Children present with unique and changing learning profiles or special needs that may require formal supports in school. This presentation aims to provide guidance to parents on how to navigate the special education process including student eligibility, overview of educational testing, and steps to secure appropriate accommodations, remediation, and/or related services at school.
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Bio: Brianna Lewis, Ph.D., is an Assistant Clinical Professor at the Yale Child Study Center. She earned a master’s degree in education from Harvard University prior to pursuing her doctorate in clinical psychology from Fordham University. She is a licensed clinical psychologist who provides psychological evaluations for children, adolescents, and adults within the Developmental Disabilities Clinic and on multiple federally-funded research studies within the Autism Program at the Yale Child Study Center. She is a clinical faculty member within the Psychology section providing clinical training for the child psychology and child psychiatry fellowship training programs. She serves as a reviewer for the Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, and is a member of the International Society for Autism Research and the American Psychological Association.