Kimberly DaSilva

Ms. Kimberly DaSilva Email: kdasilva@hhrs.us

I am excited to begin my 10th year as the school psychologist at Henry Hudson. Previously, I worked in New York City (Staten Island) for 6 years as a psychologist. I have a Master's Degree in School Psychology from St. John's University and a Bachelor's Degree from SUNY Oswego in New York State. My experience ranges from working with preschool children, emotionally disturbed teens, and mentally handicapped adults. In addition, I have worked with elementary through high school students with learning, social, cognitive, and behavioral disabilities.

As the school psychologist, I advocate for students, consult with teachers and parents, provide counseling services, and conduct psychological evaluations (this includes classroom observations). As an advocate for students, I provide information to parents, teachers, and students about mental health and related school issues.

I am part of the Child Study Team which also includes the Social Worker and Learning-Disabilities Teacher-Consultant (LDT-C).

The following is a list of resources for parents: Books: 1) Barkley, R. A. (2000). Taking Charge of ADHD: The Complete Authoritative Guide for Parents. Guilford Publications, Inc. 2) Bolick, T. (2004, 2001). Asperger Syndrome and Adolescence, Helping Preteens and Teens Get Ready for the Real World. Gloucester, MA: Fair Winds Press. 3) Davis, R. D. (1994, 1997). The gift of dyslexia. New York: Perigee, Penguin Putnam. 4) Kowalski, T. P. (2002). The Source for Asperger's Syndrome. East Moline, IL: LinguiSystems, Inc. 5) Levine, M. (2002). A Mind At A Time. New York: Simon & Schuster. Dr. Levine is a nationally recognized learning expert. 6) Silverman, L. K. (2002). Upside-Down Brilliance, The Visual-Spatial Learner. Denver, CO: DeLeon Publishing, Inc. Websites: 1) www.nasponline.org - The National Association for School Psychologists provides information for parents with links to other sites. Click on links from this site for free downloads for parents and teachers: www.nasponline.org/resources/freepubs.aspx 2) www.tsa-usa.org - Tourette's Syndrome Association website geared towards children and adolescents. 3) www.chadd.org - Children and Adults with Attention Deficit Disorder. This site is a national resource on ADHD. 4) www.cureautismnow.org - This site includes the latest research on Autism. 5) www.autismspeaks.org - Information on autism and Asperger's Syndrome.

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