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Second opinion services for internationaly adopted children

Have questions
or need an appointment?

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to talk to an assistant

If your child has developmental delays and disabilities
and has already been evaluated for school
placement and services (or denied them) and you
disagree with your school decision, you have the legal
right to obtain the second opinion about this assessment
and present it to the school for reconsideration or
impartial hearing.

Dr. Gindis can:

  • Review of the existing professional report(s), examining their adequacy, strengths, and shortcomings;
  • Do an independent analysis of the goals and methodologies spelled out in the Individualized Educational Plan (IEP) of your child and discuss specific modifications you may request for the IEP;
  • Instruct you on strategies you may employ at the Educational Planning Conference;
  • Consult you on the specific school-related documents and procedures you should be aware of advocating for your child.
Depending on a specific case, the second opinion may be expressed through e-mail, telephone consultation, written reviews of the examined reports/IEP and, finally, as a formal expert determination on the disputed subject.

An appointment is required for this service. The procedure is as follows:

1. Call the office to talk to an assistant about the scope of this service and costs. You may be instructed to:
  • Send an email to Dr. Gindis with a range of specific questions you are looking to clarify
  • Send us a copy of related documents by regular mail

2. On receiving all necessary initial information from you, Dr. Gindis will send you an email confirmation with a couple of time slots, available for the telephone consultation

3. Choose the time of this consultation and confirm it

4. Call in at the arranged time

5. The bill will be sent out to you after the telephone consultation. The bill is based on the actual time, spent during the consultation, the time for reading of your documents and preparing to this consultation, and the time for writing an expert conclusion, if it was requested. (2 to 4 hours total time average).



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