Santa Barbara Educational Counseling and Assessment

Educational Counseling & Assessment

As the District School Psychologist for the Santa Barbara School District, Iris Kaminsky, Ph.D has been providing quality educational counseling and assessment services to Santa Barbara and Goleta kindergarten through twelvth graders for the past twelve years.

If you have questions or concerns about your child's education, performance or behavioral issues, we encourage you to contact us today to discuss your child's needs.


Areas of Expertise Include:

Your Child's Assessment May Include:
  • Parent Interview
  • School Observation
  • Health/Developmental Survey
  • Teacher Input
  • Intellectual Ability (cognitive assessment)
  • Academic Achievement
  • Behavior/Motivation
  • Attention Evaluation
  • Language/Verbal Abilities
  • Psychological Processing Skills
  • Auditory, Visual, Sensory Motor, and Cognitive Abilities
  • Feedback session with comprehensive report including recommendations and intervention strategies to help your child be successful in school.

Given the comprehensive nature of a psycho-educational evaluation, the duration of the testing varies from 4 to 6 hours (consisting of 2-3 hour sessions of one-to-one testing) depending on the age and abilities of the individual.

An assessment plan is created that is specific to the concerns you have for your child.  The goal in assessment is to help you understand more about your child's learning style, strengths, and weaknesses and what educational or social/behavioral interventions would be most appropriate based on the profile.


Educational Counseling and Consulting Services Can Assist With:
  • Academic Counseling
  • Using Personality Type Strengths
  • Study Skills
  • Motivation
  • Self-Esteem
  • Empowerment
  • Social Skills
  • Taking Responsibility
  • Organization for Students
  • Consulting with Children and Parents:
  • Learning Profiles
  • Programming/Placement Issues
  • Parenting/Support System
  • Special Education Regulations

Contact Kaminsky Psycholgical Services