Dr. Zand has been working with children and their families since the 1990's.
She is the mother of boy-girl twins, one of whom was diagnosed with Autism at 9 years old; both of whom have learning challenges within traditional educational settings.
Not wanting other children to miss early critical windows of treatment. Dr. Zand developed an expertise in conducting Developmental, Autism, Attachment, and ADHD assessments, as well as in providing child and family psychotherapies.
She also began doing research on processes that promote positive adaptation among children, parents, and families.
To inform clinical practice, Dr. Zand has published her research in multiple peer reviewed journals, trade magazines, and books. She has also presented at local, state, and national conferences.
Dr. Zand has taught physicians, medical students, psychologists, counselors, and social workers on child development, neurodevelopmental disorders, positive adaptation, parenting, and children's mental health.
To give back to the community, she has served on several national committees including: Autism Speaks' Parenting Work Group, and the National Academy of Science, Engineering, and Medicine's Parenting Collaborative.