Diagnostic and Evaluation Team
The Diagnostic and Evaluation Team (D&E Team) consist of a school Psychologist and an Educational Diagnostician. The D&E Team may include other professionals (e.g., ASL Specialist, Speech Language Pathologist, etc.) when needed. We provide psycho-educational, academic, language/communication, social/emotional/behavioral related evaluations for AASD Students. The School Psychologist works with the IEP team in determining additional eligibility when appropriate. We are also responsible for reviewing and sharing information when the student's eligibility redetermination is due. We also provide psycho-educational testing related services to local school systems that may not have services personnel who are qualified and knowledgeable with deaf and hard of hearing children.
My name is Lori Ann Schmidt, and I am the School Psychologist at AASD. I received by BA in Psychology from Gallaudet University in Washington, DC. After graduation, I continued with graduate school in school psychology. I have a MA in Developmental Psychology and Psy. S in School Psychology from Gallaudet University as well. I have been in this field for many years and AASD is my fourth school system to work at. I started at AASD in 2009, and I have absolutely enjoyed working with teachers/staff and students. I am Deaf, and I strive to be a role model for our deaf and hard of hearing students by showing them it is possible to achieve your dreams!