Dr. Santoro provides developmental, educational, psychological, and custody evaluations.
In young children, often it is difficult to determine what, if any, psychological diagnosis is appropriate. There are many disorders that look similar in young children. Developmental assessment can provide a baseline of development and can assist parents and teachers with providing the most appropriate behavioral support for young children.
For school-aged children, educational assessment can provide information that will enhance instruction. It can provide parents with information about how best to support their children while studying and completing homework. For older children and teenagers, educational assessment can provide information about the best way they can study and learn. Educational assessment also can be completed to determine eligibility for students to receive special accommodations on State and National tests (e.g., HSA, SAT, ACT).
Psychological assessment can be completed for children, adolescents, or adults. It is a process of testing that uses a combination of techniques to develop hypotheses about people, their behavior, and their personality. When appropriate, psychological assessment also leads to diagnosing psychological disorders.