As child psychologists, our goal is to assist in improving the quality of life for children who face the challenges associated with a wide range of developmental and behavioral difficulties. We provide services which are tailored to meet the specific needs of each individual child. We believe that children can more fully realize their potential through the determination of their unique pattern of strengths and weaknesses. Through diagnostic evaluation, personalized recommendations and intervention, we strive to help children achieve success in their everyday lives. We also offer evaluations for adults on a limited basis.
Dr. Dana Weinstein and Dr. Melissa Lang started the practice in 2002 after working as child psychologists in multiple other venues. Our clinicians specialize in individually tailored assessments for Dyslexia, Dysgraphia, Dyscalculia, Autism Spectrum Disorders including Asperger’s Disorder, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, and emotional issues. We offer clinical evaluations and services for clients of all ages which include:
- Behavioral Consultation
- Independent Educational Evaluations (IEE)
- Testing for giftedness
- School Observations
- Attendance/Advocacy at Tier/SST, IEP and Section 504 meetings
- Documentation required for modification to standardized tests such as SAT, GRE
- Documentation required for Katie Beckett deeming waiver, SSI applications
Our assessments are integrated into a personalized profile of strengths and weaknesses as well as specific interventions for you and/or your child. We feel that it is critical to integrate all aspects of a child’s functioning in order to plan the most appropriate educational and behavioral interventions to ensure success. Your doctor will conference with you before the assessment in order to determine the best evaluation for your needs. We will also be happy to consult via phone regarding your situation and suggest the most appropriate assessment, tailored to fit your child. We are available to attend your school-related conferences such as IEP or Student Support Team/RtI/Tier meetings. When selecting psychological testing services for your child, be sure to ask if all testing will be completed by a doctoral-level psychologist. Our experienced doctors personally complete all assessments at CPEA; we do not utilize psychometrists or psychological testing technicians. This allows us to provide more personal service to you and your child, and assures you that a clinician with extensive experience handles all parts of the evaluation. Many of our clinicians have a history of working in local school systems and have expertise regarding Department of Education rules and regulations, particularly those affecting children with special needs.