Naturalistic Diagnostic Evaluations
Gentry PBS can provide unique diagnostic evaluations in the natural environment including observations at home and school, when appropriate, and interviews with teachers, parents and other professionals.
This type of diagnostic evaluation places the child within natural contexts during the process, which allows for a better understanding of his/her strengths and weaknesses. Dr. Gentry and the Gentry PBS team conduct all assessments in a comfortable, yet structured, setting to obtain the most accurate results possible. When requested, Dr. Gentry may travel to schools to observe the child and meet teachers and staff.
Dr. Gentry has experience in working with and diagnosing many childhood problems and disabilities including, but not limited to: Autism, Asperger's Syndrome, Depression, Anxiety, OCD, AD/HD, Mental Retardation, Conduct Disorder, Oppositional Defiant Disorder and Attachment Disorder.
In-home Autism Evaluations
Autism Spectrum Diagnostic Evaluations can also be conducted in the natural environment using the “Gold Standard” in autism spectrum diagnostic instruments in the field of psychology.
All children, especially those at-risk of autism spectrum disorders do not always perform or act as they typically might when they are observed or evaluated in traditional doctor/medical settings. Therefore, we attempt to conduct our assessments in the most natural settings as possible.
Gentry PBS also utilizes video cameras to allow parents and caregivers the ability to film their child engaging in behaviors that will help Dr. Gentry make better diagnostic decisions. This state of the art procedure also allows Gentry PBS to make the best personalized recommendations regarding individual treatment.
Independent Educational Evaluations
The Individuals with Disabilities Educational Act (IDEA) gives parents the right to request an evaluation that is completed by an unbiased third-party when they do not agree with the results of their child’s school-based assessment, at no fee to them.
These evaluations can be academic, emotional, behavioral, social or communication related.
For more information regarding parental rights or the Independent Educational Evaluations, please call Dr. Gentry.