Comprehensive Psychoeducational Evaluations- This comprehensive evaluation examines a child's innate strengths, information processing skills (auditory, visual, processing speed, etc.), academic functioning in three broad areas, executive functioning skills, and social emotional functioning. The goal is to provide information useful to parents, teachers, and other team members, with specific recommendations that take advantage of the individual's strengths.
Individual/Family therapy- one of the primary reasons that a child is referred for therapy is that functioning within the social, academic, and/or family environments is being negatively impacted by emotional or behavioral difficulties that the child is experiencing. The goal of therapeutic intervention, then, is to assist the child and family with identifying strategies to help the child better manage emotions and determine factors underlying behavioral disturbance such that these can be addressed. The family is a crucial component to any therapy with a child, and is always involved in the therapy process.
Floortime(R) - children who have been identified on the autism spectrum or as having difficulties associated with this disorder often benefit from DIR/Floortime (R) intervention. This therapeutic developmental approach is designed to help children communicate more effecitvely, connect and engage in more purposeful and pleasurable ways with others, and to develop stronger problem solving and reasoning skills such that they are able to interact with others more easily and with greater intentionality. I am a DIR (R) certified therapist, with Profectum and ICDL, and enjoy the process of helping children and parents develop stronger, deeper, and more positive relationships using the Floortime (R) approach.
Other assessment options-
Parent consultations: Clinical/diagnostic interview with parents to determine what, if any, services could be beneficial for your child, and to problem solve with parents regarding strategies to utilize in the home environment