COMPREHENSIVE DIAGNOSTIC EVALUATIONS
Trained as a school psychologist and having practiced in schools and multiple clinic settings, I have extensive experience conducting comprehensive evaluations to assess and diagnose neurodevelopmental, behavioral, psychological, and learning disorders.
An evaluation with me starts with a parent-only intake appointment, during which we can discuss your concerns for your child in detail. From there, diagnostic testing is scheduled to take place in my office, which typically takes between 2-6 hours, depending on the child and the questions you are hoping to answer with an evaluation. Typically, parents and teachers will also be expected to complete behavior rating forms to supplement my testing with the child. Following the completion of all testing, a feedback session is then scheduled with the parents to discuss the results of the evaluation and any appropriate recommendations for treatment. A complete diagnostic report will also be provided at the time of the feedback session. The entire process, from start to finish, typically takes about 3-5 weeks.
A comprehensive evaluation like this may examine one or a number of possible diagnoses, such as:
Attention problems or ADHD
Learning disabilities, including dyslexia
Mood disorders, including depression
Tic disorders, including Tourette's Disorder
Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) and related tic or habit disorders (trichotillomania, excoriation disorder, etc.)
Disruptive behavior disorders
IQ TESTING FOR PRIVATE SCHOOL ADMISSIONS
I conduct IQ/Gifted Assessments for admission to private schools, including academic achievement testing if needed. I also provide Early Entrance to Kindergarten evaluations.
When providing IQ testing, I use the WPPSI-IV for children 5 years and younger, and the WISC-V for children 6+ years of age. When providing academic achievement testing for those who need it, I use the WIAT-4.
Please note that insurance does not cover IQ and Early Entrance to Kindergarten Evaluations.
I am available for consultation with parents and teachers, most often as follow-up after an evaluation is complete. For example, parents sometimes ask me to attend school meetings or review school-based intervention or accommodation plans.
I also provide short-term behavioral coaching/consultation for parents, and I occasionally provide short-term therapy services for youth to "bridge the gap" between an evaluation with me and starting therapy services with another mental health provider.