EEC Learning Disability Assessment Project
Department of Human Services - Learning Disability Assessment Project
The Education Evaluation Center (EEC) at Western Oregon University, Teaching Research Division, contracts with the State of Oregon, Department of Human Services (DHS) to recruit and manage a network of independent Learning Disability evaluators throughout the state of Oregon in order to provide Learning Disability (LD) assessments to adult participants in some DHS programs.
Education Evaluation Center staff provide regional in-service training to DHS direct service staff and local area partner staff on: a) recognizing and screening for LD, b) interpreting and utilizing assessment information in the service delivery process, c) becoming familiar with other disability categories, and d) providing accommodations and/or assistive technology to participants with LD in vocational, training, and educational settings. In addition, EEC staff provides on-going consultation and support to DHS staff and local training sessions specific to each region's needs.