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Scheduling an Appointment

Dr. Alicia Scott served the Gainesville, Florida area through her private practice for many years. However, she is no longer seeing clients privately at this time.

Prior to the Appointment

Because you are an expert on your child, you will help Dr. Scott learn about your child and his/her experiences at home and school. You will assist Dr. Scott by discussing your concerns, completing a developmental history, gathering school records, and being an advocate for your child.

You may want to talk to your child about the upcoming evaluation. Dr. Scott recommends telling children that you and his/her teacher(s) are concerned and want to help him/her do his/her best. The visit is for Dr. Scott to understand how your child learns and find ways to help him/her improve.

Avoid using words like "test" or "testing" because it can put pressure on a child and may imply that they will either "pass" or "fail." The evaluation process explores your child's strengths and weaknesses and does not include any components that he/she can "fail."

Children are asked to do things such as answer questions, look at pictures, and solve problems or puzzles. Most children enjoy the evaluation process and leave feeling good about their performance.

You will also want to make sure your child has a good night's rest the evening before and has eaten appropriately the day of the evaluation. If your child wears glasses or a hearing aid, be sure he/she has them on for the evaluation.

Cancelling an Appointment

Dr. Scott only schedules 2 to 3 new cases per week. Because of this, it is important that she have advance notice if you are unable to keep your appointment. As a result, appointment cancellations must be made at least 24 hours in advance. Clients canceling with less notice will incur a $75 cancellation charge, unless you and Dr. Scott both agree that you were unable to attend due to circumstances beyond your control.

Privacy Notice

Dr. Scott knows how important your family's privacy is to you. The information gathered during the evaluation process is confidential except where required by law.

Click here to view a copy of Dr. Scott's Notice of School Psychologist's Policies and Practices to Protect the Privacy of Your Health Information.

Click here for information about Dr. Scott's fees.