Our diagnostic procedures are designed to provide a practical, realistic readout of each client's intellectual functioning status, unique learning style characteristics, present academic achievement levels, receptive and expressive language functions, social and emotional needs, personality orientation, and career/vocational interests and aptitudes. OSEP Policy Letters
Dr. Kay routinely performs comprehensive evaluations for learning disabled students to determine eligibility for foreign language waiver and/or special accommodations for high school and college foreign language courses.
Dr. Kay performs many evaluations for college students to determine if they require accommodations as a result of a disability. These may include extended time for assignments and tests, testing in a quiet exam room, a waiver from foreign language course requirements or even a single dorm room. Dr. Kay also consults with colleges to ensure that students with disabilities are afforded reasonable accommodations under the provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).
Do you suspect that your child may be intellectually gifted? If so, Dr. Kay and her associates provide comprehensive evaluations for gifted children and also "twice-exceptional" students - such as "Gifted-Dyslexic" and "Gifted-Dysgraphic" students.
Do you know what happens to your brain when you suffer a concussion? Normally your brain is balanced in your skull and is suspended in cerebrospinal fluid that provides protection for it. But when your head hits something with a hard enough impact — like a football player slamming into another player's head — this small fluid layer is not enough protection and a concussion occurs.
Neuropsychological assessments are designed to help understand how a disease or injury affects brain functioning. Testing is usually recommended when there are problems with memory, thinking, attention, concentration, reasoning, language, learning, mood, personality, motor skills, sensory skills and visual-spatial processing. A very detailed assessment of abilities is performed, identifying patterns of strengths and weaknesses important in diagnosis and treatment planning. Testing will be helpful in understanding your specific situation.
Vocational & Career Evaluations allow our clients to obtain greater self and work knowledge through participation in testing activities that are uniquely designed to evaluate vocational skills, interests and abilities. Clients also learn about the functional impact of their disabilities in relation to their career options and are evaluated for assistive technologies to remove barriers to employment.
Dr. Margaret J. Kay, Ed.D. N.C.S.P., F.A.B.P.S., is a Nationally Certified School Psychologist, a PA and DE Licensed Psychologist, a PA Level I Certified School Psychologist and a Fellow of the American Board of Psychological Specialties with Forensic Specialization in Educational and School Psychology.
Dr. Kay has offices in Lancaster, PA, Reston, VA and Millville, DE where she and her associates provide school-age students and their parents with exemplary psychological, neuropsychological, educational and psycho-educational evaluation services throughout the entire mid-Atlantic region. In addition, Dr. Kay & Associates provide the following additional types of evaluations:
Margaret J. Kay, Ed.D. Psychologist
Nationally Certified School Psychologist (NCSP)
Licensed Psychologist in PA and DE
Fellow American College of Forensic Examiners in Educational and School Psychology
Lancaster Office Phone: (717) 569-6223