Evaluations

Green Mountain Psychology offers 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.   

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.  At Green Mountain Psychology, individuals are offered 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?”) the psychologist 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.  Green Mountain Psychology assesses students for select school districts in the state of Vermont, as well as conducting independent educational evaluations.  

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.  

Independent Educational Evaluations

Sometimes families request an independent educational evaluation for their student.  Green Mountain Psychology administers Independent Educational Evaluations (IEEs) for families as well as for educational lawyers in the state of Vermont.  

Forensic Evaluations

Green Mountain Psychology conducts threat assessments for school districts, as well as assessment for risk of recidivism in juvenile offenders.  Beth Taylor is trained in best methods for interviewing children to preserve accurate testimony.  

Green Mountain Psychology works with the Social Security Administration, Office of Disability Determination to evaluate claimants.  

Beth Taylor volunteers her time a member of 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.

Autism Spectrum Disorder

This evaluation assesses for a possible autism spectrum disorder and is appropriate for children and adolescents who exhibit difficulties with social development, communication and language, and behavioral difficulties.  Families may choose between a comprehensive evaluation or a shorter, diagnostic evaluation designed to rule in or rule out Autism.  

For more information, you may inquire via the Contact Us page.  Emailing or scheduling a conversation via Calendly are preferred methods for initial contact.  Green Mountain Psychology looks forward to hearing from you!  

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