WHAT WE DO

What follows is a brief list of the most common types of issues addressed by the clinicians at CPE:

  • Learning styles and needs
  • Academic giftedness and "twice exceptional" students
  • Specific learning or attention problems
  • Traumatic brain injury
  • Optimal school placement
  • Adjustment to developmental changes or school transitions
  • Distinctions between neurodevelopmental, cognitive, academic, and social-emotional components of problematic behavior
  • Emotional and behavioral difficulties that may be interfering with academic functioning or home life
  • Cognitive training (i.e., Working Memory)

While CPE clinicians conduct much of their assessment and intervention work in the Center, they frequently choose to work away from the office setting. Indeed, there are many occasions when work outside the clinic proves much more valuable. Some of these include:

  • Observations in a student's classroom or home
  • Assistance with behavior management programs in academic or home settings
  • Management and oversight of Cogmed Working Memory Programs administered at home
  • Assessment of clients who are hospitalized or in other types of confined situations (e.g. residential programs; boarding schools; prisons)
  • Assessment of students who are unable, due to other logistical circumstances, to travel to the Center
  • Consultations with school systems or other organizations where on-site or environmentally-sensitive assessment and intervention are of main interest

Conversely, the staff at CPE is in a position to conduct multi-disciplinary evaluations of students who are from out-of-town. Conducted over the course of several days at the Center, these comprehensive evaluations can be invaluable to students who come from areas that have fewer mental health and educational resources. We are fortunate to be located within walking distance to three hotels, a Sheraton, a Hampton Inn, and a Courtyard Marriot. There is a café in our building that serves breakfast and lunch, and several local restaurants within a mile of the Center.