Finding help when your student is struggling can be overwhelming. The Learning Center is dedicated to partnering with you to begin addressing your concerns. We offer a safe and nurturing environment in which students are an integral part of the evaluation process. The goal is to help realize a student’s potential by better understanding his or her needs.
Our licensed experts use personalized, cutting-edge assessments to identify your student’s unique needs. Employing a holistic approach, examinations are designed to increase student engagement in order to obtain the most accurate results.
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A full range of psychoeducational evaluations is provided at the Oaks Christian Learning Center to answer diagnostic questions, illuminate therapeutic recommendations, and/or aid in treatment planning. Evaluations can be comprehensive, or specifically targeted, and may include cognitive, achievement, executive functioning, attention, social/emotional, behavioral, and/or personality testing.
The assessment process begins with a parent meeting to discuss the student’s developmental, social, and educational history. From there we meet with the student for individual assessment. Testing sessions vary in length depending on the student’s preference, schedule, and tolerance, typically lasting an average of two hours each. The total amount of time for assessment depends on the type of assessment and the student’s pace of testing. On average, the total assessment time for an individual student is 10-12 hours.
Findings are then presented in a comprehensive report outlining the student’s strengths and weaknesses. The personalized reports may include recommendations for accommodations, learning strategies, suggested interventions, and additional resources to assist the student in meeting his or her potential. All reports will meet the documentation guidelines for accommodations on the SAT/ACT/AP exams as well as accommodations in college, if applicable.
We meet with the parents to review the findings and report in a feedback session after the conclusion of testing. We also offer to meet with the student to review the findings in a briefer, easier to understand format.
We offer consultation services to meet with you to help determine the best course of action for your child or adolescent, whether that be executive functioning intervention, psychoeducational testing, or other recommended intervention(s).
Consultation services may be the right place to start, and we can work with you to find the best route to meet your student’s needs and to help him/her succeed.
Dr. Robin Vukoje is a licensed psychologist (PSY25438) with a passion to help families put the pieces of the puzzle together in order to help their student succeed.
Dr. Vukoje has worked and volunteered in school, hospital, and clinic settings in urban and suburban locations. This gives her a unique clinical and school psychology lens with which she approaches her assessments
She previously worked for the Ventura County Office of Education where she remains highly regarded throughout the county for her comprehensive psychoeducational assessments particularly in the areas of specific learning disabilities, mental health disorders, and autism spectrum disorders. She was also a member of the Pattern of Strengths and Weaknesses (PSW) Committee, which has helped to establish and implement new special education eligibility criteria for Specific Learning Disabilities (SLD) for the Ventura County SELPA.
Dr. Vukoje’s expertise is shared through presentations locally and nationally to parents and professionals on the assessment of and intervention for learning and mental health disabilities.
Amanda Fox is a licensed educational psychologist with a passion for helping children and families. Her expertise is in identifying each child’s unique needs and detecting strengths that will contribute to successful learning and help them meet their potential.
Mrs. Fox earned a Master of Education (M.Ed.) from the University of California, Santa Barbara and has over ten years of experience working in the public and private sectors. Mrs. Fox is a Nationally Certified School Psychologist and has expanded her knowledge and expertise by obtaining a post-graduate certificate in School Neuropsychology. Additionally, she has obtained certification in Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) assessment and is passionate about helping children expand their ability to communicate in educational settings.
Mrs. Fox has had numerous professional accomplishments including being named Goleta Chamber of Commerce’s Education Professional of the Year in 2018 for her work with the community. She is a respected contributor to research articles and text publications. She is regarded for her comprehensive psychoeducational assessments, particularly in the areas of specific learning disabilities, mental health disorders, behavioral disorders, autism spectrum disorders and intellectual disabilities. Mrs. Fox has worked to support hundreds of neurodiverse students and their families by providing assessment, direct intervention, and educational consultation.