Psychoeducational and Psychological Evaluations
The decision to have a psychological or psycho-educational evaluation is one that often comes with many questions and concerns. I am committed to providing personal and competent attention to families, and offer a variety of different types of evaluation services. When evaluating a child or adolescent, I believe that it is critically important to consider that individual as he or she relates to his or her own environment. It is equally important to consider as many different aspect of an individual as possible to the most comprehensive picture related to his or her environment.
I provide consultation services to families who are navigating through the Individual Educational Plan (IEP) process and interest in having independent support in reviewing documents, attending Imeetings, and assessing needs.
Evaluations are also conducted to best ascertain an individual's profile of strengths and needs, and can be requested by families and school. More specifically, evaluations are specifically tailored to assess issues including autism specturm disorders, attention-related disorders, developmental delays and needs, learning issues, and behavioral conceerns. Evaluations are conduted for individuals 2 1/2 years of age through adults.
Dr. von Zuben also conducts evaluations for those students who are interest in applying for accommodations on stadardized test, including the PSATs and SATs, in additon to assessments to help inform the transition to college and accommodations and services at the college level .
All learning and psychological evaluations are specifically designed to meet an individual's needs, and begin with a family consultation to assess concerns, answer questions, and outline objectives. All evaluations also include school feedback and data at the family's request.
Dr. von Zuben is a family-centered therapist trained in cognitive-behavioral techniques. She works with children, adolescents, and adults, and specializes in helping with attention, anxiety, depression, social skills, and autism spectrum disorders. As a therapist, I believe in the importance of estaiblishing a strong and persoal connection with each of my clients, and believe that the best way to promote meaningful change is to appreciate a person in his or his own individual environment. In a supportive place, my goal is to provide indivudalized attention to the familes I work with to help them achieve their goals.
Dr. von Zuben also runs social skills groups for children, which incorporates both a skill-building segment for children, as well as a psycho-educational component for parents as to how to reinforce topics discussed in group.
Consultation and Advocacy to Work with your Child's School
As a certified school psychologist and licensed psychologist, Dr. von Zuben is trained to provide educational advocacy services to children and their families. More specifically, Dr. von Zuben has over 10 years experience working with families and schools to provide and implement appropriate services for students. In this role, Dr. von Zuben consults with and guides parents through the process of obtaining services through their local school Child Study Team to ensure appropriate placement and services for each child's educational needs.
Collaborative Law Work for Families Experiencing Divorce
As a child-centered therapist, I believe that divorce can be achieved in a manner that is supportive of families.
Collaborative Law is an innovative model for helping adults and children through the divorce process. I am a member of the Bucks County Collaborative Law Group (www.buckscountycollabortivelaw.com), a local group of attorneys and allied professionals dedicated to helping you and your family at this vulnerable and upsetting time of life. To find out more about collaborative law, please go to https://www.collaborativepractice.com
I use my extensive experience as a child and family psychologist for the family court to help famlies make the divorce transition go as smoothly as possible. As part of this proces, I can support families in the follwing ways:
- As a child specialist
- As a therapist for individual adults or children
- As a divorce coach
- As a mediator for child-centered issues