If your child is having difficulty in school or at home, we can help.

The first step is assessing your child to identify their strengths and weaknesses. Assessment helps us build a roadmap and treatment plan for providing appropriate interventions and supporting individual growth.

Learning and Educational

Is your child or teen struggling in school? Does your student seem bored, unmotivated or do they spend hours and hours on homework? You might be thinking that they have some learning challenges.

We offer a range of assessments to determine a student’s strengths and weaknesses, and to identify interventions that will best remediate skill deficits. Assessment can provide a point of reference from which to measure future progress and help align families, teachers, and other providers with a common understanding of a child’s learning profile. Assessment can provide a point of reference for which to measure future progress and we provide comprehensive recommendations for accommodations, modifications, and remediation.

Our Psycheducational Assessment Includes:

  • Comprehensive intelligence testing
  • Comprehensive memory testing
  • Comprehensive achievement testing in all academic areas
  • Behavior/emotional/social assessment as needed
  • Neuropsychological processing assessment, as needed (such as processing speed, visual-motor skills, visual-perceptual skills, auditory processing skills, phonological processing skills, attention/concentration skills, oral language)

Following the assessment, you’ll receive a detailed written report of the results, and we’ll discuss them together. This report can be used with your school district and other educational professionals to ensure that appropriate interventions and modifications are in place to support learning.

Areas we look at can include:

  • Intellectual functioning
  • Neuropsychological processes, including executive functioning, learning, and memory
  • Academic skills, including reading, math, and written expression
  • Mood and emotional functioning
  • Social skills and functioning
  • Behavior problems

Find a Solution with Wise

A diagnosis of a learning disability, ADHD or executive weaknesses does not automatically mean medication or a lifetime of challenges. We can assist your family in finding a solution that works for you AND your child. The impact of these issues will not disappear — certainly not without an understanding of the problem and that’s where we can help!

If you’re ready to evaluate your child/teens challenges and get some answers, contact us for an assessment intake/consultation.

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Does your child become easily distracted or have impulse control issues? Have you wondered if the symptoms of ADD/ADHD might be holding them back? Has your pediatrician suggested follow-up for a more thorough evaluation? We understand that often ADHD is misdiagnosed by well-meaning educators, friends and family. Let’s get it right.

You may want to consider an ADHD Assessment if you see the following issues:
Our ADHD assessment will provide you with information on ADHD, what it is and what it isn’t. It includes:
What is the difference between my Pediatrician assessing for ADHD and an assessment in your office?


If your child is having behavioral difficulties in school or at home OR your family would like to gain more insights into your child’s behavior, we can help.

The first step is assessing your child to identify their strengths and challenges. Assessment helps us build a roadmap and treatment plan for behavioral modification and developmental growth.

We offer full behavioral assessments using a team approach with your child’s school to determine a student’s strengths and challenges and to identify strategies that might support positive behavioral change.

Pre-Admissions & Kindergarten Readiness

Pre-admissions testing is available for children who are required to take an individually administered test as part of the application process at many independent schools in Northern VA and the Washington DC area.

Wise Family Wellness provides pre-admission testing for independent schools and gifted-talented testing (WISC and WPPSI). Our assessments are tailored to understand the unique needs of your family.

To ensure optimal admissions test performance, we recommend that children be tested in the morning.

Connect with our Intake Coordinator to schedule your child’s assessment today!

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Our Clinical Psychologists:

Dr. Amarilys Galloza Carrero, a native of Puerto Rico, is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist in the states of Virginia and Maryland, with a deep-rooted commitment to helping individuals realize their inherent potential for growth and change. She obtained her bachelor’s degree in psychology from the University of Puerto Rico, Rio Piedras Campus, graduating Magna Cum Laude and receiving the award of Undergraduate Psychology Student of the Year from the Puerto Rican Psychological Association. She began with graduate studies in Clinical Psychology at the University of Puerto Rico, where she devoted two years to researching depression in Puerto Rican pre-adolescents and adolescents. Her interest in improving mental health outcomes led her to initiate research within the D/deaf Puerto Rican community, although limited resources posed significant challenges.

Dr. Galloza Carrero pursued her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology at Gallaudet University, the world’s premier institution specializing in D/deaf individuals. Her exceptional contributions were recognized with the Florence R. Foerderer Fellowship and the Weiner Family Research Award, highlighting her groundbreaking work in enhancing the mental health of the D/deaf population.

Dr. Amy Fortney Parks describes herself as a lifelong educator, a passionate psychologist, and an often stressed-out, but mostly happy, mom of four!  She is the Executive Director of WISE Mind Solutions, LLC, a Northern Virginia-based group psychotherapy practice focused on children, teens, and families.  She is also the owner of Wise Family Wellness – a comprehensive brand for kids and parents designed to inspire, educate and energize families!

Dr. Amy Fortney Parks brings with her over 30 years of experience working with children, adolescents, and families as both an educator and psychologist. She is a passionate “BRAIN – trainer” and strives to help everyone she works with understand how their own unique brain works!

Dr. Amy holds a Doctorate in Educational Psychology and specializes in individual counseling for kids, tweens, and teens, parent coaching, and educational consulting. She also provides consulting services to families, parent groups, local independent schools, and public systems.

FAQs For Assessments

How do I tell my child about the WISC or WPPSI test, so it doesn’t seem intimidating?
What kind of setting does the WISC/WPPSI assessment take place in?
How much does a WISC or WPPSI pre-admissions test cost?
What is the intake session for Psycheducational Assessments?
What happens after the intake session if we decide to move forward with comprehensive testing?
What is the cost of a Psycheducational Assessment?
Do you provide any follow up services/interventions like medication management?

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