The Exceptional Learner

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Initial Consultation

I offer a complimentary 20-minute consultation, which will be conducted over the phone. We will discuss any presenting concerns, the reasons for which you are looking into an assessment, and the goals you have. I will provide a clear outline of the costs involved and you will need to sign an informed consent form before an assessment is scheduled.

Assessment

Testing sessions can be arranged in my Pasadena office, as well as in Beverly Hills, West Hollywood, and Encino. In general, for a comprehensive assessment, we will need to schedule two in-person testing sessions that will be about 3 hours each. However, this can vary based on the areas being assessed, the pace of the examinee, and the number of breaks taken.

At this stage, I will be seeking parent and teacher input via questionnaires and standardized rating scales that you will be responsible for getting filled out and returned. In-person school observations may or may not be conducted, depending on the reason(s) for the assessment.

Report Preparation

I will score all assessments and rating scales, and combine this data with information gathered from interviews, observations, and record reviews to create a comprehensive assessment report with DSM-V diagnosis and/or Special Education eligibility where relevant. This report will be completed and ready within 15 business days following the conclusion of all assessments, rating scales, and observations (if applicable).

Review Meeting

I will schedule a 1-hour virtual meeting to go over the assessment outcomes and the comprehensive report. During this meeting, we will discuss my recommendations, next-steps, and how to best support your child going forward. There will also be opportunity to address any additional questions you may have.

Specific Areas of Expertise

Assessment, consultation, and intervention planning for Autism Spectrum Disorder and related conditions

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Assessment, consultation, and intervention planning for Autism Spectrum Disorder and related conditions

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Assessment, consultation, and intervention planning for students with possible learning disabilities such as dyslexia, nonverbal learning disabilities, dyscalculia, and dysgraphia

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Assessment, consultation, and intervention planning for students with ADHD, executive functioning deficits, and related conditions

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Assessment, consultation, and intervention planning for students with emotional and behavioral disorders (i.e.: anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder, trauma, school avoidance/refusal)

Assessment, consultation, and intervention planning for students with possible learning disabilities such as dyslexia, nonverbal learning disabilities, dyscalculia, and dysgraphia

Assessment, consultation, and intervention planning for students with ADHD, executive functioning deficits, and related conditions

Assessment, consultation, and intervention planning for students with emotional and behavioral disorders (i.e.: anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder, trauma, school avoidance/refusal)