We specialize in helping you help your child. Our services identify your child’s strengths and weaknesses and aim to pinpoint what’s interfering to give you a clear understanding and specific recommendations to best help your child.
Jim Forgan, Ph.D., Diplomate of the American Board of School Neuropsychology
Dr. Jim Forgan is a licensed school psychologist in Jupiter, Florida which is in Palm Beach County, Florida. Dr. Forgan specializes in helping parents help children. He is a Diplomate of the American Board of School Neuropsychology and a Barton certified dyslexia testing specialist.
He is also a tenured special education professor at Florida Atlantic University where he conducts research and instructs teachers how to assess and teach students with various learning or social disorders. This keeps him on the cutting edge of knowing the best treatments and tools to help children and parents.
Dr. Forgan has written more than seven books that are published by national publishers and in bookstores including Raising Girls with ADHD, The ADHD Empowerment Guide, and The Impulsive, Disorganized Child: Solutions for Parenting Kids with Executive Functioning Difficulties.
In his private practice he specializes in evaluating children for dyslexia, reading problems, dyscalculia (math problems), dysgraphia (writing problems), ADHD/ ADD, processing problems, learning issues, and social-emotional disorders such as anxiety, depression, opposition, autism/Asperger’s, etc. Dr. Forgan also evaluates students for the Palm Beach gifted schools program, Martin County schools, Stuart, and Port St. Lucie gifted programs. Dr. Forgan uses a strength based approach to identifying the child’s strengths as well as needs. Many times school personnel and others overlook the child’s strengths and tend to focus on the negative problems. Focusing only on negative attributes can damage self-esteem. Kids need to know their natural talents and strengths.
Dr. Forgan evaluates children age 4.5 through college age adults. You will find Dr. Forgan’s recommendations regarding your child useful and extensive. His reports focus on understandable terms and specific recommendations matched to your child. He believes in making information practical and applicable.
Dr. Forgan graduated with his Ph.D. from the University of Miami and is a certified dyslexia testing specialist and recommended by Susan Barton, an international expert on dyslexia and creator of the Barton Reading and Spelling System. He evaluates students for dyslexia using a unique battery of tests. Dyslexia is something that psychologists in most public schools do not test for. Dr. Forgan has the ideal background for evaluating and helping students in pre-k through college because he started his career as a special education teacher. His evaluation recommendations are based on years of working with students in the classroom. Prior to earning his Ph.D. from the University of Miami, Dr. Forgan was a teacher of students with learning disabilities and emotional disorders. He knows firsthand how to help struggling learners! Call (561) 625 4125 to discuss how he can help you and your child.
Emily Forgan, Ed.S., Diplomate of the American Board of School Neuropsychology
Emily Forgan is a nationally certified school psychologist and Diplomate of the American Board of School Neuropsychology. She graduated from Florida Atlantic University with her bachelors in Elementary Education and Florida State University with her Master and Specialist degrees in School Psychology. While attending FSU, Emily worked as an evaluator at the Adult Learning Evaluation Center where she tested college students and adults for ADHD, learning disabilities, depression, anxiety, and more. Emily worked as a school psychologist for the School District of Palm Beach County. She specialized in assessment and the process that public schools must follow in order for a student to be eligible for a 504 Accommodation Plan or Individual Education Plan (IEP).
In private practice she uses a school neuropsychology approach to test students for giftedness, ADHD, dyslexia, anxiety, depression, and other learning disabilities. She often tests high school and college students who may need accommodations on the SAT, ACT, or GRE. In her free time enjoys spending time with her dog and volunteering in children’s ministry.
Kathryn Picano-Morton, Ed.S., Nationally Certified School Psychologist
Kathryn is a licensed and nationally certified school psychologist. She earned her Educational Specialist and Master’s degrees from Florida State University and Bachelor’s degree from the University of Florida. Kathryn has worked as a school psychologist for Martin County School District and is currently an adjunct instructor for Concordia University’s College of Education graduate program teaching trauma and resiliency in educational settings. She has experience working with individuals with cognitive and developmental delays, autism, specific learning disabilities, giftedness, and other varying exceptionalities from Pre-K through college. Kathryn conducts evaluations to determine educational needs, learning characteristics, and behavioral needs relevant to educational planning. Additionally, she consults related to Exceptional Student Educational services and eligibility requirements, Individualized Education Plans, Section 504 eligibility requirements and accommodation plans.
Alice Lemond, Ed.S., Nationally Certified School Psychologist
Alice LeMond has been a School Psychologist within Florida Public Schools for the past 23 years serving students of all ages while working in five different counties across the state. She is both certified and licensed by the State of Florida as a School Psychologist. She studied at Florida State University and the University of Central Florida where she received her Educational Specialist Degree in School Psychology. She has also raised two young men who are currently in college studying Aerospace Engineering and Computer Sciences. She is an advocate for children and families. She applies her training and experience to help students succeed academically, socially, behaviorally, and emotionally. As an experienced school psychologist within the schools, she is extremely knowledgeable in the evaluation of all disabilities and exceptionalities, ESE policy and procedure, intervention, 504 accommodations, and positive behavioral supports.
Sheila Eassa, Ed.S., Nationally Certified School Psychologist
Sheila is a licensed and nationally certified school psychologist. She graduated from Florida State University with bachelor’s degrees in Biology and Psychology. She continued her education at Florida State University and earned her Master and Specialist degrees in School Psychology. Sheila has thirteen years of experience working in Florida schools. She specialized in assessment, consultation, and Multi-Tier Systems of Support. She created educational and behavioral plans for students and followed policies and procedures for a student to be eligible for a 504 Accommodation Plan or Individual Education Plan (IEP). Sheila has experience with online testing and providing services for children in rural communities. Sheila has worked with children and teens with ADHD, Autism, cognitive impairments, developmental delays, specific learning disabilities, giftedness. Sheila has two young children. In her free time, Sheila enjoys reading and spending time with her family.
Megan Weiss, Ed.S., Nationally Certified School Psychologist
Megan is a nationally certified school psychologist who has worked several years in the Palm Beach County school system. She graduated from Florida State University (FSU) with her bachelors degree in psychology and education and a certificate in developmental disabilities. Megan continued her education at Florida State and graduated with her Masters and Specialists degrees in school psychology. While attending FSU, Megan worked as an evaluator at the Adult Learning Evaluation Center (ALEC) and assessed college students and adults for learning disabilities, ADHD, anxiety, depression, and more. Megan has extensive experience working with children of all ages and ability levels. She works with children with ADHD, autism, behavioral disorders, learning disabilities, and cognitive delays. She has detailed knowledge of the process that the public schools use to evaluate and find children eligible for a 504 Plan or an Individual Education Plan (IEP). In her free time, Megan loves to read, go to the beach, and spend time with her dog and family.
Allison Hahn, B.S., Office Manager
Allison is our office manager and a Jupiter native! She graduated from FAU with her bachelors degree in psychology and she is so grateful to work in a field and place where she can help others. When she is not at the office she adores being a dog mom and spending time with family and friends.