The following are services* Dr. Sears can provide:
(For more information you can contact Dr. Sears @ 740-616-8616)
Psychoeducational Evaluation (Learning Disabilities, etc)
This type of evaluation includes measures of cognitive ability and academic achievement in order to determine processing strengths and weaknesses as well as learning disabilities such as dyslexia. Evaluations are individually tailored to address the presenting concerns. For this reason, additional measures, as needed, may be used such as those used to identify behavioral/emotional difficulties, executive functioning, and adaptive functioning. This evaluation includes one or more appointments to complete all of the cognitive and academic testing, a thorough review of all intake and background information, data synthesis and analysis, and a written report which includes all of the above information as well as educationally-related diagnoses and recommendations.
College Accommodations Evaluation
This evaluation will be designed to fulfill the student’s chosen college/university requirements for identification as a student with a disability. A thorough review of the student’s IEPs or 504 Plans (while in high school) will be required in order to document previous disabilities, as well as accommodations that were necessary. This evaluation will include measures of cognitive ability and academic achievement as well as any other measures that may pertain to the student’s disability. This evaluation includes one or more appointments (based on the individual needs) to complete all of the testing, a thorough review of pertinent intake and background information, test synthesis and analysis, and a written report which includes all of the above information as well as diagnoses and recommendations for accommodations that will be necessary in college.
Consultative Feedback Conference
Following any evaluation, the client/parent(s) will schedule a time to meet with the psychologist to review all test results, diagnoses, and recommendations. A copy of the written evaluation will be provided during the feedback appointment.
Face-to-Face Meetings with School Personnel
Upon parent request, the school psychologist can provide consultation to the child’s school/teacher including information on the child’s learning strengths/weaknesses, information regarding the child’s diagnosis, and recommended academic or behavioral interventions. If requested, the school psychologist may also attend relevant meetings including ETR (MFE), IEP, RtI, and 504 Planning meetings.
This service includes reviewing files, ETRs, IEPs, or any educationally-related information regarding the student. Recommendations for reducing academic barriers to learning will be provided, based on the information provided.
At the parent’s request, the psychologist can do school observations that include observation in the classroom and any other areas of the school which present difficulty for the child.
Counseling services for prevention or alleviation of educationally related learning problems
Short-term, trauma-based therapeutic services are also provided to reduce the impact of traumatic events on educational performance. These services are offered as individual sessions or group session (3 or more people). The typical length of these short-term intervention groups is 6 weeks, but this timeframe can be assessed during the first appointment.
Academic Evaluation (K-college)
Reading/Writing Evaluation (Dyslexia/Dysgraphia; K-6 grade)
Math Evaluation (Dyscalculia; K-6 grade)
Intelligence Test (K-College)
Social-Emotional Evaluation (K-College)
Executive Functioning Evaluation (K-College)
Adaptive Functioning Evaluation (K-College)
Call Dr. Sears @ 740-616-8616 to set up an appointment or for any further questions you may have.