"I am neither an optimist nor pessimist, but a possibilist." - Max Lerner
Hi, I am Robin McEvoy. I am a Developmental Neuropsychologist practicing in Denver, Colorado. I have been evaluating children, teens and adults for over 25 years. In addition to my private practice, I am an assistant professor at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center. My work at the hospital focuses on the developmental and neuropsychological needs of children infected or affected by HIV. My work in private practice encompasses a wide range of learning, developmental, behavioral and neuropsychological needs.
I believe a good evaluation is a collaborative process between myself, the child, the parents and other specialists that the parents choose to involve (teachers, therapsists, etc). The evaluation should also be an enjoyable or exciting process. Parents and child should feel that this will be the opportunity to find and promote strengths, as well as outline a plan for remediating weaknesses. The final report should be a document that describes needs and skills clearly, make recommendations that are a good fit for the child and the family, and outlines appropriate academic plans.
In addition to evaluating, I love the educational process - speaking to parents, schools or other health professionals about learning, development, the educational process, and parenting in this new age where certain learning and developmental challengs are increasing in prevalence.
I received a Bachelor of Arts degree in 1982 from the University of New Orleans with a major in psychology and a minor in biology. I completed my Masters degree in 1986 and my Ph.D. in 1989 at the University of Houston in developmental psychology. Throughout my graduate training I worked as a psychology intern at the University of Texas Medical School. The focus of my work was the assessment and diagnosis of developmental and learning disabilities. My Master's thesis was in the area of autism and pervasive developmental disorder. My dissertation focused on cognitive and social development in children with chronic illness. I also worked extensively with children with learning disabilities, head injuries, and hydrocephalus. I came to Denver in 1989 for fellowship study in neuropsychology. Here I specialized in the assessment of problems solving skills in young children. In 1992, I travelled to Romania to consult in orphanages after the fall of the communist regime. From there, I returned to Denver and created a subspecialty in my practice to evaluate the unique needs of adopted children who spent their early years in deprivation or institutional settings. In the last decade, I have expanded my evaluation model to integrate other aspects of a person's health into understanding his or her learning needs, including diet, sensory processing, sleep habits, allergies and other health conditions.
License: Colorado State License 1583 - Psychology