Dr. Shanna Sadeh, Ph.D., J.D.

Licensed Psychologist

Nationally Certified School Psychologist


(480) 390-4443

13951 N. Scottsdale Road #123

Scottsdale, AZ 85254

Dr. Sadeh conducts comprehensive evaluations and spends time getting to know your child and teenager. Young children often express their feelings and thoughts indirectly through behavior, play, and art. Older children are better able to share through conversation. Some children warm-up slowly and need time to build trust before addressing hard topics. Dr. Sadeh is an expert in building relationships with children and analyzing their responses to generate hypotheses about functioning and needs, especially in these areas:



  Oppositional Defiance Disorder and Conduct Disorder



  Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

In addition to clinical interview and observation, Dr. Sadeh utilizes standardized tests to compare children to other same-age, same-sex peers across the nation in many areas, including:

  Cognitive abilities (e.g., thinking, visual, verbal, and fluid reasoning; processing speed)

  Executive functions (e.g., switch between tasks, attend to details, organize, plan)

  Memory (e.g., visual versus auditory memory, memory span, ability to retain and manipulate information)

  Academic achievement (e.g., how well has this child learned in school?)

Because Dr. Sadeh has worked in both clinical and school settings, her evaluation reports provide useful and practical recommendations for how to solve problems and enhance performance. She is an expert liaison between home, school, and community.