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Child Neuropsychology & Counseling Center
What We Do
Clinical neuropsychology, a specialty within the field of Psychology, involves assessment of brain-behavior relationships. At Apple Counseling & Consulting, we provide assessment, diagnosis and treatment for anyone with neurological, educational and psychiatric conditions. We specialize in developmental, cognitive, behavioral, emotional and learning disorders.
We assess an individual’s neuro-cognitive, behavioral and emotional functioning. Through comprehensive assessments and interpretation, we determine an individual’s strengths and weaknesses as well as evaluate their relationship to normal and abnormal central nervous system functioning.
This information, in conjunction with data provided by other medical/healthcare providers, is used to identify and diagnose neurobehavioral disorders and plan and implement intervention strategies.
We work closely with your teacher, school, parents and other healthcare providers to help each person perform to the best of their ability.
Our list of evaluations include: Developmental Delay Evaluations • Seizure Disorders • Brain Tumors • Traumatic Brain Injuries • Genetic Disorders • Migraine Headaches • Concussions • Tourette Syndrome • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
As well as: ADHD • Learning Difficulties • Dyslexia • Math Disorders • Written Language Disorders • Receptive and Expressive Learning Disorders • Pragmatic Learning Disorders • Auditory Processing Disorders • Dysgraphia • Psychoeducational Feedback
Our neurosphycological evaluation is a comprehensive evaluation followed by a prioritized plan, treatment recommendation, and referrals provided by our expert team.
How We Can Help
Neuropsychological Evaluation can help you in many ways. The evaluation process itself can provide practitioners with useful information through behavioral observations. Once the evaluation is complete, a comprehensive report will be provided that will help you better understand yourself.
The report consists of:
- Evaluation results
- A description of your strengths and weaknesses
- If applicable, recommendations for educational programming including determination of need for retention
- If applicable, a recommendations regarding the appropriate school for your child .
The contents of the report and feedback session will:
- Help you in knowing what is fair to expect at this point and time
- Help you in knowing what your or your child’s needs may be in the future, for appropriate planning
- Help you understand what is going on with you (or your child) emotionally
- Provide you with a better understanding of your (or your child’s) behavior
The report will be given to you immediately after a feedback session in which all of your questions will be answered. Information will be provided to a your referring physician or mental health professional such that they may help more effectively. Lastly, appropriate referrals to other health care professionals such as a counselor/therapist, psychiatrist, neurologist, occupational or speech therapist for ongoing help will be provided.
Dr. Michelle G. La Spata
Dr. Michelle G. La Spata is a Licensed Psychologist and Licensed Specialist in School Psychology who received her doctorate in School Psychology at Texas Woman’s University. Dr. La Spata completed a one-year predoctoral internship through the Louisiana School Psychology Internship Consortium in New Orleans, specifically the Jefferson Parish Public School System, where she gained experiences in psychological assessment and intervention of children with autism spectrum disorder and other neurodevelopmental disorders. Dr. La Spata’s research interests include autism assessments and interventions such as video self-modeling.
Dr. Nadine E. Ndip
Katarina Vidovic (M.S. and ADHD-CCSP)
Katarina “Kat” Vidovic completed her Master of Science degree in Clinical Neuropsychology. She has clinical experience working with children, adolescents, adults, and the geriatric population in out-patient, in-patient, and hospital settings. She has a baccalaureate’s degree in Psychology and Biology with an emphasis in Pre-Medical studies. Kat is a certified ADHD professional and specializes in dual-diagnosis, as well as learning disabilities. She is currently working toward completing her doctorate in School Psychology at Texas Woman’s University.
We are currently in-network with Blue Cross Blue Shield, Aetna, United HealthCare, Optum, and UMR. Once your insurance is verified, and your out of pocket expenses determined, we can make an appointment for your evaluation.
If you are paying out of pocket, the cost of the evaluation is payable in two payments – at the time of testing and then at the time of feedback.
For any further questions, call us at 972-490-5757
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