Special education expert, providing Independent Education Evaluations since 1976.

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Psychoeducational Expert:

Advocacy, Consultation,

Independent Education Evaluation and Testimony

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What makes Steve Imber my best choice?


With more than 35 years of psycho-educational experience, Dr. Imber provides an array of consultation and evaluation services to parents, students, pediatricians and attorneys, including:

• parental matters concerning emotional as well as behavioral challenges of their children and adolescents.

• academic needs of children and youth with disabilities through independent educational evaluations, advocacy and consultation.

• student issues such as: attention deficit disorders, autism, cognitive delays, emotional/behavioral disabilities, learning disabilities and other challenges.

• adult disabilities

• pediatrician consultation

• attorney consultation on children and youth with disabilities through special education due process hearings

• IEP team meeting evaluation and consultation pertaining to the education of children with disabilities.

• independent educational evaluation on behalf of children and youth in the family court

• criminal court evaluations

• readability analyses on the Miranda Warning


Special Education Experience:


• special education consultant and school psychologist for school districts

• certified by the Rhode Island Department of Education in several areas of teaching, as a school psychologist and as a supervisor of Special Education (through 2019)

• part-time special education administrator in school and hospital settings.

• educational consultant, evaluator and school psychologist for public and private schools.

• consultation to general as well as special education teachers, school principals and special education directors.

• special education consultant and school psychologist on evaluation and IEP teams for public and private schools

• testimony in special education due process hearings in family and federal court on matters pertinent to DCYF

• testimony in district and superior court on criminal matters

• published articles in Inclusive Education and the Exceptional Parent Magazine


Dr. Imber has served as a Professor of Special Education for more than 35 years. He has special expertise in matters of inclusion, differentiated instruction, behavior management (including functional behavioral analyses and positive behavior intervention support), evaluation, procedures relative to discipline and anti-bullying strategies. He has conducted extensive research on independent educational evaluations and has been a frequent presenter at local, state, regional and national conferences. He has also been published in a number of nationally referred journals in psychology and special education. He has held regional and national offices in his field.


He has extensive experience conducting detailed independent educational evaluations with children, adolescents as well as adults. He relates well to children and youth and has been effective in working with parents, school administrators, teachers, pediatricians and attorneys.


Dr. Imber is an experienced advocate who utilizes his knowledge about special education regulations to assist children and youth in meeting their unique needs. He has served as an evaluator, consultant and advocate for more than 35 years.


His training, credentials, knowledge, broad and extensive experience, his ability to relate to other professionals and parents makes him a valuable and unique resource for those who utilize his services.


Dr. Imber has worked as an expert on legal matters in more than 20 states across the nation (including Alaska and Hawaii), however his practice is primarily in Massachusetts, Rhode Island and Connecticut; he has used his expertise to work on family court matters that involve issues of child education.

The IEE will involve a close working relationship with the parents.


Participation in Meetings on behalf of Students with Disabilities or students not yet identified as having disabilities such as:


•  Parent-teacher conferences

•  Administrative meetings

•  Evaluation team meetings

•  Response to Intervention meetings

•  Individualized Educational Program meetings

•  Mediation sessions


Presentations and Publications:


Presentations: National, Regional, State and Local on diverse topics and issues pertinent to education, special education (including attention-deficit disorders, behavioral disorders, behavioral management strategies for parents and teachers, inclusion and integration of children and adolescents with disabilities, independent educational evaluations, lead poisoning and educational competence, learning disabilities, Miranda Warnings and educational competence, DUI issues and educational competence, parental rights under the Individual with Disabilities with Education Act and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act, P.L.93-112, school violence prevention, special education assessment and evaluation.


Presenter and/or Session Leader at several National Council for Exceptional Children's Conferences, Several State and Regional Conferences, LRP Annual National Conference on Legal Issues of Educating Individuals with Disabilities


Publications: Behavioral Disorders, Exceptional Children, Journal of Learning Disabilities, Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, Lawyer's Weekly, LRP publications, Rhode Island Monthly Magazine (Special Edition), The Special Educator (editorial consultant) Today's School Psychologist (editorial consultant)


Offices Held:


Co-chairperson, Rhode Island Anti-violence Coalition.


Co-chairperson, Minority Recruitment and Cultural Diversity Committee, Feinstein School of Education and Human Development, Rhode Island College.


Past-President of the International Council for Children with Behavioral Disorders (a division of the International Council for Exceptional Children).


Professional Certification:


Special Education Administrator (grades PK-12).


School Psychologist (grades (PK-12).


Special Educator: Pre-school/Elementary/Middle School for Mild to Moderate Disabilities.


Special Educator: Middle/Secondary Level for Mild/Moderate Disabilities.


Special Educator: Moderate, Severe and Profound Disabilities (grades PK-12).


Special Educator: Physically Impaired/Multi-disabled (grades PK-12)



Dr. Steven C. Imber, Ph.D  |  Consulting Office: 401-421-4004 and 516-273-1961 | Fax: 866-379-2984