About Dr. Lindsay Heath
I earned my doctorate in School Psychology at the University of Florida and completed my post-doctoral residency with a specialization in neuropsychology at Dartmouth Medical School. Therefore, I have extensive experience assessing children’s cognitive strengths and weaknesses and using that information to provide recommendations to help them succeed in school as well as at home and in the community. My school psychology background allows me to communicate effectively with educators in order to help children overcome their academic difficulties while capitalizing on their strengths. In addition, my training in neuropsychology has provided me with a great deal of knowledge of brain functions and how they apply to children’s individual strengths and weaknesses. I also have experience assessing and diagnosing autism spectrum disorders in a variety of settings, including schools, hospitals, and mental health clinics. I have a passion for working with children and adults with autism and related disorders. Determining an accurate diagnosis is important; however, I believe that another essential goal of the assessment process is to provide customized recommendations for each individual assessed which can be used in a variety of settings including home, community, work, and school.
I was born and raised in Ohio, where I first developed an interest in psychology through my studies at Bowling Green University. I later pursued that interest and completed my undergraduate degree at Purdue University. For the following year, I taught elementary classes in Quito, Ecuador. There, I developed fluency in Spanish as well as an understanding of the difficulties facing cross-cultural residents. I completed my internship at the APACenter prior to receiving my Ph.D. in School Psychology with a specialization in neuropsychology at the University of Florida. I then completed two years of post-doctoral residency in neuropsychology at Dartmouth Medical School. Through my training and experience, I have developed effective assessment, consultation, and therapy skills that can be applied to clients of all ages. I have extensive training and experience evaluating children and adults with a variety of difficulties and providing treatment recommendations to enable their success in the classroom or at work. I also have experience working in school systems, providing assessment, intervention, and consultation services. Therefore, I am familiar with special education and 504 eligibility requirements as well as strategies that help enable academic success. In addition, I have experience providing assessments and treatment recommendations for children with Autism Spectrum Disorders. I am familiar with a wide range of behavioral interventions aimed to remediate behavioral problems that are common in individuals within the autistic spectrum. Additionally, I have worked with individuals suspected of neurological deficits in order to assess cognitive strengths and weaknesses and provide treatment recommendations. My goal is to apply my training and experience in these areas to provide effective assessment and treatment strategies to a variety of clients at the APACenter.
Areas of Assessment Specialization
- B.A. – 2005, Purdue University
- M.Ed. – 2009, The University of Florida
- Ph.D. – 2011, The University of Florida