Presented by SPED*NET, licensed clinical psychologist Marcia Eckerd, PhD, will explain common areas examined in psychological and psycho-educational testing, including IQ, achievement, memory, executive functioning, social communication, and development. She will discuss the significance of psych testing, what information can be gained from it, how to interpret the numbers you see in the reports, how to use the bell curve, and the importance of comprehensive recommendations based on the conclusions of the testing for appropriate interventions and support services.
Marcia Eckerd, PhD, has been a licensed psychologist for 35 years. She provides therapy and consultations with parents and schools for students with autism spectrum disorders, NVLD, ADHD and executive function issues. She has a specialty in diagnosing and working with individuals with spectrum challenges and NVLD, such as social skills, anxiety, inflexibility and depression. She has written and lectured about the challenges of identifying girls and women on the spectrum who have not been previously diagnosed or understood. Dr. Eckerd, a graduate of Yale University, earned her PhD in clinical psychology from the City University of New York, completed her internship and fellowship at NY Hospital-Cornell Medical Center (now Presbyterian Hospital), and trained with the Benson-Henry Institute of Mass General Hospital/Harvard Medical School to teach scientifically-proven stress reduction techniques.
Presented by SPED*NET in partnership with Wilton Library, Wilton Public Schools and Newtown SPED PTA. Registration required. Please register online or call 203-762-6334. For more information, contact email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org.