When children display advanced academic abilities, gifted or advanced placement should be considered to challenge their minds in a setting with similarly-skilled peers. School admission assessments are beneficial for identifying personal strengths and weakness as well as appropriate level placement. We offer gifted placement and school admission assessments for students preschool through grade school. We begin gifted testing at age 2 years, 6 months. Although our evaluations are comprehensive, we highly recommend consulting your school prior to scheduling to confirm their requirements. Please be mindful that criteria may vary school to school.
Dr. Perez easily establishes rapport with her clients allowing them to feel cared for and supported. We utilize standardized measures in a comfortable setting. The measures typically used for gifted and pre-admission testing include:
Woodcock Johnson Tests of Achievement - Fourth Edition (WJ-IV) (Letter-Word, Applied Problems)
Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children - Fifth Edition (WISC - V)
Wechsler Individual Achievement Test - Third Edition (WIAT-III) (Total Reading, Mathematics)
We offer talk therapy for children, adolescents, and adults. Therapy can lead to increased satisfaction in interpersonal relationships, greater personal awareness and insight, and increased skills for improving daily functioning. Many people find it beneficial to have someone to talk to when they are adjusting to a new situation or feeling stressed. Parents seek our assistance with addressing behavioral issues at home. We offer support in a nonjudgmental manner.
We offer non-narcotic medication management for children, adolescents, and adults with issues related to anxiety, depression, and ADHD. Adults meeting criteria for ADHD by our assessments will be considered for medication trials. Medication management for adults diagnosed with ADHD elsewhere may be considered for a medication trial with proper documentation of previous diagnosis from an acceptable medical source and confirmation of prior medication trials.