Areas of Expertise

Delivering powerful
solutions to get you results.
Evaluations for ADHD

Comprehensive evaluations include an IQ test, academic testing, along with teacher, parent, and student input, when applicable. The IQ test provides information about how the individual learns along with how he/she does on tasks involving working memory and processing speed, areas which are often difficult for those with attention problems. The academic testing shows how the student does on both timed and non-timed tasks, and is a way to rule out any underlying learning disabilities. The evaluation comes with a report detailing the results and providing interventions to assist the individual at home and at school.


 

Learning Disabilities

Comprehensive evaluations include an IQ test, academic testing, and cognitive process testing. Evaluations may rule out a learning disability, or may yield a diagnosis of dyslexia (reading disability), dysgraphia (writing disability), or dyscalculia (math disability). The evaluation comes with a report detailing the results and providing interventions to address the academic deficits.


 

Gifted Eligibility

An IQ test is given to determine possible eligibility for the Gifted program.
 

Behavioral
Intervention Plans

After the examiner has had the opportunity to observe the child at school and/or in the home, a plan is created. Parent input is also gathered during an in-office consultation. A specific plan is created which details strategies that parents and/or teachers can use to address the behavioral issues with the ultimate goal of creating more happiness and success in all settings.

In-Home Observations

Observations are done in the home setting, during times when difficulties may arise such as getting ready for school, getting ready for bed, mealtimes, or unstructured play time. These observations help the examiner determine the triggers for the misbehaviors and how the current environment may be inadvertently contributing to them. Observations help the examiner in the creation of the behavioral plan.
 

Behavioral Issues
In-School/Daycare

Observations of the child are done in the school or daycare setting to assist in determining the function or triggers of the misbehaviors and to help formulate a plan to address them.
 

Family Mediation

Mediation of issues related to family matters, both pre and post dissolution of marriage. Issues may include, but are not limited to, time-sharing, scheduling, the children's activities, school decisions, etc. Mediation can be done with individuals who are represented by an attorney and with individuals who are pro se.
 

In-Home/In-Daycare
Toilet Training

Intensive, one-day toilet training program is implemented with both typically developing and non-typically developing children. Parents are trained on how to implement the program as well so they can continue to use its strategies, if necessary.

Standardized Testing
(SAT/ACT/GRE/LSAT/MCAT)

Evaluations are conducted to determine the need for additional time or other accommodations on high-stakes testing. The report can be submitted to the school guidance counselor for accommodations in school, and for older students, the report can be submitted for accommodations on the college entrance and graduate school entrance exams.


 

Parenting Coordination Services for Families in
High Conflict
The PC makes recommendations and assists high-conflict families in making decisions about their children. Meetings are held individually, jointly, and telephonically, when appropriate.
Co-Parenting Counseling
Assisting parents who are no longer together to parent their children in a way that is healthy and functional.
Guardian ad Litem
A GAL helps the voices of children involved in judicial proceedings be heard. These children may be abused, neglected, abandoned, or embroiled in their parents' ongoing litigation. The GAL represents the child and his/her best interests in Court, and independently conducts a thorough investigation on behalf of the child via record review and through the interviews of many people involved in the child's life. A report is created with recommendations on what is best for the child.
Child Custody Evaluations/Social Investigations
These evaluations are done to assist the Court in making decisions regarding time-sharing of children when their parents no longer live together. An assessment is done of the adults' capacities for parenting, the psychological functioning and developmental needs of the children, and the ability of each parent to meet these needs.
Home Studies
State and private agencies want a level of assurance that a child is being placed into a safe, healthy and nurturing family and home. I am certified to complete a home study for adoption or custody evaluation.
Collaborative Divorce Mental Health Neutral
The Collaborative Process is a peaceful way to resolve family matters such as divorce, custody, and parenting plans.

The Collaborative Process engages a professional team of a lawyer for each party plus financial and facilitation neutrals to help you learn everything you need to know to make the best decisions about your future, retain control over your divorce or other family matters, keep your dispute private, and plan a better future for your re-structured family instead of battling each other in court.
Reunification Counseling
Reunification counseling is used when a parent has been separated from a child(ren) for a period of time or when their relationship is strained for a variety of reasons including but not limited to: parental alienation, incarceration, abuse, trust issues or addiction. I help the parent and child(ren) re-establish communication and work to rebuild their relationship.
Supervised Visitation
Supervised visitation is ordered through the Court for a variety of reasons. I can provide this service in your home, in my office, or out in the community.