IDEA and 504 disability evaluations* Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD-with and without hyperactivity)* Gifted*Selective Mutism*Twice Exceptional Evaluations*Tourette* PTSD* Diagnosis Specific Evaluations
IDEA and 504 disability evaluations:
As a nationally certified school psychologist, my reports are written to include clinical diagnoses and recommendations as well as IDEA guidelines set forth for special education disability evaluations and 504 eligibility criteria, when appropriate. The most common special education evaluations that I conduct include those for Specific Learning Disabilities (ask me how Dyslexia is included with this), comprehensive evaluations for Other Health Impairment (including ADHD or Tic Disorders), Emotional Disability (including Selective Mutism, Anxiety Disorders and Depression), and Intellectual Disabilities.
We conduct evaluations for college students to help determine necessary accommodations for disabilities as well as work closely with the college disability resource centers.
Our Independent Educational Evaluations (IEEs) meet state and local guidelines and take the next step by insuring the report also meets local education agency requirements (district guidelines). We have access to a wide range of experts in the areas of Speech and Language, Behavioral support, and Occupational Therapy, thereby allowing for a comprehensive developmental assessment to be conducted.
We use gold standard state approved assessments for children ages 4 through 19 in a one on one testing session. We regularly conduct gifted evaluations for numerous local school districts, students attending private schools, for schools out of state, and scholars programs.
Twice exceptional evaluations are comprehensive in accomplishing an assessment of strengths and needs for students who are both gifted and struggle with learning disorders or social/emotional difficulties. It is important that if you suspect your child is 2e, that you have them evaluated by a clinician who is familiar with assessing this population of students.
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder:
ADHD is a mental health and medical condition with three subtypes; hyperactive-impulsive, inattentive, or combined. I conduct a full and comprehensive psychoeducational evaluation in conjunction with using specific rating scales and assessments which directly measure attention including auditory, visual, and shifting attention tasks. A neuropsychological test (NEPSY II) is an additional option to this evaluation which can be given depending on presenting concerns.
Although we diagnose many different disorders under the DSM 5, in addition to those listed above, Anxiety Disorders including Selective Mutism, Separation Anxiety, Generalized Anxiety, Panic Attacks, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, Tourette Syndrome and Tic Disorders, Pediatric Acute Onset Neuropsychiatric Syndrome (PANS/PANDAS), and social cognitive deficits associated with Autism Spectrum Disorders are some areas that Dr. Goodman specializes in and follows specific protocols for diagnosing and treatment.