Your Questions Answered

Q&A: Psychological Services for Children with Special Needs

Does your child exhibit troubling behaviors? Does your child have difficulty making eye contact or responding to their name? Do you have questions but don’t know who to ask or how to ask them?

The Watson Institute can help. A highly trained psychologist at the Watson Institute is answering your pressing questions – specifically regarding psychological services for children with an Autism Spectrum Disorder, Emotional and Behavioral Challenges, and Development Delays.

Dr. Kristie Zoller Watson Institute psychological services
Watson Institute psychologist, Dr. Kristie Zoller answers your questions and provides solutions.


Follow along each week as we add Q&As to address your concerns and offer solutions to meet your needs, including:

  • Psychological testing
  • Diagnostic evaluations
  • Parent support groups
  • Wraparound services
  • Social skills
  • Group therapy

The following are common questions we receive from parents – and answers are provided by one of the Watson Institute’s psychologists:

Q: My child has an Autism Spectrum Disorder, what is the process for my child to receive a psychological evaluation?
Q: As parents of children with special needs, how can we be involved throughout the psychological evaluation process?
Q: Are there support services for parents of children with autism and other special needs?
Q: How does the Watson Institute's psychological services program for children with autism differ from other outpatient service providers?
Q: Are there support groups for children and adolescents with special needs?

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