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Test scores do not define the child, they simply help to understand the child’s strengths and needs.”

– VAUGHN LAUER

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We are an organization of professionals who have come together to develop a long-needed tool to aid school teams, that include parents, in understanding school and independent educational evaluations so that the team can make truly informed decisions.

We are dedicated to making sense of school and independent evaluations to professionals and parents who are involved in making the best educational decisions possible for children with disabilities.

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TESTIMONIALS

“I was one of the beta testers! OMG. I was able to take all the scores to the counselor in a beautiful report. I could just point at the number of areas with significant educational concern and all the areas that are major talents. I could quickly show that she was atypical. …So, we didn’t get bogged down because it [the report from the SEDS program] was so clear, and we got to focus on all Tori’s questions about HS and her career/college plans. Best meeting ever!”

Regina Hylton Rash

“The Special Education Decoder System is a great tool for your advocacy toolkit!  I was able to use the graphs to show that my daughter is not the sum of her scores.  The school led me to believe that they planned to deny Dyslexia services. I scheduled a meeting with the Dyslexia department and used the graph to point out her strengths and weaknesses in a clear, concise, and easy to understand manner using the Special Education Decoder System. It allowed me to show that crucial scores, although not below average, were a relative weakness when compared to her cognitive ability. By the end of the meeting, they agreed that she needed Dyslexia services and thanked me for being so proactive in fighting for my child’s needs.  I highly recommend this program to ease the burden of test evaluation for both parents and advocates!”

D.P.,

“It’s very exciting! It does in minutes what used to take me hours to do — and it’s all visual. Now the staff will be able to see it and say “OHHHHHH!”

Y.C.,

“This resource will prove to be a game-changer for parents and advocates. It is what we’ve needed for years – showing with clear visuals the strengths and weaknesses of our children. I’ve taken it to numerous team meetings and have had an incredibly positive response (and outcome) at each. Thank you Vaughn Lauer

Ann A

“I don’t post products without actually testing the product myself. I can say I was [involved] with this amazing program [SEDS] from the beginning. I was selected to test the program out in its infancy stage. I also want ever reading this I am not getting any money for my endorsement of this product. Vaughn Lauer‘s dedication to helping parents truly shows in this program. It is going to be a game changer for parents advocating. Please check it out and ask questions if you have them.”

Kerri P.

“Evaluating evaluations was always time-consuming for me, looking at scores on individual tests, trying to see where they all fitted together and what they revealed about a student.  Having to present this information clearly to teachers and parents in a way that was understandable was, at times, an additional challenge.

Using the Special Education Decoder System has simplified all of this.  It instantly provides an overall view of a student’s test scores on a bell chart, facilitating comparisons quickly and easily.  

This has been highly effective particularly in my role as an advocator and has literally changed the course of a meeting.  Teachers have immediately understood a student’s challenges and issues when presented with a visual picture of strengths and needs.

This is an invaluable tool that I highly recommend.”

Anne Holl, Dyslexia Consultant and Certified Screener
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