Dr. Araujo has had extensive training and experience in the assessment and treatment of autism spectrum disorders and other neurodevelopmental disorders. She has a PhD in School Psychology from UC Berkeley, and has been an attending psychologist at University of Washington Autism Center, Mary Bridge Children's Hospital and Seattle Children's Hospital. She has specialized experience assessing children with a range of neurodevelopmental disorders, such as Fetal Alcohol Syndrome (FAS), learning disabilities as well as neuropsychological sequela from brain injury and chronic diseases. Dr. Araujo maintains a clinical faculty appointment through the Psychiatry Department at the University of Washington.
Assessment of intellectual ability, academic skills and neurocognitive skills to support specific educational and treatment recommendations.
Consultation can include an initial interview, review of previous testing, school observation to provide specific recommendations for educational placement, school services, treatment or further evaluation.
Therapy approaches are adapted for the individual and are drawn from evidence -based strategies. Approaches include Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy and Acceptance-Committment Therapy.
Group therapy is a special format in which individuals can observe and practice social communication skills among age-level peers. Dr. Araujo has extensive experience in implementing evidence -based curriculums as well as process-oriented groups. Fun and engaging activities are integrated into all group services.
The high school years are a critical time for post secondary planning for individuals with learning disabilites or autism spectrum disorders. Brief or more comprehensive assessment can be needed for educational planning, as well as identifying and securing accommodations in work or college settings.