School Observations

Gathering first-hand information about a child by completing one or more school observations can assist in answering many critical questions families have about their child. These naturalistic observations in the child’s school, educational program, or therapeutic environment are beneficial in assessing skills outside of the evaluation process and to determine whether changes should be made to a child’s educational plan and/or program setting. Clinically oriented school observations provide an important perspective on the child that can be gained in addition to the 1:1 setting of the clinician’s office. Recommendations and suggestions can be made based on school observations regarding the existing placement or to help families find a program that may be better suited for the child. Placement recommendations are often a question parents have and Dr. Robokos has extensive experience with public, private, general, special education, and alternative placements in the New York City area, Westchester, Long Island, Connecticut and New Jersey.