Section 8 – Assessments and examinations
18.This section provides a right to request a specific type or types of assessment or examination for additional support needs. This means that when an education authority intend to establish whether a child or a young person has additional support needs, including when this is a result of a request to do so by parents of the child or by the young person, the parents or the young person themselves can request a certain type of assessment. This applies too when the authority intends to establish if a co-ordinated support plan is required or intends to review a co-ordinated support plan, including when this is a result of a request from parents or a young person. This is not a right to request an assessment by a specific individual.