Autism spectrum disorder diagnosis and intervention is a focused concentration of my practice. I administer the Autism Disorder Observation Schedule – Second Edition (ADOS-2) which is considered the gold standard in autism evaluation.
I specialize in psychological evaluations for individuals ages 3-21. I provide comprehensive evaluation reports including test results, diagnostic impressions, and specifically tailored recommendations.
As a former special education teacher and school psychologist, I use my expertise in educational programming, special education procedures, and psychology to help you secure appropriate educational programming for your child.
I have over fifteen years of experience working with children and adolescents with learning and behavioral problems. My unique combination of experience as a special education teacher and psychologist allow me not only to conduct evaluations, but also to recommend and provide interventions that are effective and feasible. Additionally, I am well-versed in special education procedures, Response to Intervention (RtI), and 504 accommodation plans, making me uniquely qualified to provide consultation for educational programming. I conduct comprehensive evaluations to diagnose and treat many conditions including learning disabilities, ADHD, anxiety, depression, adjustment disorders, and intellectual disabilities among others.
I received specific training in autism spectrum disorders while completing my doctoral level internship in an autism clinic. I have provided services in an autism clinic, residential centers, public schools, and in private practice. My specialized expertise includes administration of the Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule – Second Edition (ADOS-2) which is considered to be the gold standard in autism diagnosis.
I received degrees in elementary and special education from West Virginia University. I was awarded my Ph.D. in School Psychology from University of South Florida. I completed my APA-approved doctoral internship at the Hope Institute for Children and Families and The Autism Program of Illinois (TAP). My postdoctoral training was completed in a private practice where I focused on assessment of developmental disorders including autism spectrum disorders, learning disabilities, attention deficit hyperactivity disorders, and social emotional disorders.
I specialize in diagnosis and interventions for autism spectrum disorders. I received specialized training in autism spectrum disorders while completing my doctoral level internship in an autism clinic. I have provided services in an autism clinic, residential centers, public schools, and in private practice. My specialized skills include administration of the Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule – Second Edition (ADOS-2) which is considered to be the gold standard in autism diagnosis.
As a licensed psychologist, I specialize in psychological evaluations and diagnose and treat many conditions including autism spectrum disorders, learning disabilities, ADHD, anxiety, depression, adjustment disorders, and developmental disorders including intellectual disabilities. I also provide treatment for these conditions.
As an educational consultant and advocate, I use my expertise in educational programming, special education procedures, and psychology to help you get an appropriate educational program in place for your child. I provide a variety of services individualized to meet your needs. Examples include records review and consultation, school meeting (IEP/SST/504) preparation and attendance, dispute resolution services, consultation services, and training seminars.
For more information about educational consulting and advocacy services, please visit www.specialedconsultation.com.
I am currently an in network provider for several companies including Blue Cross Blue Shield, Cigna, Aetna, and Medicaid. This list changes periodically as I am added to new panels so please contact me for the most up to date information about insurance.
If I am not in network with your insurance company, my services may be covered in full or in part by your health insurance or employee benefit plan as an Out-of-Network provider. I will provide you with a superbill which is a statement that you may use to file claims with your insurance.
It is recommended that you contact your insurance company to inquire about your coverage including copays, co-insurance, deductibles, pre-authorizations or limits which may apply to mental health or behavioral health services.
The office is located at 2801 Buford Highway NE in the Druid Chase office building. It is on Buford Highway between N. Druid Hills Rd and Lenox Rd/Cheshire Bridge. There is plenty of free parking. The office is on the 5th floor. When you exit the elevator, turn right and to Suite 501 / 503 at the end of the hall.