My private practice is dedicated to providing evaluations for individuals who hope to better understand their or their child’s giftedness, learning differences, attention issues, social or emotional concerns, or autism spectrum behaviors. My goal in establishing a small private assessment practice is to provide a personalized, informative, and supportive experience for parents, children, and young adults transitioning to college or post-graduate school settings. Clients who call in speak directly with me from the start of the evaluation to the end of the process and then once again when I follow up with them to check in on progress and treatment goals. As a result of the smaller scope of my practice I can see clients sooner, they have greater access to me directly, I can spend more time answering questions, turn around reports more quickly, and simplify the entire process.
An evaluation is the first step in identifying the nature of the problem, outlining a course of recommended treatment, and enlisting school-based supports. With an evaluation individuals can better understand the types of interventions, supports, enrichment opportunities, and schools that are best suited for them or their child. It provides a sense of relief to pinpoint the exact areas that need intervention and a sense of real hope that with that knowledge steps can be taken to achieve quantifiable gains.
After an evaluation some individuals choose to request accommodations such as extended time and/or direct services through their school district or university, and I am happy to provide the information you will need to help navigate that process. Others wish to pursue intervention and support through private means. I am happy to provide referrals based on my unique knowledge of working with you or your child and determining his/her needs.
Some college and post-graduate students have long wondered whether they might have a learning difference or attention issues. They may be motivated on their own to pursue an evaluation or may have been encouraged by a caring teacher, friend, or parent. An evaluation can provide a greater sense as to why certain subjects, tasks are difficult while others come so easily and what can be done about this. In other instances college and post-graduate students pursue an evaluation after having been previously diagnosed with a learning disability or attention issue when they were younger. Now having the unique challenges associated with handling a full university course load, they may want to revisit an evaluation in order to request classroom accommodations at the college level, learn about educational technology to help them stay on top of assignments and reading, or apply for accommodations on standardized testing exams.
I look forward to hearing from you and working together!