PSYCHOLOGICAL TESTING & EDUCATIONAL CONSULTATIONS
We provide comprehensive individualized psychological evaluations tailored to your child’s needs. This includes the most widely-used standardized measures that assess a range of areas, including cognition, auditory processing, visual processing, motor integration, executive functioning, achievement, behaviors, social-emotional functioning, and more. Our goal in an assessment is to obtain the most accurate results of your child’s current functioning, and provide detailed descriptions of strengths and weaknesses, all leading to numerous recommendations for services within school, strategies for the home, and treatment.
Our educational consultations look at the child/adolescent as a whole and assess how all areas of a child's life may affect his/her academic success. Our goal is to have the child in a classroom setting with peace of mind. This helps build confidence to meet his/her potential. We help parents navigate the school system, school and classroom placement, provide parents with an in-depth explanation of school records, provide support in IEP development, attend school meetings, perform classroom observations and provide additional testing. We will collaborate closely and support you and your child throughout the process.
Dr. Tara DeLuco performs all psychological testing and educational consultations at CARE-LA.
Tara DeLuco, M.S. is a 5th year Ph.D. student studying clinical psychology at Alliant International University California School of Professional Psychology- Los Angeles, and a practicing certified school psychologist in the state of California. Tara is a psychological assistant for CARE-LA, where she provides therapy and psychological assessments for children, teens, adults, and families. Her current interests include anxiety, OCD, and mental health concerns related to physical health conditions.
Tara has had a successful career as a school psychologist for the past four years. She received her Master of Science degree from the University of Hartford. During her career she has worked in a wide range of school settings targeted to children with autism and emotional disturbance. She has extensive experience in psychoeducational assessment with skills in cognitive, academic, and social-emotional testing, as well as experience in individual, group, and family therapy.
Tara has received supervised training as a practicum student at Children’s Hospital Orange County and Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, specializing in neuropsychological assessment for medically fragile children.
Tara has conducted several invited guest lectures at hospitals and colleges on the keys to collaboration of school and clinical psychology. Tara is a member of the American Psychological Association, National Association of School Psychologists, and California Association of School Psychologists.