Dr. Megan Lavado, Psy.D., owner and clinical director of Lavado Psychological Services is a clinical psychologist specializing in the assessment of autism, ADHD, learning disorders, intellectual disability, mood disorders and a range of psychiatric disorders. With over 15 years of experience, Dr. Lavado provides you with an accurate clinical diagnosis and is dedicated to offer detailed recommendations helping you succeed and reach your highest potential. Dr. Lavado received her bachelor’s degree from Nova Southeastern University and her Doctoral Degree at Albizu University, with a concentration in Neuropsychology. She completed her internship at the Neurobehavioral Institute of Miami where she gained extensive experience administering neuropsychological assessments and services to patients with complex physical, medical, and neurological disorders in both outpatient and post-acute inpatient rehabilitation settings.
Dr. Lavado completed her postdoctoral fellowship at Weston Psychological Associates where she gained further proficiency administering psychological assessments to patients diagnosed with autism, ADHD, learning disorders, intellectual disability, among other medical and psychological disorders. Dr. Lavado’s experiences incorporate a wide range of clinical settings, including positions as an emergency and assessment clinician, behavioral assistant, and mental health therapist for reputable organizations such as Citrus Health Network, Dade Family Counseling, and Chrysalis Health. Dr. Lavado holds certifications in Cross Battery Assessment, Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule Second Edition (ADOS-2), and Autism Diagnostic Interview (ADI-R). She is highly passionate about conducting evaluations for diagnostic clarity in order to provide guidance and support for clients and families and strives to continuously identify effective treatment, intervention and accommodations.
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