Psychologist

Andria Glasser Das, Psy.D.

I am a licensed clinical psychologist and my passion for the past 15 years has been identification of learning disabilities and ADHD though psychoeducational assessment.

By establishing a correct diagnosis, a psychoeducational assessment can be the first step in being able to function to the best of one’s abilities.  It can identify problem areas of cognition, learning or emotions, as well as areas of strength which can then be leveraged against any weaknesses.  Most importantly, a psychoeducational assessment provides a roadmap forward by suggesting services and strategies for remediation and accommodation.  

Assessment has been the focus of my training and my career.  Following a two-year postdoctoral fellowship in the Reiss-Davis Child Study Center's Psychoeducational Diagnostic Services (PEDS) program, I have worked doing psychoeducational testing with children, teenagers and adults in a wide variety of community and group practice settings, as well as through my own testing corporation. In August 2020, I began offering comprehensive remote testing via Zoom as a response to the Covid-19 pandemic.  Testing through telehealth offers exceptional convenience for the client while maintaining the reliability and validity of in-person testing.  

In addition to my clinical work, I have taught graduate-level courses and served as an assessment supervisor.  I am also a mother of two young adults and understand the joys and challenges of parenting firsthand.  

Happy girl surrounded by bubbles outlining features of a full psychoeducational learning assessment from parallel learning

Specialties

ADHD

Anxiety

Depression

Learning Disorders

Math Disorder

Reading Disorder

Writing Disorder

Ages

Elementary School

Middle School

High School

Languages

English

About

Andria

What was your path to becoming a clinical psychologist?

Having a sibling with special needs sensitized me to the struggles families face when a child struggles with developmental or learning issues, so I knew that I wanted to be a clinical psychologist starting in high school. After graduate school, I took time off to have children and I did not start my postdoctoral internship until my younger child went to kindergarten. Being a parent has made me even more empathetic to the challenges of people with learning differences and to those that love and care for them.

Why are you passionate about helping students with learning differences?

I have seen how relieved clients are when their struggles are validated with a proper diagnosis. They no longer feel that it is just a matter of lack of effort or motivation. They feel empowered by their newfound knowledge and have a path forward. The change from hopeless to hopeful fuels my passion for working with students with learning differences.

What would you say to someone who is very anxious about learning problems in school?

Most learning problems can improve significantly with treatment or helped with appropriate accommodations. Proper diagnosis is the first step to greater academic success and increased self-esteem.

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