Shoshanah Mercado, Ed.S
I am a licensed and certified school psychologist in private practice. I am trained to conduct psychoeducational testing and assessments to identify giftedness, learning disabilities, emotional and behavioral disorders, Autism, ADHD, cognitive impairments, and processing deficits. Testing can also be done to provide evidence that accommodations are needed on standardized assessment at the college level.
In addition to identifying issues that may impact children and adolescent success, I am also able to provide interventions to address learning or behavioral issues, and training for teachers and parents. Homeschooling parents may utilize my services to conduct assessments for annual reviews, guide their children's learning goals, or simply review portfolios as required by FL state law.
Currently, virtual learning has become a more widely chosen method of education. I can work with parents to address a variety of needs that may arise such as; identifying motivation issues vs academic deficits, how to see warning signs of anxiety and depression, time management, organization, and planning in virtual learning settings. These services are available face-to-face as well as zoom.
Learning Disabilities and ADHD
School should not be a place of torture and misery. Everyone learns differently, and discovering how your student learns is the key to a happy and successful educational experience! This includes adult learners, as many adults struggle in college and need current assessments to get support.