As a parent myself, I understand the anxieties, hopes, and concerns we all have for our children. I sympathize with parents who face that gut-wrenching feeling of being told that something is “not right” with their child’s development. That is why I strive in my practice to help parents and other professionals understand the various factors that come together to affect a child’s development.
Neuropsychological assessments are complex and can be daunting. I try to perform them and relay my findings in a manner that is easy for parents, schools, and other professionals to understand. I will always hold the hand of both the parents and children throughout the evaluation process to ensure an understanding of the results, to communicate with the child’s school, and to connect the family to varied professionals.
I am constantly grappling with the challenge of bridging psychological theory and practice. Test scores can be instructive, but I believe wholeheartedly that there is much to be learned from simply observing a child. In my reports, I aim to capture and present a picture of each child as a child, not just as a conglomeration of numbers. I approach each child I work with as a unique individual and rely upon my theoretical training as only a linguistic and conceptual tool to aid in my formulations about their neuropsychological functioning.
Even after evaluating thousands of children, each child I see teaches me something new, just as my own children do every day. It is an understatement to say that it continually feels uplifting to me to work on behalf of children. I am lucky to do something that I love and I hope to enrich the life of your child by providing an evaluation that gives you a picture of your child as a unique being, and assists them in growing into joyful and self-regulated lifelong learners. All of the work I do is informed by the passion I have for neuropsychology and the love I have for children.
Please don’t hesitate to contact me. I very much look forward to working with you and your child.