Navigating the Evaluation and Exceptional Children’s Referral Process

Nov 17
6:30pm-8:00pm EST

Live Webinar

Dr. Andrew Preston, Margaret Maternowski


  • Darah Whyte
  • 919-719-7561


Clinical psychologist Dr. Andrew Preston will unlock the student evaluation process and share when to seek an evaluation for your child, what is included in a psychological-educational evaluation, and what is gained from the process. Former Exceptional Children’s Facilitator and student and family advocate Margaret Maternowski will reveal what happens after the evaluation and how to navigate the school referral process.


About the Presenters:

Dr. Andrew Preston is a clinical psychologist specializing in pediatric neuropsychology. He completed his internship and post-doctoral fellowship at Brown University Medical School. As a pediatric neuropsychologist, Dr. Preston specializes in understanding how brain functions impact learning, behavior, and other cognitive skills that are important for daily functioning, such as academic success. Dr. Preston has published research and made presentations at professional conferences.  He enjoys giving presentations to schools, other medical providers, and other groups. He is a member of the National Academy of Neuropsychology, the International Neuropsychological Society, and The American Psychological Association Neuropsychology Division

Margaret Maternowski holds a B.A. in Elementary and Special Education from St. Mary’s College of Notre Dame and an M.S. Ed. in Special Education from Duquesne University. Margaret began consulting with Chapel Hill Pediatric Psychology after a 20-year career as an Exceptional Children’s Program Facilitator in the Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools. In this role, she assisted hundreds of families to navigate a complex educational system using a multi-faceted, creative approach, helping them to chart a path to success for their children. She has extensive knowledge of both NC and Federal laws that guide the IEP team processes and procedures and has facilitated countless IEP team meetings, consistently bringing team members to consensus.