Curriculum and Instruction|
DATE: Tuesday, August 5, 2008
TO: School Board Members
FROM: MaryEllen Elia, Superintendent
SUBJECT / RECOMMENDATIONS
We request approval of the renewal agreement which has been developed with the USF Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine, Silver Child Development Center, to continue to provide neuropsychiatric evaluation services to students who are referred by the Department of Exceptional Student Education and the Florida Diagnostic Learning Resources System. Comprehensive neuropsychiatric evaluation, consultation, and follow-up services will be provided for at least 35 elementary, middle, and high school students for the 2008-2009 school year. USF will assume all responsibilities for meeting federal Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) regulations.
During the 2007-2008 school year, approximately 31 students were referred for services through this program. USF made 37 visits to schools throughout the District to observe students, attend school meetings, and provide follow-up assistance. In addition, over 30 students were seen through the psychiatric resident rotation program at two designated school visits.
ANNUAL DISTRICT GOAL(S) AND CRITICAL SUCCESS FACTOR(S)
FINANCIAL IMPACT (Budgeted: Yes)
SUBMITTED BY: Maryann Parks, District Resource Teacher, Department of Exceptional Student Education
Wynne A. Tye
Assistant Superintendent, Division of Curriculum & Instruction
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