May 23, 2022

The Difference Between Private and School Evaluations with Dr. Brandi Tanner

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You’re not going to want to miss this episode. It’s so full of great information and advocacy tips – not just for people exploring eligibility but also for people considering private evaluations, working with outside clinicians, and for anyone that writes an IEP goal. Yes, yes, that’s YOU!!!! In today’s episode, I talk to psychologist Dr. Brandi Tanner, about evaluations – the difference between what you get at school and what you get in a private clinic, what to do with the results, how often to test, and much, much more!! You guys usually like hearing from the psychologists, and I think you’re going to LOVE this one!
Brandi Tanner, Ph.D., NCSP

Dr. Brandi Tanner has over twenty years of experience working with children and adolescents with learning and behavioral problems. She is both a licensed psychologist and a certified school psychologist.

Dr. Tanner earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education and Masters’ Degree in Special Education from West Virginia University. She entered her working career as a special education teacher. She later returned to school and earned her doctoral degree in School Psychology from the University of South Florida.

Dr. Tanner’s doctoral-level education training included experiences in assessment and treatment of learning and behavioral problems for children and adolescents, systems-level consultation in Response to Intervention (RtI), and treatment integrity in school interventions. Upon completion of her doctoral degree, Dr. Tanner worked as a school psychologist in a metro-Atlanta district for several years.

Currently, Dr. Tanner provides conducts comprehensive psychological and psychoeducational evaluations in her private practice, Lightway Psychological Services. She provides special education advocacy services through Your IEP Source.

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