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educational consulting and evaluation

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Educational Consultation and Evaluation Services (ECES) is a child- and family-centered program in the Department of Pediatrics at Advocate Children's Hospital - Park Ridge, and part of Advocate Medical Group. ECES offers a wide range of services related to children's educational, emotional, and behavioral health needs. ECES providers believe that parents play a crucial role in their child's learning and development, and therefore, we involve parents in every step of the clinical process and view them as skilled and valued members of their child's treatment team.

Each child is considered within the context of his or her total environment, and evaluations are conducted with input from physicians, private providers, family members, and educators. Our referral base is diverse and includes parents, primary care physicians, sub-specialty physicians and therapists, attorneys, and both public and private schools. Regardless of referral source or funding, ECES providers maintain neutrality with regard to their diagnostic formulations, communication of findings, and recommendations. Differential diagnosis of verbal and nonverbal learning disabilities, as well as anxiety and mood disorders, Central Auditory Processing Disorder, Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder, and Pervasive Developmental Disorders is achieved through comprehensive evaluation services and, when warranted, through additional home and school-based observations. Attendance at school staffings, as well as evaluation of and participation in the construction of your child's Individualized Education Plan, is a hallmark of the ECES practice. Services are provided by Dr. Marjorie A. Getz, the founder and Executive Director of ECES, and by Dr. Deana L. Khoshaba, a licensed clinical psychologist. Dr. Getz is a learning behavior specialist with 25 years of clinical practice experience and a meticulous approach to diagnostic evaluation and educational consultation. Dr. Getz recruited Dr. Khoshaba in 2006, with a view toward expanding the scope of ECES services to include integrated educational and psychological assessments, as well as parent-based interventions and child psychotherapy.

To learn more about our services or to schedule an initial consultation with either Dr. Getz or Dr. Khoshaba, please contact a member of our patient representative staff at 847.318.9067. We look forward to serving you and your family.

Kind Regards,

Marjorie A. Getz, Ph.D.
Deana L. Khoshaba, Psy.D.

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