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Assessment Services

Dr. Gustman offers a variety of assessment services in his practice. He has extensive experience with conducting psychological and psychoeducational evaluations for a variety of needs. 

All assessment services utilize a combination of assessment approaches with an emphasis on reliable and valid assessment tools. Dr. Gustman is attentive to measurement issues related to cultural and linguistic diversity.

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Psychoeducational & Independent Educational Evaluations*

These comprehensive evaluations are designed to meet all of the federal and state guidelines for diagnosing educational disabilities and determining appropriate accommodations, modifications, and services available under special education regulations and the educational application of Section 504 of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Educational disabilities that I evaluate include:

  • Specific Learning Disabilities (SLD) in Reading, Math, or Writing

  • Emotional & Behavioral Disabilities (called SED in CA)

  • Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders (ADHD)

  • Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD)

  • Intellectual Developmental Disorders (IDD)

  • Trauma & Stress-Related Disorders

  • Traumatic Brain Injuries

These assessments all include up to 2 hours of report feedback and intervention planning, including Individualized Education Program (IEP) or Section 504 eligibility meeting participation with your school or college/university disability services office. ​

* If you disagree with the school district's evaluation results, eligibility, or services (you do not have to give a reason), then you may request an independent second opinion at public expense (Independent Educational Evaluation)

**  Check with your public school district of residence, in writing, (even if your child attends private, religious, or home school) as they are required to provide evaluations at public expense if there is a suspected educationally-related disability/condition.

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Diagnostic & Treatment-Focused Psychological Evaluations

Dr. Gustman provides psychological diagnostic evaluations with an emphasis on diagnostic clarity (differential diagnosis) and individualized, evidence-based accommodation and treatment recommendations. Commonly evaluated psychiatric conditions include:

  • Post-Traumatic Stress (PTSD) & Acute Stress Disorders

  • Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders (ADHD)

  • Depressive Disorders

  • Anxiety Disorders

  • Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD)

  • Oppositional Defiant & Conduct Disorders

  • Intellectual Developmental Disorder (IDD)

Evaluations include some combination of: direct assessment of skills and abilities, interviews, symptom rating scales, assessment of impairment of major life functions, 

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