Psychological and educational testing provides information for diagnosis, therapy and behavioral treatment planning, academic planning with identified interventions/accommodations, and for a better understanding of one’s learning, behavior, and functioning. Dr. Boe’s assessments are designed to meet the individual needs of each youth and the diagnostic questions posed. Dr. Boe provides assessments that can determine what problems exist (e.g., ADHD, Learning Disorders/Dyslexia, Anxiety Disorders, Autism Spectrum Disorder, etc.), provide diagnostic clarification, and develop a comprehensive plan for treating needs. Dr. Boe works collaboratively during and after the assessment process with your child’s school, therapists and other providers that may be involved to ensure your child receives the highest quality of care, and that the assessment results are meaningful to all involved.
Young adults/college students are also often assessed and provided with a thorough understanding of their learning profile in order to advocate and seek supports/accommodations that might be warranted.
Dr. Boe conducts detailed and comprehensive assessments in the areas of ADHD, Autism Spectrum Disorder, Learning Disorders/Dyslexia, Dysgraphia, Dyscalculia, Intellectual Disability, giftedness, and an array of social/emotional and mood disorders leading to an accurate diagnosis and a better understanding of one’s behavior and overall level of functioning. Following the completion of an assessment, a comprehensive report detailing findings and recommendations (including research-based strategies, interventions, and necessary accommodations) is provided at a follow up session. Reports are user friendly and can be tailored to specific audiences (i.e. schools, teachers, family members).
Dr. Boe can consult with you, your child, coaches, teachers, school staff, doctors, trainers, etc. on your child’s unique needs. She is extremely knowledgeable and has served as an advocate for families dealing with school systems and understanding California Education Code, Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), American with Disabilities Act (ADA) and Section 504 of ADA as well as working with private/independent schools on obtaining appropriate accommodations/supports to meet your child’s needs. These systems can be overwhelming and intimidating when navigating on your own. Dr. Boe advocates for a child’s best interest by knowing the in’s and out’s of these systems so that families are not alone in the process. She can review school curriculum and help in the development of IEPs/504 plans/learning plans, and recommending the most appropriate and individualized supports for your child.
In addition, Dr. Boe also supports young adults, college/graduate students in determining learning strengths/needs and how to access and advocate for supports within higher education.
Dr. Boe works closely with school faculty/teachers in helping to promote excellence for all youth served. Through observations, consultation, interviews, monitoring, and ongoing collaboration and partnership with each youth’s educational team, progress is expected. Dr. Boe also provides templates for school learning plans, if requested, and can also provide ongoing progress monitoring/measuring through ongoing assessment. With all youth that Dr. Boe assesses, a six month follow up/check-in is provided.