My name is Jessica Avart and I am a licensed psychologist with expertise in the evaluation, diagnosis, and treatment of a wide range of mental health disorders and/or neurodevelopmental disabilities. In addition, I provide individual and group-based cognitive behavioral therapy, behavioral parent training, and consultation with schools and various medical professionals.
I earned my doctoral degree in Clinical Psychology from Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine in 2012. I completed her internship and post-doctoral fellowship in pediatric neuropsychology with a focus in autism at the Center for Neurological and Neurodevelopmental Health (CNNH).
I have vast experience in the administration and interpretation of a wide range of validated neuropsychological assessment procedures. I offer evaluations for school readiness, learning disabilities, language disorders, autism, ADHD, as well as evaluations to obtain a baseline level of functioning for children as young as 18 months through early adulthood.
I believe the key to appropriate treatment is a proper diagnosis. Every child I treat receives a comprehensive evaluation. My goal is to determine the root of a child’s problem by using a biopsychosocial model to identify biological, environmental, psychological and academic factors that contribute to a particular disorder.
A comprehensive evaluation includes the collection of background information from the parent, teacher, and other professionals, behavioral observations, as well as the direct testing of cognitive processes, academics, neuropsychological functioning, and socio-emotional functioning. All the information is then integrated into diagnostic conclusions and a highly individualized intervention plan is developed based on the child’s specific profile of strengths and weaknesses.