Dr. Jennifer Hope is a licensed psychologist in Brooklyn Heights, in association with the New York Center for Neuropsychology. She has over 15 years of experience performing psychotherapy, as well as psychoeducational, psychological and neuropsychological evaluations on children, adolescents and adults with learning, neurodevelopmental or behavioral/psychological difficulties. She is also an experienced assessment and psychotherapy supervisor.
Dr. Hope is qualified to provide a range of services to help individuals of all ages be more successful at school, work and home. Students may be having trouble learning or managing their workload, or adults may have difficulty adapting to their work environment or maintaining their relationships, because of a learning disability, attentional disorder, or some psychological issue such as depression or anxiety. Assessment serves as an opportunity to identify learning, developmental, emotional or cognitive difficulties in order to recommend appropriate educational or psychological interventions.
Dr. Hope can offer the following services in English or Spanish:
Dr. Hope is able to provide short- or long-term psychotherapy for individuals 18 years and over, to address a wide variety of issues. Sessions are typically 50 minutes in length. Dr. Hope is also available to perform therapeutic supervised visitation for Court-ordered parent-child visits.
Dr. Hope is able to perform evaluations for individuals ages 4 through adulthood. The following evaluations are offered: psychological, psychoeducational and neuropsychological. Assessments will address multiple areas (for example, intellectual functioning, attentional skills, emotional functioning, etc.), attempt to answer questions about the impact of cognitive, academic or social/emotional strengths and limitations on the individual's performance in and outside of school and/or the workplace, and provide recommendations for appropriate intervention.
Executive function and study skills are essential for academic and occupational success, particularly for individuals with learning or other neurodevelopmental disorders. Students of all ages can learn strategies they will take with them through a lifetime of learning. Dr. Hope carries out one-on-one training after an extensive interview and evaluation of skills, and if necessary, a classroom observation, are conducted.
Skill training can include any and all of the following: time management; organization and goal orientation; test preparation; note-taking skills; strategies for sustaining focused attention; strategies for being a more active learner; strategies to improve comprehension; improving study habits; and working memory builders.
Parents of a child with neurodevelopmental delays, emotional problems or learning difficulties require a complex approach to their child’s needs. Parenting a child with special needs can be very challenging and unpredictable, but effective parenting skills and are essential to meeting that child’s needs. Dr. Hope can consult with parents to provide tools and strategies to parent their children in a consistent and effective manner.
Dr. Hope is also available to provide consultation services to assist parents in their approach to their child’s school and the larger school system. Parents are helped to advocate for their child, facilitate discussions with the school, and negotiate IEP meetings.
Record reviews—such as previous testing, SAT results, IEP’s, etc.—can assess whether a child’s performance and learning opportunities are optimal, and to reexamine educational and other recommendations, if needed.
Finally, Dr. Hope can consult with schools regarding test results; IEP development; behavior management needs (including functional behavioral assessment); recommendations for school-based intervention strategies, classroom modifications, and test accommodations; information about, or hallmarks of, learning or neurodevelopmental problems and various diagnostic categories.