Praise

I extend a special thanks to those wonderful clients who have taken the time to write to me, and for allowing me to share their comments here and throughout my website.
Even though these folks have told me that I could use theirs’ and their children’s names, confidentiality is sacred in my profession so I do not feel comfortable doing so.  I have therefore changed any identifying information.

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Dr. Moleski pinpointed the precise areas in my son which we as parents, and more importantly, his educators, should focus our time and energy to maximize his educational success.  Now we all know where his strengths and weaknesses lie and can work with him more effectively in homework, classroom, and real life situations.  We now have an understanding of why our son does what he does and how the world really looks through his eyes.

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It’s been a year since J. was assessed by you and I wanted to write and thank you again and give you an update. Thanks to your clinical skills J. is now flourishing not only at school but at home as well. We still have a ways to go academically, but he’s made significant progress rather than continuing the pattern of falling further behind.  J. has much more self confidence and the many behavior problems we were having have all but disappeared! Without your help we would still be trudging down the wrong road.  I can’t tell you how many times we’ve read your report and referred to your recommendations for “the next step.”  J. still sometimes asks about when he’ll see you again. We should probably come back to see you this summer for an update.

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The evaluations completed by Dr. Moleski for our two sons, G. and H., was instrumental in changing the course of their school placement and therefore school experience. At the time Alta California Regional Center was denying H.’s client status because of grossly inadequate testing completed by the school district. We were in the process of going to a hearing to contest the regional center’s denial. After regional center received the assessment completed by Dr. Moleski on H., it took only a few days for regional center to request that we withdraw from the hearing, as regional center conceded H. was clearly eligible.

The assessment Dr. Moleski completed on H. also became the driving force behind securing an ideal school setting with an eight student to five adult ratio. H. is doing exceedingly well in that environment considering his level of disability. With this new and more appropriate school environment, many negative behaviors improved or became extinct. It was not until he was in this new school setting did we realize the amount of stress H. was experiencing in the mainstreamed class setting. This stress was causing many problematic behaviors.

With G., the assessment Dr Moleski completed revealed significant auditory processing difficulties. The school had been providing only School Based Instruction, rather than qualifying him for special education. The school was dragging their feet with defining a need for special education services. This situation was quickly rectified once Dr. Moleski’s assessment was submitted. When the school speech and language provider looked at the quality and quantity of assessments Dr. Moleski’s completed she was astounded.

If anyone is on the fence about whether this type of assessment will be beneficial, consider the cost of not doing it. Quality assessments are imperative for accessing agency and school services, The education, credentials, and experience of the assessor is profoundly important when trying to get good things to happen. Having several special needs children who have been evaluated by many specialists over the years, I consider Dr. Moleski’s credentials not a luxury, but a necessity. It has been my experience that it is critical to submit assessments by someone whose credentials exceeds every other professional. This is precisely why I sought out Dr. Moleski’s services. Dr. Moleski’s professionalism and stellar credentials are indispensible when securing services and placements for a struggling child. If you have to, secure a loan, as it is an investment in your child’s life and future.

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Our family is in your debt for providing the comprehensive assessment, accurate diagnosis, and the multitude of valuable recommendations for M. She has been more self assured since she saw you and has been making progress academically. She still struggles of course but now we know why and what to do about it.  You have truly provided me with a roadmap for home schooling my girl. She’s even talking about becoming a neuropsychologist. I doubt she realizes that you trained for more years than she’s been alive — LOL!  J. and I are so grateful to have our precious girl on the right track.  Our best to you and your family.

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You may not remember me but you evaluated me several years ago when I was in high school at Jesuit.  I’m now a sophomore on the premed track at _____ and recently asked my parents during spring break if I could see your report.  (I’ve taken a couple of psychology courses and was curious).  Thanks for all the nice things you had to say about me and of course for the help you gave my parents on my behalf.  Thanks also for the encouragement you gave me and for being so nice to a teenager with a “bad attitude.” I remember how convinced I was of my own stupidity because of my learning problems. You made a difference in my life and I thought you should know.  P.S.  Believe it or not, I still have the Star Wars chess set you gave me.  It’s in my dorm room.

