Neuropsychological Evaluations and Strategic Learning Coaching
A Message from Dr. Lynda
It has been both my pleasure and honor to have worked with thousands of children, adolescents and parents as a neuropsychologist during my career. I officially “retired” from private practice in October, 2018, but I have decided to keep this website as an “information station” for parents. I will be providing factual, science-based explanations, interventions and resources to help you as you navigate the often rugged and bumpy road to getting the help your child needs.
I will be adding to this website periodically on topics that are of concern to you. I have learned that as parents you need practical strategies to assist your child and “independent” guidance about where to go to get what you need. It is also important to understand the science underlying learning and emotional differences so you can evaluate the veracity of treatment interventions. Although I will not be conducting neuropsychological evaluations, I will continue with limited consultation services but want to use this website to reach as many parents as possible.
Your Information Station
About Dr. Lynda
Dr. Lynda has been a neuropsychologist in private practice with over 40 years of experience in in understanding the processes of how individuals learn and the strategies that are most effective in meeting their needs.
Over the years Dr. Lynda has developed relationships with some amazing providers and this resources section will give you guidance about their specialties and how to contact them. I especially want to note that I am recommending Dr. Megan DiQuattro, who has an office in Peachtree City, to provide you with neuropsychological evaluations in the future. For my patients who are seeking re-evaluations I am confident that she will be an excellent provider for your needs. In addition, there is information about recommended providers for tutoring and strategic learning coaching, social and emotional learning, dealing with behavioral issues as well as other therapeutic needs of children.
Learn about the science behind ADHD – Dyslexia – Autism Spectrum – Non-Verbal Learning Disability – Anxiety and Others, and what it means for you and your child. Also learn about ways to cope with these conditions for a healthier and happier child.
Parents who have a child with learning or emotional differences frequently want to know what they can do to help foster growth and success for their child. Interventions that have been found to be effective where the parent can provide the actual technique will be highlighted in this section.
This method was developed by Dr. Boucugnani-Whitehead after noting a fundamental problem for a majority of her clients over the years. It emphasizes coaching students in “how to learn” rather than what to learn and was developed to compensate for students’ problems with organization, various executive functions and neuropsychological difficulties.
Dr. Lynda has a special interest in helping parents who have suffered the loss of a child. This section and the entire “information station” is dedicated to my daughter, Maria-Victoria Boucugnani who died at the age of 13. Maria-Victoria’s compassion, kindness, search for knowledge, and true caring for others is the bedrock for offering this information to parents through this website.