Dr. Holland offers a number of services to help you better understand the complex interactions between your child's cognitive profile, psychological functioning, social development, and academic performance...along with research-based recommendations for addressing your child's weaknesses and promoting his/her strengths.
Neuropsychological Assessment & Consultation
Neuropsychological tests can evaluate brain functioning in a number of areas, such as intelligence, executive functions (e.g., planning, abstraction, higher-level problem-solving), attention, memory, language, perception, sensorimotor functions, emotional functioning, and personality. A neuropsychological evaluation can help you understand the reasons your child may be struggling with learning, attention, memory, social skills, behavior, or emotional regulation. Neuropsychological evaluation also can identify your child's strengths and weaknesses, which can be useful information for supporting your child academically even if he/she is not struggling in school. Based on the findings of your child's evaluation, Dr. Holland can recommend various research-based strategies and resources for helping your child succeed in school and in life.
If you aren't sure your child needs a full neuropsychological evaluation, Dr. Holland offers one-hour consultations to discuss the questions you have about your child's current functioning. With a consultation, Dr. Holland may be able to offer guidance regarding supports and services that might be beneficial based on your description of your child's current difficulties. However, consultations cannot determine any diagnoses or determine eligibility for services.
Psychoeducational Assessment & Consultation
Psychoeducational evaluations are focused on assessing intelligence and academic skill development. Based on her extensive experience working with both private and public schools, Dr. Holland can use the data gathered from a psychoeducational evaluation to make recommendations regarding any school-based supports and services that may be warranted. Dr. Holland's neuropsychological evaluations almost always include a psychoeducational component.
If you aren't sure your child needs a psychoeducational evaluation, Dr. Holland offers one-hour consultations to discuss the questions you have about your child's current academic functioning. With a consultation, Dr. Holland may be able to offer guidance regarding school-based supports and services that might be beneficial based on your description of your child's current difficulties. However, consultations cannot determine any diagnoses or determine eligibility for services.
Independent Educational Evaluation (IEE)
Dr. Holland can conduct IEEs for school districts that do not have the resources to conduct an evaluation to meet a student's needs, or for any other reason.
In certain situations, parents also may ask their child's school district to provide an IEE through Dr. Holland.
Dr. Holland can also review your child's school documentation (IEP, FIE, ARD, etc.) to help you understand what the school's testing results indicate and what services your child should be receiving in school.
This type of consultation can be particularly helpful if your child has been tested through his/her school district recently and you would like a better explanation of what the testing showed.
Study Skills Coaching
Dr. Holland can work with your child to promote better note-taking skills, organizational strategies, and studying techniques. These coaching sessions are individualized to take into account your child's particular strengths and weaknesses.
A recent neuropsychological or psychoeducational evaluation may enhance the effectiveness of these coaching sessions but is not required.
Dr. Holland has spoken to a wide range of audiences including parent groups, professional organizations, fellow clinicians, and community groups. Dr. Holland's expert commentary has been quoted in outlets such as The Dallas Morning News, ScaryMommy, and PopSugar and featured on FOX 4 DFW, NBC 5 DFW, WFAA 8 DFW, & CBS 11 DFW news broadcasts as well as News Radio KRLD 1080.
Dr. Holland can speak to your group on any number of topics, from current research in ADHD to advice for various parenting issues.