Evaluations

At Green Mountain Psychology PLLC, Beth conducts evaluations for educational, psychological, medically necessary, and forensic purposes.  Evaluations focus on differential diagnosis.  

All evaluations include the opportunity to meet with the psychologist after the report is completed to ask questions and discuss the report. These post-evaluation meetings are highly recommended and encouraged.

Neuropsychological Evaluations

Neuropsychological evaluations offer the most information about brain functioning and behavior.  Neuropsychological evaluations are frequently requested when an individual has a history of concussion or brain trauma, a medical condition that can affect brain functioning, history of treatment for cancer, and/or neuropsychological or neuro-developmental differences.  Beth Taylor has been administering neuropsychological evaluations for children, adolescents, and adults since 2015.  She is a Diplomate of the American Board of School Neuropsychology.  

Psychological Evaluations

Thorough evaluation is necessary for understanding what is the root cause of an individual’s struggles, and knowing this gives professionals the ability to recommend the most appropriate interventions and treatment options.

Beth Taylor administers comprehensive psychological evaluations to clarify the presence or absence of ADHD, Anxiety, Depression, Mood Disorders, Learning Disorders, Substance Dependence, Personality Disorders, Trauma, and other mental health problems.  These evaluations are geared toward differential diagnosis.  In other words, in addition to answering the referral question (for example, “Do I have ADHD?”) Beth will look for what is causing your symptoms.  

Psycho-Educational Evaluations

These evaluations are designed to clarify the presence (or absence) or learning disorders, emotional disturbances, ADHD, and other presentations that affect a student’s ability to learn and progress in school.  Beth Taylor works with select school districts in the state of Vermont, and also conducts independent educational evaluations.  She is a member of the team at Kingfisher Learning in Burlington, Vermont.

Beth Taylor is understanding and passionate about issues around diversity and multiculturalism.  She has experience evaluating English Language Learning (ELL) and students from other countries, as well as deaf and hard-of-hearing individuals to provide valid assessment and offer the most appropriate interventions, when needed.  

Forensic Evaluations

Beth Taylor conducts threat assessments for school districts.  She also provides assessment for risk of recidivism in juvenile offenders. She is trained in best methods for interviewing children to preserve accurate testimony.  

Beth assesses claimants for the Social Security Administration, Office of Disability Determination.

Beth volunteers her time as the Vice-Chair of Brandon, Vermont’s restorative justice committee, also known as “BRAVO.”  She is most interested in giving adolescents the chance to repair harm caused in their communities.

For more information, you may inquire via the Contact Us page.  Email is preferred.  Green Mountain Psychology PLLC and Beth Taylor look forward to hearing from you!  

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