Back row from left: Kay Richert, Kimberly Doyle Graham, Kristie Sloma, Janiece Metcalf, Darian Loggins. Front row from left: Natalie Allen, Julia Evans, Letisia Solis, Katie Yeary.

LISD celebrates Educational Diagnosticians’ Week during the week of March 7 – 11. We celebrate educational diagnosticians and their contribution to positive student outcomes.

These professionals are highly trained to formally assess students in the areas of cognition and achievement. An educational diagnostician specifically identifies challenges a student may be facing academically.

In our district, one may find a diagnostician attending any type of special education meeting between the school, student, and parent/guardian; functioning as the expert in how a student learns and processes information.

They also provide input regarding interventions that teachers and parents can implement to ensure positive outcomes for students. However, their biggest job is to assess for the presence of specific learning disabilities in students who continue to face academic challenges.

After educational diagnosticians assess for the presence of specific learning disabilities, they make recommendations that can be implemented to improve and promote academic outcomes for the student assessed.  At Lufkin ISD, we recognize educational diagnosticians and their commitment to ensuring all students receive an appropriate education.

Texas Governor issued a proclamation declaring the week of March 7 – 11 as Educational Diagnosticians’ week in Texas.

A special thank you to the campuses that have already recognized Diagnosticians and ARD facilitators (becoming Diagnosticians).