RELATIONSHIPS ARE THE KEY!
We want our clients to receive the most effective and appropriate services they need. Since each of our clients is unique, no one solution is right for everyone. At times, clients have several contributing factors that are affecting them. We understand that sometimes our services are just one piece of the answer. Therefore, we often realize that taking a team approach is helpful in best serving our clients. In order to fulfill that need, Mind Quest has joined forces with a group of professionals who are experts in their respective fields of Auditory Processing, Visual Processing, and Cognitive Therapy. Here is a brief introduction of my colleagues and links to their businesses:
ELISE NORTH UHRING, AuD
UHRING'S HEARING & BALANCE
What often looks like ADHD may be a treatable Auditory Processing Disorder (APD). An APD prevents the student from learning efficiently and may negatively impact reading. Diagnosing and treating auditory processing disorders is one of Dr. Uhring's specialties. State-of-the-art treatments may involve cognitive training, but not medications. Patients can expect to enjoy enhanced academic success and heightened communiation skills. Dr. Uhring has presented at hearing health conferences and has been published in audiology journals in the area of Auditory Processing Disorders. Dr Uhring sees patients at her offices in State College.
TRACY CARPENTER SEPICH, OD, MS
CHRISTINE ZLUPKO, OD
RESTORE EYE CARE
Eighty percent of learning is through vision. Dr Tracy Sepich and Dr. Christine Zlupko, of Restore Eye Care, perform comprehensive eye exams, and as needed, binocular vision evaluations, and visual perceptual assessments. Children with poor reading skills or learning disabilities frequently have a vision compenent. Restore Eye Care can help with in-office vision therapy, glasses, or other recommendations. They also treat older patients, of any age, some who suffer from stroke, traumatic brain injury, or postconcussional syndrome. Dr. Sepich and Zlupko both graduated from Pennsyvania College of Optometry at Salus University and are active in the Pennsylvania Optometric Association. Dr. Sepich is a Diplomate of the American Board of Optometry and Dr. Zlupko is perusing her Fellowship with the College of Optometrist in Vision Development. Restore Eye Care also provides services to HealthSouth Nittany Valley Rehabilitation Hospital and various local retirement communities.
Suzanne M Wolfe, BS Ed
Suzanne received her BS Ed from Penn State in 1992, and has provided academic support services, licensed and certified cognitive therapies, and innovative cognitive training programs as director of Harmonic Progressions. She has provided specialized support services to Penn State students and school districts throughout the State of PA for over 20 years. She specializes in working with college students who have challenges with executive functioning because of ADHD and Asperger’s, and cognitive deficits from brain injury. Her students have ranged in age from 4 through 90. Individualized therapies have included music and animals. Suzanne has presented papers at international conferences, provided home-school support, and has tutored children in the US and Hong Kong. She has three grown children who live with their families in Indiana, Maine, and Pittsburgh.
Lynn Lazarus Serper, EdD
Brain Enhancement Services, Inc.
Dr. Serper is nationally and internationally recognized for her groundbreaking work on learning programs for brain health and vitality. She founded and developed The Serper Method™, and is the Founder and President of Brain Enhancement Services, Inc. Dr. Serper received her doctoral degree in Cognitive Education at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. Dr. Serper was a member of the international faculty at the 2005 Boston Alzheimer’s Symposium on Wellness for People with Dementia, and has spoken internationally on the subjects of cognitive education and memory disorders. Research projects using The Serper Method™ have been conducted under Dr. Serper's guidance in Chicago, IL, Richmond, IN, and in Nashville, TN. Dr. Serper is the author of the book Brainstorming: the Serper Method™ of Brain Recovery, Regrowth and Vitality, five Serper Method™ workbooks, and two Serper Booster™ supplemental workbooks. She has three grown children.