Any of these sound familiar?
Concerned that your child might have ADHD?
Worried about a potential Learning Disability for your child?
Is your child struggling right now with completing school work at home, and wanting a more comprehensive idea of what might be hindering them?
We Can Help
Our staff Expert, Karrie Walters, PhD has a Masters Degree in Special Education and over a decade of experience working in schools.
She also is a Licensed Psychologist with over 20 years of experience working with children who are experiencing attention, learning and behavioral issues.
In these past 20 years, she has provided assessment, differential diagnosis, intervention planning and consultation services across a wide range of organizations, including public schools, interdisciplinary medical settings, university settings and private practice.
What Can You Expect?
- An opportunity to have a professional take a closer look at your concerns
- A clearer picture regarding the factors that might be influencing your child’s attention and learning, including the possibility of a future adhd or learning disability diagnosis.
- Insight into how multiple factors that may be interacting together to influence your child’s attention and learning
- An opportunity to talk to a professional about possible beneficial next steps regarding possible further assessment and intervention options.
A comprehensive evaluation can be seen as similar to putting together a puzzle. In the beginning, there are puzzle pieces scattered all over the floor. You can see glimpses of possible images, but much of the larger picture is muddled. A full comprehensive evaluation involves gathering as many puzzle pieces as possible and putting them together to gain a wider picture. Because we are unable to offer cognitive and academic testing, we are not able to gather and add these pieces to our final picture. However, with an educational consultation the psychologist will take a look at the pieces we do have and offer some insights into what pictures seem to be forming and possible next steps to take.
Wanting more information? Please Read Below:
Is your child struggling with learning issues?
The first service is an Educational Consultation that involves behavioral questionnaires and an interview with our psychologist, Dr. Karrie Walters, to discuss your concerns. She can offer guidance on possible next steps regarding diagnosis as well as offer suggestions for accommodations in school and at home that may be beneficial for you. In addition to being a licensed psychologist, Dr. Walters also holds a Master’s degree in Special Education. She has many years of experience working with students with ADHD and learning disabilities. This is a consultation appointment only; no official diagnosis will be made or report written. This service is $200.
The second service we offer is a Comprehensive Psychological Evaluation. This service includes the full battery of cognitive testing, including an I.Q. test and a learning achievement test in addition to behavioral questionnaires, an in-person interview with Dr. Walters, and a phone consult with the child’s teacher. This service is recommended for more complicated cases or if there are concerns of a learning disability or ADHD. This service includes an official diagnosis and a 10-page report that can be taken to the school for accommodations and to a health care provider for treatment. This service costs $1500 and a payment plan can be arranged. If you choose this option after the initial educational consultation, the $200.00 fee you already paid will be applied towards this amount.
If you have further questions regarding this service, we’d be happy to give you a call and we can talk in more detail. Please call 541-517-9733 .