Dr. Roberta Krauss
Dr. Roberta Krauss, a Licensed and School Certified Psychologist with 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. In addition to providing comprehensive psychological evaluations, she collaborates with occupational therapist Margaret Readinger, OTR/L and speech pathologist Stefanie Odett, MA, CCC-SLP. A team evaluation provides a single, integrated report with the specialties of psychology, occupational therapy and speech therapy, identifying learning and developmental strengths and needs, and individualized recommendations for intervention.
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 goal is to accurately assess your child's progress based on developmental milestones, and intervene early to support behavioral readiness for learning and skill development. The early identification of learning, behavioral, or emotional needs that impact academic development allows your child to obtain the needed intervention for educational success and healthy emotional 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 how to support their child's development. 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.