Katie Rand, Licensed Educational Psychologist
Each assessment is designed to determine what is impeding the student from being successful and what steps are needed to help the student reach his/her full potential. Learning profiles are determined, indicating which instructional methods are most and least effective for the student, as well as needs for instructional and testing accommodations. When relevant, DSM IV or special education disabilities will be identified.
Psychoeducational assessments may include the following:
* Review of Records (cumulative, special education, psychological, and health records)
* Interviews (parents, student, teachers, other service providers)
* Observations (home, classroom, clinical setting)
* Testing (e.g., intellectual, cognitive processing, memory, executive functioning, attention, social/emotional, language, sensory-motor, and academic achievement).
After a comprehensive assessment of the student’s strengths and areas of need, Katie will provide a psychoeducational report, clearly outlining findings and recommendations. Reports will include the following areas:
* Background information
* Clinical Observations
* A description of the tests administered
* Diagnostic test scores with analysis
* A description of the student’s learning profile, indicating specific areas of strengths and need
* Identification of DSM IV or special education disabilities when relevant
* A comprehensive list of recommendations, including intervention strategies and classroom accommodations specific to the student’s needs
* Referrals to other community professionals when relevant
Family and School Meetings:
Katie will meet with the family to discuss assessment results and future steps to supporting student success. Katie can also attend IEP and school feedback meetings to share the results of the assessment with educators and to provide recommendations in the school setting.