Are you concerned your child has a learning disability or another disorder, such as ADHD or autism? Watching your child struggle in school can be frustrating and heartbreaking, especially if you’ve tried to help in every way you know how. Perhaps you know your child is bright, but you don’t understand why he or she is not demonstrating his or her true potential. Or, maybe assisting him or her with homework is so time-consuming and taxing that you feel inadequate, as if you are failing your child as a parent. Worst of all is watching your child’s self-esteem falter, anxiety replacing it and a love for learning lost.
Everybody is a Genius. But If You Judge a Fish by Its Ability to Climb a Tree,
It Will Live Its Whole Life Believing that It is Stupid (Albert Einstein)
Children and adolescents are faced with many more challenges and demands than ever before, both at school and in their community. This requires a solid understanding of what makes them who they are and how to best support them across their development. I aim to help families understand their child’s unique strengths and weaknesses and to empower them to make positive change to influence their academic and social functioning.
I specialize in providing “tailored” psychological evaluations, assessing children, adolescents, and college students. I have been completing this type of evaluation since 1997. I conduct evaluations of learning disabilities, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), developmental disorders, and autism spectrum disorders. I am also skilled in assessing various social emotional issues, such as anxiety and depression, as well as testing for private school admission (CAIS), gifted assessments, and early kindergarten admission.
“There needs to be a lot more emphasis on what a child
can do instead of what he cannot do.” (Temple Grandin)