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Your first appointment will focus on discussing your initial needs, concerns, and expectations.  Dr. Zand will collect relevant background information, review all records, conduct a mental status exam on your child,  engage in an interactive observation of your child, and ask you to complete some forms.  She will then develop with you a personalized plan.
Our doctoral level psychologists conduct individualized, trauma-informed, comprehensive psychological evaluations that include tailored recommendations to support your child's social, emotional, and behavioral development.   We routinely assess for Autism Spectrum Disorders,  Attachment,  Developmental Delays, Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder, Learning Disorders,  Intellectual Giftedness, and Social/ Emotional/Behavioral difficulties.  We have particular expertise in differential diagnosis and pre-adoption evaluations.   

Autism

For ages 24 months to young adulthood:  

(depending on the child's chronological age) 

  • Developmental Assessment

  • Intelligence Testing

  • Achievement Testing 

  • Language Screening

  • Comprehensive Memory Testing 

  • Adaptive Functioning

  • Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule-2 

  • Sensory Profile 

  • Behavioral/Emotional/Social Assessment

  • All Appropriate Neuropsychological Areas: processing speed, visual-motor skills, visual-perceptual skills, auditory processing skills,  attention/ concentration skills, oral language 

  • Feedback session with comprehensive report and recommendations

Attachment

For ages 18 months to 16 years:

  • Marschack Interactive Method (MIM): a structured technique for observing and assessing the overall quality and nature of the relationships between a caregiver and their child. 

  • Behavioral/Emotional/Social Assessment

  • Feedback session with comprehensive report and recommendations

 

Screeners

Types of Available Screening Tools:

  • Autism, ADHD, Language, Developmental, Trauma,  Social/ Emotional

ADHD

For ages 48 months to young adulthood:

 

  • Intelligence Testing

  • Achievement Testing 

  • Comprehensive Memory Testing

  • Language Screening

  • Sensory Profile 

  • Behavioral/Emotional/Social Assessment

  • All Appropriate Neuropsychological Areas: processing speed, visual-motor skills, visual-perceptual skills, auditory processing skills, attention/concentration skills, oral language, phonological processing skills

  • Continuous Performance Test 

  • Feedback session with comprehensive report and recommendations.

 

Learning Disorders

For ages 48 months to young adulthood:

 

  • Intelligence Testing

  • Achievement Testing 

  • Comprehensive Memory Testingo

  • Language Screening

  • Sensory Profile 

  • Behavioral/Emotional/Social Assessment

  • All Appropriate Neuropsychological Areas: processing speed, visual-motor skills, visual-perceptual skills, auditory processing skills, attention/concentration skills, oral language, phonological processing skills

  • Feedback session with comprehensive report and recommendations.

Developmental 

 For ages 18 months to 60 months:

 

  • Comprehensive assessment of cognitive, fine motor, gross motor, language, and social/emotional functioning

  • Feedback session with a comprehensive report and recommendations

 

Social/Emotional/Behavioral

For ages 5 years to young adulthood:

 

  • Please speak to us regarding your concerns in order to obtain an estimated cost of assessment.  These are typically completed on an hourly fee basis

  • Feedback session with comprehensive report and recommendations

Gifted 

For ages 4 years to 16 years:
 

  • Intelligence testing

  • Achievement testing

  • Social/ Behavioral/Emotional  Assessment

  • Gifted rating scales: motivation, creativity, artistic talent, leadership

Pre-Adoption 

 For ages birth to 16 years:

 

  • Interviews with each prospective parent if more than 1 parent 

  •  A conjoint interview with the prospective parents

  • A review of the Home Study Report

  •  Psychological testing

  •  Feedback session with the prospective parents, unless the prospective parents waive this right

  • A written report and letter based on the adoption agency's requirements

Individual and family therapy services are available to address adoption issues, attachment, developmental trauma, anxiety,  depression, parent-child relationship struggles, cognitive/emotional/behavioral regulation difficulties, adjustment problems, communication struggles, disconnection, divorce, and remarriage.
 
We are accredited in a variety of evidence-based parenting programs to help you manage unwanted behaviors, set rules, encourage behaviors you like, and take care of yourself.   We offer the following programs:  Positive Adult Development, Triple P,  Partners in Parenting Education,  Nurturing Parenting, and  Collaborative & Proactive Solutions.  
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