Gifted Programming 2024

Deadline to inform the districted school that a private evaluation will be submitted. This will allow the school to complete gifted rating scales and other required components by the submission deadline (for magnet programming only). Proof of Residency must be established. ……….March 22, 2024

MIGDAS-2 Vs. Other Autism Assessments

Our testing psychologist, Dr. Colleen Crooms, recently completed her second training in the Monteiro Interview Guidelines for Diagnosing the Autism Spectrum, Second Edition (MIGDAS-2). Dr. Crooms had previously received training and began incorporating this assessment in her evaluations for adolescents and adults. Since starting with Fundamental Psychology, Dr. Crooms wanted to further explore and practice this assessment to use with all age ranges including young children. Dr. Crooms has had significant training and experience with other Autism assessment measures including both the ADOS-2 and CARS-2. In this blog we’ll describe each assessment briefly, explain why we utilize the MIGDAS above other autism assessments and share our approach to testing here at Fundamental Psychology.

Liar Liar

Here’s what you should do when your child turns into Pinocchio and starts telling big ol’ fat lies. Understand the Why? Telling lies can be a normal phase for children. Lies help children test boundaries and understand their world better. As children become more independent, they start to realize not everyone thinks the same as them or knows the same information as them. As children grow older, they can lie more successfully without getting caught because they are better at understanding how other people think.

Best of SRQ Local Nominations are Now Open!

Please take a moment to nominate Fundamental Psychology as SRQ Magazine’s 2024 Best Mental Health Services. We rely on your word of mouth referrals and appreciate your support. Voting is open now through 11/15. 

What Is A Therapy Intensive And Should I Consider One?

With traditional therapy, you attend an hour-long therapy session once a week, maybe every other week; eventually moving to as-needed sessions. Therapy Intensives offer multiple hours 3-4 of therapy in a given day, and are scheduled in one-day or multi-day increments. These elongated sessions are particularly helpful for addressing trauma and for couples’ work. This […]

Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavior Therapy

Your child may have survived a car accident, a dog bite, traumatic grief, or abuse. Because children lack the communication skills, they are likely to express distress through their behaviors or big emotions. As a parent you may be wondering, “What is going on with my child?”  “Why is she acting out lately?”  Or… “My child […]

We’d love your help in welcoming Kathy Miller!

Kathy joins us with over 25 years of experience as a Licensed School Counselor. She is certified in Trauma Focused-Cognitive Behavior Therapy (TF-CBT) and loves working with preschool and elementary aged students. She is a huge asset when it comes to navigating IEP and 504 plans. Kathy has availability starting August 2023 and offers reduced […]