Psychologist

Jason Northrup, Psy.D.

Dr. Northrup is skilled in psychoeducational assessment, accommodation delivery, and universal design with applied experience interpreting Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). He is a dedicated disability services and student affairs professional with a Doctorate in School Psychology from the University at Albany, State University of New York.

Dr. Northrup has spent considerable time in postsecondary and non-profit settings applying and interpreting the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973. These provide a framework and important guidance that prohibits discrimination on the basis of disability and ensures that all individuals have equitable and fair access. This is especially important in secondary and postsecondary education settings where courses and examinations are offered. Accommodation recommendations and requests logically flow from the findings of a psychoeducational assessment. This is data-based decision making at its best.

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

High School

Languages

English

About

Jason

What advice would you give to a family who is on the fence about signing up for a learning assessment?

An assessment is an investment of significant time and energy—this is a great opportunity to discuss goals with your family and for your child. Test scores from assessment are an important first step. Interpreting and building an individualized profile comes next to best identify strategies and accommodations. Psychoeducational assessment taps into broad areas of cognition, academic achievement, and social emotional functioning to understand personal learning strengths and styles while also targeting potential disorders or disabilities.

What was your path to becoming a clinical psychologist?

After completing my Bachelors Degree in Psychology, I knew that I wanted to pursue graduate school to learn more about higher education, disability policy, accommodations, and assessment. My academic career provided me with a multifaceted applied and practical understanding of assessment, research, evaluation, and the many ways these skills can be employed to improve the learning process for students and young adults.

Why are you passionate about helping students with learning differences?

Equity and accessibility have always been important guiding principles for me and in my career path. As a psychologist, I am able to apply assessment and evaluation to greater support accessibility when creating and delivering instructional content. I believe that the possibilities to create concrete opportunities for engagement, representation, action, and expression can be enhanced for all regardless of disability status.

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