decision.
We are most anxious to move forward with this plan so that we can put together
the most appropriate educational program for our child to assist him in reaching
his full potential. I am sure you are as concerned as we are to see him serviced