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I just had the pleasure of reading your report on our student B. It’s by far the best report (psychological or otherwise) I have ever read, and we will be using it and your extensive recommendations as a guide for B.’s IEP goals. Whew!  What a relief!  You have “nailed” this child’s processing problems as well as his emotional ones, and more importantly, you’ve tied all of the results together and given us educational direction. Dr. Moleski, thanks also for providing a bridge between the school district and B.’s family.  Things had devolved to the point that neither side was really listening to the other, and your involvement with this case has significantly changed that dynamic.  Through this experience I now appreciate the limitations of our school psychologists, and will not delay in calling you again for our complex cases.  I *get* that you cannot provide training for MAs beyond their level of competence, but would you be willing to provide an inservice in basic assessment skills and another for report writing for our district’s school psychs? Thanks again. 

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Dr. Maria Moleski, child Neuropsychologist, evaluated and diagnosed my son with several language based disorders. We’ve had 2 evaluations performed 2 years apart and Dr. Moleski’s reports and explanations have proven to be invaluable. She takes no shortcuts. She’s specially trained in her field and I share copies of her reports with my son’s teachers and pediatrician. Google her..good luck.

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B. has made quite the dramatic turn-around.  Across all subjects, he has improved, and as of his last report card, he had no grade lower than a “B” and quite a few A’s.  In fact, he was on Second Honors this last quarter. Can you believe it?? His teacher has noticed and commented quite frequently about the change and how pleased she is.  And most of all, he is pretty happy with himself.  I asked him a couple of weeks ago what he thought might have helped him do so much better. He said “I think it was right after I saw Dr. Moleski.”  He has tons more confidence and is working very independently.  I can’t thank you enough. Your report/work with him gave me peace of mind, as well as something to try to understand him better.

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My husband & I owe Dr. Moleski a debt of gratitude for her meticulous assessment & report about our son. We now understand so many things, how to deal with them, & can rest a lot easier. We’ve been thru the mill with all kinds of people who I now realize just aren’t trained enough to do anything but “test” and spit out meaningless numbers instead of really assessing & understanding the whole brain & the whole child. Everything she says on her website is true, as are the rave reviews from patients you’ll find there. Our son loves her & the only problem is, he wants to keep going back even though his assessment is complete, LOL. Oh & did I mention the pages of USEFUL recommendations?

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Thank you “Kami” for making our lives easier with your review of Dr. Moleski. She was everything you said plus she’s personable. We’re now on the right track with planning for our son’s educational & other needs.

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Thank you again for encouraging Bobby.  It has made a big difference in his self-image and his academic work.

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“Dr. Moleski’s expert assessment provided the answers we needed to help our son and to obtain the services he needed. We finally had information we could trust.”

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We learned more from Dr. Moleski’s record review and consultation than we had in years of IEP meeting attendance. Dr. Moleski is truly an expert, and besides being knowledgeable, she is kind.  We learned what the numbers meant, and what to do next. My husband and I were so impressed that we had Dr. Moleski perform an independent educational evaluation for our daughter, though we live down in Southern Cal.  Once again, we were not disappointed. We only wish we had this information years ago!

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Dr. Moleski is a professional psychologist of the highest caliber. She has outstanding diagnostic, assessment, and intervention skills, as well as exceptional written and verbal communication skills. She is also a talented neuropsychologist, and her expertise in this area proved to be an invaluable asset, especially in regards to low-incidence disabilities and “high-profile” cases that were legally involved.  I received many compliments from parents and employees who were impressed with Dr. Moleski’s meticulous assessments, her technical expertise, and her child advocacy skills and compassion. 

comment from a Licensed Psychologist & Special Education Director

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