Can you help me figure out how to help my child?
I believe parents have an innate knowledge of when their child needs help, but sometimes they are not sure what interventions would be most effective. I often have parents call, at a loss for what steps to take to intervene for their children. At this point, the road to success often starts with a listening ear. From there, together, we devise a "game plan". Parents then often come in for an initial consultation, schedule a cognitive analysis, or ask me to observe in a classroom. Sometimes a child needs more than one avenue of intervention and support. I am connected with a large network of therapists and other service providers and often make referrals through my consultation services. I find great joy in helping parents unlock the puzzle that helps their children succeed.
What Is the difference between Educational Therapy and tutoring?
This is actually a very confusing topic, and I still get called a tutor quite often, but there is a distinct difference. Educational therapy is approaching educational needs using a therapeutic model. Formal and informal assessments drive the intervention, while parents, partnering with the educational therapist, often plays a key role in setting goals. Educational therapists play the role of a case manager, communicating with therapists, parents, and teachers as needed. Educational Therapists are highly educated and highly trained professionals, accredited through The Association of Educational Therapists.
I think my child has ADHD, can you help?
While my testing can indicate a possible diagnosis of ADHD, I am not a medical doctor, psychologist, or psychiatrist, and so I cannot provide an official diagnosis. I can do psycho-educational evaluations for students with ADHD that looks at learning patterns and recommends accommodations and interventions. I can also do a cognitive analysis that helps parents understand more how their child learns, but I cannot give the initial diagnosis. If this is your concern, please contact me for a consultation and I can refer you to one of my psychologist colleagues.
I think my child has a learning disability, can you help?
My psycho-educational evaluations are designed to not only identify learning disabilities in students, but also to identify the cause of that learning disability. This is not only a good diagnostic tool, but will give you information that you can use to plan interventions and optimize school experiences.
I don't really want my child to have a diagnosis, but I want to know how they learn.
I discovered over the years that some families do not want a diagnosis, or have children that would not qualify for a diagnosis of a learning disability who would still benefit from the information on their child's learning style, cognitive processing, and academic skills that can be obtained through a traditional psycho-educational evaluation. This is why I developed the Cognitive Analysis Program, to empower parents with information that can help direct the decisions they make in regards to their child's educational direction.
What are your rates?
Please follow the link to my rates page for more information. As I have said on other pages, I never charge for phone consults. I see this as a service to the community and allows me to refer families to other services as needed.
Do you accept insurance?
I provide a procedure code on my invoices for psycho-educational evaluations upon request and can include a diagnosis code as it applies to your child, but I do not file insurance and I am not in network with any insurance providers.