I can answer most questions related to psychological evaluations including an explanation of the scores and the assessment measures. I can also answer most questions regarding special education eligibility, response to intervention (RtI), and recommendations and interventions for specific areas of disability including intellectual disability, learning disability, emotional and behavioral disorders, other health impaired, autism, and pervasive developmental disorder. I can also answer questions regarding Individual Education Plans (IEPs), and parent rights. I cannot determine if a child has a disability or not based on anecdotal information or assessment scores.
As a graduate student, I interned at a psychoeducational facility for students with severe emotional and behavioral disorders as well as other disorders including specific learning disabilities, intellectual disabilities, and autism. Following my internship, I was hired full-time there as a school psychologist and worked there for several years. Since then I have worked as a regular school psychologist in a district mostly completing psychological evaluations and consulting with the Student Support Team (SST). I currently work as a contract psychologist for several metro Atlanta counties.
The National Association of School Psychologists (NASP) The Student Support Team Association for Georgia Educators (SSTAGE)
My undergraduate degree is from the University of Georgia in Psychology. I have an M.Ed. and Ed.S. from Georgia State University. I recently completed my Educational Leadership Certificate at West Georgia University.
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Hi Jodi, If your daughter will qualify for special education services under a learning disability then you really would not gain anything by adding the ADHD at this point. Once a student is found eligible
Hi Jodi, Because ADHD is a medical diagnosis, most school psychologists do not make that diagnosis. It is not forbidden exactly but the district would have to have a clear policy allowing it and the
That is great that she is adapting to school this year. One other option you might want to consider is a 504 plan. This would at least give her some protections if something does come up as well as an
Hi Tracy, You are right that there is a lot of discrepancy between some of the scores. The verbal reasoning, working memory, and processing speed scores are all above average. Visual spatial and fluid
Hi Kris, I imagine that was shocking. There are a few possibilities. One is that your son did not do as well as he could have on the WIAT-II because of things like being tired, hungry, unmotivated, not
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