Dr. Shanna Sadeh, Ph.D., J.D.
Nationally Certified School Psychologist
7940 E. Thompson Peak Pkwy #103
Scottsdale, AZ 85255
Dr. Sadeh conducts comprehensive evaluations and spends time getting to know your child. 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.