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Assessment Center


Samantha Hodge
School Psychologist / IFSP Coordinator

Lisa Martinez
Student Services Technician
Phone: (925) 335-5918

General Information
Phone: (925) 335-5918

About Us

The Martinez Early Intervention Preschool Program is dedicated to providing a comprehensive assessment for preschool children.

Our goal is to identify unique individual needs and determine each child's eligibility for special education services under the California Education Code and the Individuals with Disabilities Act, 2004.  We are committed to working collaboratively with you so your child can reach his/her highest potential.  We look forward to meeting you and your child.

The Assessment Center provides multidisciplinary evaluations to respond to your concerns regarding the growth and development of your child, and to determine if he or she has a disability that requires specialized interventions.

Children ages 3 to 5 who have a disability defined by Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) -Part B and CA State Education Code are provided specialized instruction and related services by the Martinez Unified School District (MUSD).

Through the referral process, you and a Specialist will identify any areas of concern for further assessment.  Based on areas of concern, a multidisciplinary evaluation is conducted by a team of professionals which could include a school psychologist, speech language pathologist, special education teacher, occupational therapist, district nurse, adaptive physical education teacher and physical therapist.

Together, the Education Specialists can provide a thorough understanding of your child's strengths and present functional, developmental and academic skills in one or more of the following areas:

  • Cognition
  • Speech and Language
  • Motor Skills
  • Social/Emotional
  • Academic Abilities
  • Health and Development
  • Sensory Processing

The Multidisciplinary Team Assessment consists of the following:

  • Informal and formal assessments
  • Interviews conducted with you, teacher and/or any service providers
  • Observations of your child in his/her natural setting, during the formal evaluations and/or during a current service provider's therapy session
  • Thorough review of all medical and educational records

Upon completion of the assessment process, an Individual Education Plan (IEP) meeting is held with you and the Multidisciplinary Team Specialists.  At this meeting, the IEP team will:

  • Review all evaluation outcomes with you
  • Determine areas of unique educational needs for your child
  • Establish eligibility for special education services
  • Propose goals and objectives for targeted areas of growth
  • Recommend program and services to address your child's individualized needs

Children can be found eligible under the following established categories:

  • Speech Language Impairment
  • Austistic-Like Behaviors
  • Intellectual Disability
  • Other Health Impairment
  • Orthopedic Impairment
  • Hearing or Visual Impairment
  • Specific Learning Disability
  • Emotional Disturbance
  • Established Medical Disability
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Multiple Disabilities

MUSD offers a continuum of services to address the unique learning and educational needs of all children found eligible for special education.  Recommended educational programs could consist of a specialized classroom placement, direct related services of collaboration and consultation amongst your child's services providers.