Nicole Crawford, Ph.D.
I know it can be worrisome and frustrating for either you or your child to struggle with learning, attention, behavior, or social relationships. My goal is to gain an in-depth understanding of an individual by completing a thorough Neuroeducational Assessment. Completing an assessment is like detective work. I gather information about what is occurring in an individual’s life as well as what is happening inside their brain to determine why they are struggling. The primary purpose of a Neuroeducational Assessment is the development of recommendations based on the pattern of strengths and weaknesses to help guide intervention planning at home, school, or work. I also focus on connecting individuals and families with resources to help support them in their journey.
Specializing in Neuroeducational Assessments for Children and Adults
Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)/Asperger's
A common quote is… “if you’ve met one person with autism, you’ve met one person with autism.”-Dr. Stephen Shore. Individuals identified with ASD display a wide variety of strengths and challenges which is why it is referred to as a spectrum disorder.
Brain Injuries/Prenatal Substance Exposure
There are a number of ways cognitive functioning can be compromised, including brain injuries, illnesses that impact cognitive functioning (e.g., meningitis, encephalitis, early-childhood cancer treatments, etc.), complications at birth, and prenatal substance exposure to name a few.
Learning Disabilities: Reading, Writing, Math, Nonverbal
Learning disabilities come in many different forms and can influence self-esteem, school and work performance, and especially during homework time, can have a significant impact on the relationship between a parent and their child.
Attention-Deficit/ Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD/ADD)
Difficulties with paying attention, being distracted, following directions, completing tasks, or needing to constantly move can all impact one’s ability to learn, to be successful in their school or work environments, and to have healthy relationships with others.
Anxiety/Depression and Other Mental Health Needs
There are a number of factors that can prevent us from engaging in and living a full and happy life. Anxiety, depression, trauma, and other mental health needs impact an individual’s ability to learn, engage in school and work, and impact the family system.
Those who are twice-exceptional are gifted in their intellectual abilities but are also impacted in their performance at school or work due to the addition of a disability, such as needs with attention, learning, or mental health.