Comprehensive evaluations give parents and caretakers the advantage of understanding their child's unique needs. Assessments are completed based on specific referral questions.
Do you want to know?
your child's intellectual capacity and understand it in relevance to their performance
your child's perception of themselves and others
how your child behaves in relevance to their peers at home and in the school environment
Do you need assistance?
improving your communication with your child
understanding your child's internal motivations and their behaviors
supporting your child's learning
seeking accommodations for your child at school
improving your child's social skills
Developmentally, children may not always have the language to articulate the various emotions they experience. From a behavioral perspective, they often act out what they experience internally. Learning about the function of behavior can help us, adults, understand the best ways to address our child's needs.
Dr. Wheldon has experience providing psychological assessments and direct therapy for children. She has served as a school counselor for St. Joachim Catholic School and worked with the Attention Learning Center in Orange County, CA.