Julia B. Osborn, Phd, ABSNP School Neuropsychology
INITIAL PARENT CONSULTATION:
The initial parent consultation is an interview to gather information relevant to a student's possible learning disabilities (dyslexia, dyscalculia, dysgraphia, executive functioning weaknesses, attention deficits), possible giftedness or the combination of both (twice exceptional, 2E).
A records review by a school neuropsychologist is a professional reading of all written documents. When the entire written record is reviewed, patterns of learning disabilities or giftedness can be discovered.
SCHOOL NEUROPSYCHOLOGICAL EVALUATION:
The school neuropsychological evaluation is a complete assessment of a student's learning strengths (giftedness), learning weaknesses (dyslexia, dyscalculia, dysgraphia) or the combination of both (twice exceptional, 2E).
TALKS FOR PARENTS AND TEACHERS:
Dr. Julia Osborn, school neuropsychologist, has spoken about learning disabilities, reading disabilities, increasing academic achievement, supporting gifted students and the benefits of bilingualism. She has spoken to groups of parents and to groups of teachers.
EXTENSION OF SCHOOL TESTING:
School psycho-educational evaluations can overlook learning disabilities, giftedness or the combination of the two. By extending the school evaluation with school neuropsychological tools, the work of a school psychologist can be extended.