Children and Teens
Dr. Ellen Goldberg has over thirty (30) years of experience working with children who have psychological or neurodevelopmental challenges. Her testing and assessment skills are highly sought after, and her reputation for excellence, especially in the area of autism, is well established. Dr. Goldberg is passionate about the need for timely and concrete evaluations and interventions for this younger population.
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Jacobs Associates offer the following services with the highest degree of professionalism, care for our clients, confidentiality, and ethical standards:
- Psychotherapy and counseling for adults
- Psychotherapy and counseling for children
- Psychotherapy and counseling for adolescents
- Neurofeedback for adults and children (EEG biofeedback and hemoencephalography)
- Quantitative electroencephalography (brain mapping)
- Heart Rate Variability Training
- Parenting counseling
- Couples and family therapy
- Post-divorce mediation
- Psychological and neuropsychological testing
- Evaluations, counseling and consultation for
- learning disabilities
- Asperger’s Disorder and PDD
- nonverbal learning disabilities
- emotional problems and affective disorders
- intellectual giftedness
- Special education consultation
- Consultation to physicians and attorneys
- Adoption and infertility consultation
- Workshops and lectures on a variety of topics
- Supervision and consultation of mental health professionals
- Neurofeedback mentoring and consultation
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Dr. Lops conducts comprehensive neurodevelopmental and psychological evaluations and provides psychological and behavioral treatment with individuals with a broad range of developmental, behavioral, learning, and emotional challenges. She specializes in early diagnoses of Autism in children as early as 12-months of age. In addition, Dr. Lops has a particular interest in working with individuals with anxiety related disorders, self-regulation challenges, and ASD.
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Dr. Gibbons has expertise in neuropsychological assessment of infants, children, and adolescents presenting with developmental disabilities including autism spectrum disorders, Down syndrome, intellectual disabilities, learning disabilities, and attention deficit disorders. She has a particular interest in assessing students with complex medical histories and/or neurological impairments, including those who are cognitively delayed, nonverbal, or physically disabled. Dr. Gibbons also enjoys working with young children, especially those who are transitioning from Early Intervention into preschool. Having been trained in administration of the Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule (ADOS), Dr. Gibbons has experience diagnosing autism spectrum disorders in children aged 12 months and above.
Dr. O’Shaugnessy specializes in comprehensive neuropsychological evaluations of preschool and school-aged children with a wide range of medical and neurobehavioral concerns, including ADHD, learning disabilities, speech/language impairment, autism spectrum disorders, epilepsy, and hydrocephalus. Evaluations include a profile of cognitive strengths and weaknesses, diagnostic clarification, and recommendations for educational accommodations and specific treatment planning.
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Erica Kalkut, Ph.D. is a licensed psychologist and Certified Health Services Provider. Dr. Kalkut obtained her doctorate in clinical psychology from Loyola University Chicago, with a focus in neuropsychology. She completed a pre-doctoral internship in clinical neuropsychology at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago and a two-year post-doctoral fellowship in pediatric neuropsychology at the Medical College of Wisconsin in Milwaukee. Dr. Kalkut has expertise in evaluating pre-school and school-aged children with developmental, learning, behavioral, and emotional problems as well as specialized training in working with children and adolescents with various medical, neurological, and genetic disorders. Dr. Kalkut has conducted research on executive functioning and depression in healthy and neurologically injured individuals, and has scholarly articles and a book chapter published on these topics. In addition, Dr. Kalkut is active within professional neuropsychology group. Currently, she is the Communications Liaison for the Society for Clinical Neuropsychology, Division 40 of the American Psychological Association.
“Dr. von Hahn is especially interested in the interface between the health care and the educational systems, and in creating collaborative relationships between hospital-based clinicians and school team professionals, and families through communication and joint training.”
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