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Unique to the state of California, the Diagnostic Centers are the California Department of Education's primary provider of direct services and assistance to California school districts and their special education students. The Diagnostic Centers provide individualized assessment and educational planning services for California's most difficult to serve special education students.

  • Assessments are designed to meet the individual needs of each student and the diagnostic questions posed by the district. Assessments are completed at the Diagnostic Center and/or the school site.
  • Assessments are provided by expert teams of diagnostic professionals, including educational specialists, speech and language specialists, psychologists, pediatricians, and other specialists.

Following the completion of an assessment a comprehensive report detailing findings and recommendations including research-based strategies and interventions is provided at a collaborative family/district conference.