Services Offered

Services Offered

Consultation: Many families benefit from a consultation to discuss the needs of their child (or of themselves). Consultations typically involve a detailed discussion of the presenting problem and recommendations for next steps the family may wish to take. Often, prior testing is reviewed. Referrals may be made to other professionals or organizations. If a family starts with a consultation and decides later to proceed to an assessment with me, any hourly fees already paid will be deducted from the cost of the assessment.

Comprehensive Psychoeducational Assessment: The comprehensive neuropsych assessment is focused on identifying the student’s complete profile of strengths and weaknesses as a learner. To address issues of concern raised by parents, teachers, and students themselves, each assessment is customized to investigate the cognitive skill, information processing, and emotional and behavioral factors that influence the learning and achievement of that particular child. Interests and strengths outside the academic realm are investigated. Once a thorough understanding of the student’s profile has been developed, causal inferences are made to academic performance in reading, writing, mathematics and oral language, as well as to the student’s life outside of academics. Detailed recommendations are provided for talent and skill development in areas of strength and interest, and remediation and accommodation in areas of weakness.

Gifted and Achievement Assessment: For families who seek a better understanding of their child’s intellectual needs, an abbreviated assessment consisting of intellectual ability/IQ testing, academic achievement testing, and an exploration of student interests can be conducted. Recommendations are made for school placement, subject acceleration and enrichment, and talent development in and outside of school. If areas of weakness associated with learning challenges are discovered in the process, families are informed of options from directly addressing the weakness through remediation to exploring the student’s profile in greater depth through a comprehensive assessment.

Presentations and Speaking Engagements
I am available to speak to interested groups about the needs of exceptional learners. Often, I can do so without charging a speaking fee, but I may request reimbursement for travel expenses.