Dr. Higgins is a licensed psychologist who specializes in the evaluation of learning and attention difficulties. Most the children that Dr. Higgins evaluates are school-aged (between the ages six and eighteen).
Some of the common concerns that parents bring to Dr. Higgins include delays in reading and/or spelling, handwriting difficulties, challenges with understanding or remembering math concepts, frustration with schoolwork, and inattention or disorganization. Dr. Higgins provides guidance to parents about a variety of resources for assisting their child, including special education, accommodations, private tutoring, and materials that can be used with their child at home.
Dr. Higgins received her Bachelor of Arts from the University of Puget Sound, and she received her Masters and Doctoral degrees from the University of Washington. Prior to joining ABCD, Inc. in 1998, Dr. Higgins worked as a school psychologist in the Highline School District.
Areas of experience and interest include:
- Executive Functioning challenges
- Math disorders
- Reading comprehension
- Reading Fluency
- Challenges with working memory and/or information processing
- School admissions testing for highly capable learners