1. Psycho-Educational Evaluations - these are evaluations to determine whether a child qualifies for special education under any of the 13 eligibility categories. If a child does not qualify under special education, I determine whether a 504 plan is appropriate. I have expertise determining whether a student qualifies for services under the Special Education categories of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), Intellectual Disability (ID), Specific Learning Disorder (SLD), Other Health Impairment (OHI) including ADHD or other medical condition, Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI), Visual Impairment (VI) including blindness, Orthopedic Impairment (OI), Deafness or Hard of Hearing, Deaf-Blindness, or Multiple Disabilities (MD).***Dr. Veronica has expertise in the assessment of students in Dual Language Immersion (DLI) programs. She is able
2. Neuro-Educational Evaluations (Psycho-Ed with Neuropsych measures) - applicable for students with medical/neurological/neurodevelopmental conditions (i.e., Autism and ADHD) and rare genetic disorders such as Prader Willi Syndrome. These evaluations include eligibility determination not only under Special Education law, but also clinical diagnosis adherence to the DSM-5, and include review of medical records.
3. Educationally-Related Mental Health Services (ERMHS)/Educationally-Related Intensive Counseling Services (ERICS) Evaluations - applicable for students whose emotional status is negatively impacting their educational performance. Determination is made whether they qualify for counseling services, and if so, I determine the length and duration of services as appropriate to the student's needs. This evaluation can detect whether a student is suffering from an emotional or mental health condition (i.e., an Emotional Disturbance such as depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, etc.) that is interfering with educational success .
4. Transition Plan - at the age of 16, all students who have an IEP are in need of a transition plan. The transition plan that I complete is student focused, dependent on the student's skills, and strengths and limitations. Parents request a transition plan evaluation to assist with determining the most appropriate program, educational setting, or career direction for their child who is soon approaching early adulthood. I can pinpoint the most appropriate career suitable for the student.
5. Social Skills - social skills are important to a healthy educational experience. Poor social skills can impact the student's self-esteem, self-efficacy, and thus negatively affect the student's educational performance. If the student is withdrawn or isolated and it is impacting his/her performance, there is help. Through an evaluation, I can determine how to best assist a student who falls within this description.
________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________My Clinic DOES NOT provide any of the following types of evaluations: Speech & Language or ACC, Assistive Technology, Occupational Therapy (OT), Physical Therapy (PT), Adaptive Physical Education (APE), or any type of Behavior evaluation such as FBA or FAA.
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