News and Notes from The Johnson Center

My child has been evaluated, now what?

JCCHD | Fri, April 27, 2012 | [Autism Treatment][Assessment Corner][Events][Webinars]

Assessment is crucial in identifying children’s particular needs. In our last webinar, we provided an overview into understanding different types of assessment and why on-going assessment and evaluation is so advantageous. On May 1st, Dr. Claire Schutte, staff psychologist at The Johnson Center, will delve deeper into the issue. This next webinar will cover what to do once your child has been evaluated, and how to best put those results into motion.

As many parents already know, treatment plans and therapy goals should be re-assessed and updated frequently to ensure that your child’s plan of care is being implemented appropriately and that everyone involved is doing their part to guide those goals in the right direction. Dr. Schutte will cover how to use assessment results in this process.  You will leave the webinar with knowledge about understanding common assessment scores, the importance of individualized treatment recommendations based on those scores, and how to measure progress thereafter.

Claire Schutte, PsyD, BCBA-D, is the staff psychologist at The Johnson Center for Child Health and Development. She graduated with honors from the University of Florida with a B.S. in Psychology and a minor in General Education. She completed graduate training at Florida Institute of Technology, completing a doctoral degree in Clinical Psychology and a master’s degree in Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA). Dr. Schutte has treated a diverse population of children, adolescents, and adults in a variety of clinical settings, including community clinics, college counseling centers, psychiatric hospitals, private practice, and private treatment programs. She has extensive experience in the area of child and adult psychological evaluation and assessment, and completed a postdoctoral residency in psychological evaluation. Her graduate training led Dr. Schutte to discover an interest in helping individuals with autism and developmental disorders and she has provided individual therapy, group therapy, and social skills training to individuals on the autism spectrum.

One of the many benefits to attending our free webinars is the opportunity to submit specific questions to the presenter throughout the presentation. This gives both parents and professionals direct access to the presenter’s expertise and experience, from the convenience of their home, office, or local library.

Click here to register for our May 1st webinar at 12n CST