Kathryn Funke Ph.D, NCSP
Gifted, Learning, ADHD, Vocational Testing
Licensed School Psychologist (#SS324)
Phone:   352-377-7392
Cell:      352-316-0698
email:    kfunke@cox.net




ABOUT KATHRYN:

SINCE 1983, KATHY HAS BEEN IN PRACTICE AS A SCHOOL PSYCHOLOGIST.  FOR 13 YEARS, SHE WAS EMPLOYED THROUGH SHANDS TEACHING HOSPITAL IN A CLINICAL FACULTY POSITION EVALUATING INFANTS AND TODDLERS FOR DEVELOPMENTAL DELAY. IN 1984, SHE BEGAN TO DEVELOP A PART-TIME PRIVATE PRACTICE WHICH BECAME A FULL-TIME PRACTICE IN 1995.  
SHE HAS BEEN AN ADJUNCT FACULTY MEMBER OF ST LEO UNIVERSITY AND THE UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA, TEACHING BOTH UNDERGRADUATE AND GRADUATE LEVEL COURSES.  SHE CONDUCTS EVALUATIONS FOR SCHOOL AGED CHILDREN, POST-SECONDARY STUDENTS, AND ADULTS.  BECAUSE SHE HOLDS BOTH FLORIDA LICENSURE AND NATIONAL CERTIFICATION, HER TEST RESULTS HAVE BEEN ACCEPTED FOR ACADEMIC ACCOMMODATION THROUGHOUT FLORIDA, AS WELL AS OUT OF STATE.


THROUGH KATHY'S WORK, SHE ASSISTS FAMILIES IN SECURING APPROPRIATE SERVICES FOR THEIR CHILDREN AT THE ELEMENTARY, MIDDLE SCHOOL, HIGH SCHOOL, AND COLLEGE LEVEL. THIS HAS INCLUDED ELIGIBILITY FOR GIFTED SERVICES ELIGIBILITY FOR IEPs, AND THE DEVELOPMENT OF SECTION 504 PLANS. THE ASSESSMENTS ARE USED TO SUPPORT TEST ACCOMMODATIONS SUCH AS EXTRA TIME FOR TAKING TESTS, FOR THE F-CAT, SAT, ACT, AND GRE. SHE IS QUALIFIED AS AN EXPERT WITNESS AND HAS PROVIDED SECOND OPINIONS FOR FAMILIES IN DUE PROCESS HEARINGS. HER EVALUATION DATA HAVE BEEN USED TO SUPPORT SUPPLEMENTAL SECURITY CLAIMS, AND TO SUPPORT SERVICES THROUGH VOCATIONAL REHABILITATION AND DEVELOPMENTAL SERVICES. ADULTS, WHO MAY CONTINUE TO REQUIRE TEST ACCOMMODATIONS, HAVE USED
 TEST RESULTS TO AID IN JOB ADVANCEMENT.












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