Beth’s expertise on measures including cognitive domains such as verbal and nonverbal capacity helps guide program determination based on what students’ strengths and needs are across areas. Executive Functioning assessment including working memory, processing speed and how these abilities impact school based requirements leads to useful remedial strategies. Beth is skilled in the identification and diagnosing of dyslexia, dyscalculia, and dysgraphia by means of specific achievement testing to analyze any areas of deficit in individual performance. Within these diagnoses, specific skill deficits can be identified to create or revise plans for their most impact.
Diagnostic measures for attentional concerns and Attention Deficit-Hyperactivity Disorder can help determine if strategies and recommendations could help a student be more successful based on those findings. Beth has had a pivotal role in families’ processes that involve ruling this diagnosis in or out to best address student struggles. Consideration across home and school environments aids in accurate diagnosis of ADHD Hyperactive, Inattentive or Combined Types, as well as possibility that this is not the root cause of a child’s dilemma. “As an educator for 25 years and the parent of a son with ADHD, Beth was able to shine new light on my son’s disability.” Mathew Dupont.
Over the course of her work experience, Beth has become an expert in working with students with autism spectrum disorders. As a school counselor in a residential girls’ facility, Beth began to differentiate the social emotional needs and systematic support needed by kiddos with these types of needs. As a School Psychologist at the secondary level, she helped create plans and social support for students in the Transition Program at the end of their high school experiences. She gleaned the high importance of increasing socially acceptable behavior, adaptive skills and independence so vital for these young people’s success in the community.
Beth has a lifetime of experience with the gifted population and programming. As a child, she was identified and placed into a program in her youth. As a School Psychologist, she taught the Cherry Creek Schools curriculum for motivating gifted students in high school. Her experience with identification, program placement, and application needs spans across all grade levels and she has extensive knowledge of school and enrichment options across the front range. “Thanks for completing these reports on such short notice for an application deadline to a better suited gifted program.” -Parent of confidential student in need of data for a rapidly approaching admission deadline.
SOCIAL EMOTIONAL & BEHAVIORAL NEEDS
As an advocate for all students, Beth has had experience with a wide range of children across the diagnostic spectrum. Her familiarity with anxiety and how it impedes student’s ability to perform to their best ability includes students who have learning disabilities to those who are twice exceptional. Likewise, her ability to identify and diagnose depression has aided students across many educational settings. As a functional behaviorist, she has expertise in examining behaviors’ root cause and developing strategies for replacement behavior to increase success. “I was lucky enough to study under Beth Lloyd in her Elementary school for one semester. To this day, I have yet to find someone so committed to the success of their students” -Jeremy Wilson, University of Colorado PsyD Candidate