Entries by Vanessa A. Wells Psy.D.

Here’s What You Can Expect from a Neuropsychological Evaluation

A child may be referred for a neuropsychological evaluation when there are concerns about one or more areas of development. This can include cognition, academics, attention, memory, language, socialization, emotional, behavioral, motor, visual-spatial, and adaptive functioning.  A neuropsychological evaluation aids the psychologist in determining an appropriate diagnosis, such as Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder, Autism Spectrum Disorder, Specific […]

Teacher Tips: Accommodating an Anxious Child

Sometimes anxiety can be easy to identify, such as when a child is feeling nervous before a test. However, in some children anxiety may look like something else, such as ADHD or a learning disorder. The following is a list of tips to use in the classroom to accommodate a child with anxiety: Some children […]

5 Ways To Help Your Child Thrive

The brain is divided into two hemispheres with each side having its own unique functions.  The left side is logical, literal, linguistic, and linear (the four L’s).   The right side is holistic, non-verbal, and focuses on the emotions and experiences of relationships.  When it comes to development, very young children tend to be right brain […]