While many professionals offer testing, Dr. T.’s School Psychology background gives her an advantage in understanding school systems including special education law, IEP’s and 504 plans. She forms an alliance with parents/caregivers, advocating for appropriate treatment and services within the school setting. Too often school systems receive evaluations with interventions they are unable to meet; however, Dr. T.’s school psychology background provides her with an added advantage in understanding school guidelines and service options.
Testing typically includes the assessment of intelligence (cognitive), processing, and academic achievement tests to understand your child/adolescent's learning style and then guide development of classroom accommodations from an educational perspective.
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Due to Dr. T's specialization in Autism, Tampa Psychology Group will help assist you with the many questions you may have...from what kind of services does your child need....to what specific areas of treatment focus.
Many individuals present with signs and symptoms associated with an Autism Spectrum Disorder. Our comprehensive battery is used for diagnostic clarification, as well as to formulate specific interventions and recommendations for the home, school, and community settings. The testing battery assesses various cognitive areas, pragmatic language and communication, adaptive skills, and mental health concerns associated with Autism. Further, our feedback meetings assist you in taking the next steps to receive appropriate services, as well as to ensure the educational or vocational domain is meeting your or your child's needs.
An evaluation is often needed in order to receive ABA therapy and/or school services.
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Psychological evaluations often include many of the same tests administered for educational testing, but these evaluations do not include academic testing. Psychological testing examines you or your child's emotional, behavior, and psychological functioning.
We conduct these comprehensive evaluations in the areas of:
Psychological evaluations are conducted for diagnostic clarification. Depending on the referral question, evaluations often discuss appropriate treatment based on presenting concerns. Forensic evaluations are conducted in the office, prisons, centers, and/or any other place of service needed. Dr. T is currently listed as an Expert with the Federal Government and has served as an Expert Witness during trial/sentencing.
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Many people with common mental health conditions have a right to reasonable accommodations at work under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). When requesting accommodations, an individual may sometimes need supporting documentation from mental health providers. These assessments identify cognitive strengths and weaknesses, as well as any mental health factors (i.e. Anxiety or Depression) that may be impacting one's ability to complete job functions successfully. A report is written for diagnostic clarification, identification of any cognitive and/or emotional weaknesses that impact work load abilities, and provides accommodations for the workplace environment. Typically, a specific form provided by the employer is also completed as part of the necessary documentation to receive workplace accommodations.