Testing is often required for children and adolescents with attention, learning, and emotional challenges that interfere with academic progress and social development. Children with these challenges may present with the following diagnoses: Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), reading and language disorders, social communication disorders, learning challenges, anxiety, and depression.
Dr. Gottlieb works with children and adolescents, and their families, to provide comprehensive neuropsychological and psychoeducational assessments to better understand the individual child’s attention capacities, learning profile, emotional functioning, and behavioral presentation. The findings of the evaluation provide insight into the child’s functioning and serve as a road map to help direct and inform future treatment and educational planning, including support for families to help them access the right professionals for their child’s needs.
The evaluation process includes a clinical interview with the parents (including a detailed developmental history), review of clinical and educational records, school visit and classroom observation, and one to three days of testing. Each report is unique and specific to the child or teen being assessed, and these findings and recommendations are discussed with the parents in a feedback meeting shortly following the testing sessions. Dr. Gottlieb is also experienced in consulting with schools and working directly with teachers to develop a plan for support in the school setting. This may include participating in Individualized Education Plan (IEP) meetings and consulting with school professionals as they develop accommodations to fit the individual child’s needs.