What advice would you give to a family who is on the fence about signing up for a learning assessment (or counseling/therapy)?
An evaluation offers useful information about an individual's strengths and areas of challenge. Most important, a comprehensive evaluation offers practical recommendations for developing skills and accessing any additional supports.
What was your path to becoming a provider?
I studied psychology and sociology at Michigan State University and knew that I wanted a career in which I could have a positive impact on people's lives, particularly for children and adolescents. I learned about the field of school psychology and completed my doctoral degree at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. I then went on to obtain my clinical licensure and have had the opportunity to work in school, clinical, and academic research settings.
Why are you passionate about helping students with learning differences?
By understanding one's individual strengths and areas of challenge, students can be supported with effective strategies to leverage their assets and further build their skills. Not everyone learns in the same way. All students deserve access to effective strategies and supports to help them meet their goals.