Learning Disability Evaluations
We evaluate people of all ages for learning disabilities in reading, writing, and mathematics. We are experts in dyslexia evaluations that are designed to inform remedial approaches. We target specific thinking skills that may be contributing to difficulties in reading, writing, or mathematics so that specific interventions can be developed to improve those areas. A comprehensive learning disability evaluation may include:
A clinical interview, where we learn about your child’s academic history and current difficulties
A comprehensive examination of underlying cognitive processes (i.e., an “IQ” test)
An assessment of academic skills
An assessment of behavior, based on rating scales completed by parents and teachers
Follow-up assessment of any identified weaknesses, which may include an extended memory battery of or tests of executive function
Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) Evaluation
Parents/caregivers may be the first to suspect that their child is struggling with delays in acquiring certain milestones, communication, relationships with others, displaying the same behaviors, or have specialized interests. Evaluations to assess ASD fully evaluate an individual’s behavior, communication and social skills. Our practice uses gold-standard assessment methods (i.e. ADOS-2, ADI-R) in autism evaluations, when appropriate. We offer these assessments to individuals of all ages, including adults. Most importantly, our evaluations will help guide recommendations to access appropriate support.
A comprehensive evaluation for autism spectrum disorder may include:
A clinical interview with the parent/guardian and client to learn more about the child’s developmental history and current difficulties
An assessment of symptoms of Autism Spectrum Disorder (i.e. ADOS-2), as well as adaptive and social skills
An assessment of behavior, communication, and relationships based on rating scales completed by parents and teachers
Gifted Talented Evaluation
Gifted programs typically require certain scores above the 95th percentile. We use child-friendly measures designed to capture your child’s potential. We offer these tests with or without a formal report to reduce your cost.
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) for Anxiety
CBT is an evidence-based practice that assists clients in recognizing that thoughts, feelings, behaviors, and physical sensations are interconnected. This involves supportive exposure to anxious beliefs in order to alter emotional behaviors to support clients in achieving their goals.
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) for Depression
CBT offers clients a solution-focused process to recognize and challenge their current thoughts and behavior patterns in order to achieve greater fulfillment in life.
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) for Couples and Families
CBT offers children and adults a more meaningful way to interact and express themselves within their relationship or family. CBT teaches children and parents specific skills and helpful tools to improve relationships.
Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT) for Students
Today’s school-age and college students experience tremendous pressure from social media, rigorous academic standards, and life transitions. CBT provides an opportunity to improve a client’s thoughts about themselves and build resiliency by teaching helpful coping skills to build independence.