I conduct comprehensive assessments of children, teens, and young adults with such suspected learning disabilities as dyslexia, dysgraphia, dyscalculia, ADHD, and Autism Spectrum Disorder. My evaluation includes the following: discussion on whether the student's profile meets DSM-5 criteria; special education eligibility, and Section 504 criteria; recommended accommodations; and focus for goals, placement, and intervention.
I have 25 plus years of experience initially as a school psychologist and then in public school administration at various schools throughout the Bay Area, and 15 years of experience in private practice as a licensed educational psychologist. My experience helps me when assessing students, conducting independent educational evaluations (IEEs), working with school districts, and coaching parents who are working with their school-based teams.
I have studied the importance of understanding a school's culture and what leads the Individualized Education Program (IEP) team when making decisions. The fears and frustrations that many parents have when their child is not progressing as expected I have also shared. I know what is reasonable to expect during the IEP process, and can offer parents advice on their options when the process does not match their goals.