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Assessment

Neuropsychological, Psychological and Psychoeducational Assessment

Our Child Psychologist, Dr. Caroline Shackett, PhD, NCSP is board certified in School Psychology and brings a unique perspective to help families:

-Determine a child’s learning strengths and challenges and make learning plan recommendations
-Diagnose learning differences, including Specific Learning Disabilities (dyslexia, dysgraphia, and dyscalculia) and recommend interventions
-Identify attention, concentration, processing, and memory difficulties, such as ADHD and executive functioning weaknesses
-Identify social and emotional challenges or differences that may be impacting a child’s learning and happiness, such as Autism, Depression, or Anxiety
-Make recommendations to schools, tutors and service providers for services and accommodations to support a child’s learning
-Support home-school families and schools by making curricula recommendations specific to a child’s strengths and needs and progress monitoring

For the comprehensive evaluation needs of adults, our team consists of neuropsychologist, Maurissa Abecassis, PhD, and psychologist, Keri Height, PsyD.  

Dr. Abecassis takes a developmental/lifespan perspective to help answer questions regarding neuropsychological and psychoeducational differences and strengths.

 

Some neurological concerns that she can address from a cognitive and psychological perspective include:

Epilepsy

Multiple Sclerosis

Concussions

Movement disorders

Degenerative conditions such as dementias

Genetic conditions

Diabetes

Post-cancer treatment

Psychiatric symptoms that can affect cognition, such as depression, anxiety, PTSD, bipolar disorder

Pain pump and spinal stimulator eligibility

Learning differences, such as dyslexia

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD/ADD)

Executive functioning strengths and weaknesses

Memory changes

Dr. Height has expertise in the assessment of mental health conditions, personality, substance use, first episode psychosis, and Autism.  She takes a neurodiversity affirming approach to assessment and highlights that Autism is one of many neurotypes when affirming a diagnosis.  Dr. Height is also available to conduct Fitness for Duty evaluations, with experience conducting such evaluations for police, fire and other emergency services departments, as well as for other organizations.