Dr. Roberta Krauss
*Special Notice: Appointments are now IN PERSON in my Haverford office, following recommended COVID-19 precautions for healthcare settings. In this time of educational disruption, partial testing is available in order to answer specific questions about academic skills, levels, and needs.
Dr. Roberta Krauss, a Licensed and School Certified Psychologist with over twenty-five years of clinical and educational experience, offers comprehensive evaluations, consultation, and therapy services. A psychologist at the Bryn Mawr College Child Study Institute from 2002 until its closing in 2018, she is continuing in independent practice.
The research is clear - early intervention is much better than a "wait and see" approach or hoping your child will grow out of it. The early identification of learning, attentional, behavioral, or emotional needs allows your child to obtain individualized intervention for educational success and healthy emotional and social development.
Using the knowledge from the fields of child psychology, child development, and education, Dr. Krauss helps parents understand their child's current developmental levels and learning profile and how to support their child's development via a thorough evaluation. With preschoolers, she helps parents understand their child's readiness for kindergarten, reading readiness, and individual learning style. An accurate and valid assessment with young children needs to combine child-friendly standardized testing with systematic observations of the child's developmental skills in play, and integrate this information. With older children and adolescents, the early and accurate identification of learning or emotional needs, such as dyslexia and other learning disabilities, ADHD, or anxiety, is important to long-term success academically and emotionally, and for self-advocacy.
Evaluation can address developmental concerns, learning disabilities and dyslexia, kindergarten readiness, autism spectrum disorders, attention and behavioral concerns, and social-emotional development. Evaluations can also be helpful at transition times, such as entrance to first grade, middle school, or high school, to identify your child's individual learning style, educational needs, and/or need for learning accommodations.
Individual therapy or parent consultation is available to support your child's growth in the areas of behavior, attention, emotional regulation, or anxiety. A cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) approach and mindfulness meditation practices are used as these are identified as effective in the research literature.