Sometimes parents intuit when their child's behavior is not in sync with his or her peers. For others, a pediatrician, daycare provider, or teacher may be the first to express concern. When questions emerge regarding your child's development, they can often lead to feelings of isolation, fear, guilt, shame, and confusion.
Having your child seen by a qualified mental health professional for a comprehensive, state of the art, research-based evaluation is a critical first step toward getting help for your child and family. Through the process of evaluation, you will develop an enriched understanding of your child's particular areas of strength and relative challenge, and the most effective strategies for addressing them in the home, school, and social settings. Evaluation turns a potentially overwhelming situation into an exciting opportunity to bring about positive change.
Dr. Meyer is a highly experienced and well-trained licensed psychologist, whose clinical practice and research at the University of Minnesota, the National Institute of Mental Health, UCLA, and Cedars-Sinai Medical Center have informed her individualized approach to the assessment of infants, toddlers, and young children.