Gary M. Eisenberg, Ph.D.
Psychoeducational Evaluations, Parent Direction, Advocacy, School Consults and Psychotherapy in Boca Raton
5550 Glades Road, Suite 500
Boca Raton, FL 33431
Clinical and Child Psychologist in Boca Raton Florida
We evaluate and treat all school-related and behavioral child/adolescent issues. This includes learning disabilities, attention deficit disorders, OCD, anxiety, nonverbal learning disabilities, Asperger's and all high-functioning Autism Spectrum Disorders.
I am a Certified Autism Specialist (CAS certificate number 151).
Having been in Boca Raton for 30 years, and a FAU adjunct, we have knowledge of most area public and private schools.
This includes Broward and Palm Beach Public Schools and private schools. We regularly see children from Boca Raton, Delray Beach,
Boynton Beach, Deerfield, and as far away as Wellington, Coral Springs and Weston. We influence the school's support of the child
by creating an IEP or 504 plan that includes accommodations or needed services.
We recommend school placements. Public and private schools plus FAU and all U.S. colleges do accept our recommendations for accommodations such as extended testing
Many times schools delay assessments. A full evaluation can be pre-emptive to underachievement or low-self-esteem due to it. Our testing is a very reliable method capable of detecting the causes of any school-related or behavioral issue.
The evaluation is customized to the problems presented. I will thoroughly understand the child's personal and academic faults and strengths PLUS the parent's need to change their approach. The latter means that if your child is overindulged or underdisciplined, I will tell you and recommend alternative methods. I recommend medication only if absolutely necessary but have a host of nonpharmacological techniques for improving focus and social skills.
I meet personally with parents to review test results and discuss treatment plans (called the gameplan), in a no-nonsense straight-talk manner. We also connect with area doctors and schools. School advocacy is recommended when appropriate. This means I will go into the school with you to push for your child's needs.