I will call you within 24 hours of receiving your message to talk with you about our services. I can schedule an appointment for you and your child to meet with Dr. Zand.
You and your child meet for 90 minutes with Dr. Zand at the Kirkwood Office
Please bring any prior psychoeducational testing and most recent IEP, if available
Dr. Zand will talk with you about your concerns, needs, and expectations
She will collect relevant background information, and may ask you to complete some forms
She will also conduct an interactive observation with your child and, depending upon your child's age, ask your child some questions too
Dr. Zand will then develop with you a personalized plan for you and your family
*Components of a pre-adoption evaluation vary and are dependent upon the adoption agency's requirements. Generally, pre-adoption evaluations include individual interviews with the prospective parents, a conjoint interview, review of the home study report, psychological assessment, feedback, and a letter/report.
Your children are our children.
Expect your personalized plan to include:
A conceptualization of the presenting issues
Recommendations tailored to meet your child's and family's needs
Recommendations may include psychological testing, therapy, parenting services, and/or referrals
Within one week of meeting with Dr. Zand, expect to receive a written report containing background information, mental status exam with interactive observations, conceptualization of issues, and recommendations.