The Learning Evaluation Center at Havern School Assessment Team
The Learning Evaluation Center at Havern School brings together a first-rate team of professionals. With 98 years of combined experience of assessing and providing services to children from birth to 18 years old, the team works together to provide families with comprehensive educational assessments, producing a cohesive and thorough report with results and recommendations.
Maggie Bronson, M.S., OTR/L
Maggie Bronson received her Master of Science degree in Occupational Therapy (OT) from Colorado State University. She worked as a pediatric OT at Boulder Community Hospital for four years, providing occupational therapy evaluations and treatment for children ages birth to 18 years old. She served as a member of the ABLE (Autism, Behavior and Learning Evaluation) interdisciplinary team for two years, where she assessed pediatric clients, ages infant to 18 years old, for Autism Spectrum Disorder, reporting and making appropriate recommendations. Maggie is now in her eighth year working as an occupational therapist at Havern School. She is certified through the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT) and licensed through the state of Colorado.
Lisa Costello, Ph.D., LP
Dr. Costello received her B.A. in Psychology from West Virginia University. She earned her M.S. (Educational Psychology), Ed.S. (School Psychology), and Ph.D. (School Psychology) from Indiana University. She also completed advanced graduate training at the Oklahoma University College of Medicine through the Interdisciplinary Training Program in Child Abuse and Neglect and the Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental and Related Disabilities Fellowship. Additionally, Dr. Costello completed her predoctoral internship at the Sarah A. Reed Children’s Center and a two-year postdoctoral fellowship in Brown University’s Clinical Psychology Training Program. She is a licensed psychologist and licensed school psychologist in the state of Colorado.
Dana Green, M.S., CCC-SLP
Dana Green obtained her Bachelor of Science in Communication Disorders and her Master of Science in Speech and Language Pathology from the University of Wyoming. Dana has four years experience assessing and providing services to school-age children and two years assessing and providing services to children ages birth to five years old. Currently, Dana is a speech and language therapist at Havern School. Dana has a Certificate of Clinical Competence in Speech-Language Pathology from the American Speech-Language and Hearing Association and a Colorado state license through the Colorado Department of Regulatory Agencies (DORA). She is also a licensed Professional Service Provider through the Colorado Department of Education.
Erik Newman, Ph.D., LP
Dr. Erik Newman is a clinical child psychologist with expertise in psychological and neuropsychological assessment. He obtained a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Texas at Austin. He then obtained a Master of Arts degree in General/Theoretical Psychology and a Doctor of Philosophy degree, both from Fairleigh Dickinson University. He completed his internship in child and adolescent assessment and intervention at the UCSD/VA Psychology Internship Program and went on to complete his postdoctoral training in Biological Psychiatry and Neuroscience through the UC San Diego Department of Psychiatry. Over the last 14 years, he has worked in outpatient, inpatient, and school settings developing expertise in conducting psychological and neuropsychological evaluations for children, adolescents, and adults with ADHD, Autism Spectrum Disorder, learning disabilities, mood disorders, anxiety disorders, psychosis, and attachment disorders. He also spent six of those years conducting research on brain-behavior relationships, including neuroanatomical correlates of anxiety and inhibitory functioning. He has published numerous scientific articles and book chapters on ADHD, mood disorders, neuropsychological assessment, and clinical interventions.
Courtney Tolinski, Ph.D., LP, NCSP
Dr. Courtney Tolinski is a clinical and educational psychologist and the Director of the Learning Evaluation Center. She received her Bachelor of Arts Degree in Psychology from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor and her Master of Arts in School and Community Psychology and Doctorate degree in Educational Psychology from Wayne State University in Detroit, MI. Courtney has been working with children and families as a clinical and school psychologist for the past ten years. She has worked with children, adolescents and young adults, ages two through 25, in a variety of settings, including schools, outpatient mental health clinics and psychiatric hospitals. She is a Nationally Certified School Psychologist and an active member of the National Association for School Psychologists as well as the Colorado Society of School Psychologists.