SPEDCO delivers support to Charter Schools by providing professionals for school Psychological Testing and Consultation, Speech Language Professionals and Occupational Therapists. SPEDCO also provides testing materials to give the school a wide arrangement of testing options to meet the students needs.
SPEDCO School Psychologists
Lisa Morris, School Psychologist
Lisa worked for 6 years at the Utah Schools for the Deaf and the Blind, where she gained extensive experience working with children of varying abilities and disabilities. She is proficient in administering and interpreting cognitive, academic, adaptive, and social/emotional assessments. Lisa was awarded the 2009 School Psychologist of the Year award by the Utah Association of School Psychologists (UASP). She has been a member of UASP and served on their board as a Trustee for 2 years. Lisa is currently contracted by the Utah State Office of Education working in Compliance and Monitoring. Lisa has a B.S. in Family Science and Educational Specialist Degree in School Psychology from BYU.
Julie Bowen, Licensed Psychologist
Julie has worked in the field of education and school psychology for over 30 years. She is currently a school psychologist, licensed psychologist, and adjunct faculty member at the University of Utah. She is also currently contracted with the State of Utah, Division of Services for People with Disabilities as a licensed psychologist. As a school psychologist, she has worked in a variety of school settings to provide psychological services, assessment, and behavioral interventions. She has worked with students at both the elementary and secondary level, as well as at schools with self-contained programs for students with mild to severe disabilities. She has provided supervision of graduate students in school psychology and taught graduate courses in assessment in the Department of Educational Psychology at the University of Utah. She has expertise in assessment of children and adults with developmental disorders, learning disorders, autism spectrum disorders, and intellectual disabilities. Julie earned her B.S. in Elementary Education, Master of Science and Ph.D. in Educational Psychology from the University of Utah.
Dr. Quintina Adolpho, School Psychologist
Quintina has worked as a licensed school psychologist for 15 years, in Hawaii and Utah. She specializes in anxiety, psycho-educational assessments, FUBA’s, career counseling and anger management. Quintina is also very interested and has received extensive training in the following areas: Autism, ADHD, and Executive Functioning. She has worked with students at the elementary, junior and high school level, as well as with students attending in-patient facilities. Quintina will be graduating August 2015 with a Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology from BYU. For the past six years, she has also worked with university students offering them psychological services. Quintina earned her B.S. in Human Development and Master of Science in Counseling School Psychology.
Dr. Karen Tyler Kowalski, School Psychologist
Dr. Kowalski is licensed under the Utah State Office of Education in elementary teaching, special education, school psychology, school counseling, and administration and supervision, with an early childhood endorsement. She is also a part time employee with the Utah State Office of Education, Special Education Services. She provides occasional consultation, support, and is a member of the State Special Education monitoring team. Her professional interests include early literacy, behavior, assessment, education reform, professional development, equity, and social justice.
Dr. Kowalski ‘s educational history includes a Doctorate of Education from the University of Utah in Education Leadership and Policy, an MS from the University of Utah in Educational Psychology, emphasis in School Counseling and a Specialist degree in Psychology from Brigham Young University.
Dr. Nichole Löser Nielsen, Licensed Psychologist
Nichole is a licensed clinical psychologist with a broad range of experience testing students of all ages in private, public, and charter school settings, residential therapeutic programs, and therapeutic wilderness settings. She has been working in the field of psychology since 2005 and received her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from Brigham Young University in 2012. Nichole specializes in testing, assessment, and diagnostics, and has worked with many different assessment populations in addition to school psychological testing, including neuropsychology, forensic, criminal, federal disability, concussion/TBI, geriatric, and the severely mentally ill. She has worked as a licensed psychologist in Wisconsin, Colorado, and Utah, and has specialty experience in autism and executive functioning (ADHD) evaluations. She enjoys bringing her knowledge and experience into all special education evaluations and psychological services in order to help students receive the best possible information and assistance each school can provide.
Nicole Stewart, School Psychologist
Nicole has worked in Special Education since 1999 as a para-professional, teacher of a self-contained Special Education classroom, behavior specialist, school psychologist, alternative high school principal, and special education director in Park City School District. She has vast experience with all disability categories, services for English Language Learners, as well as RtI procedures and appropriate referral, evaluation, and identification procedures for students with disabilities. Additionally, she is passionate about serving students with emotional and behavior disorders that make their participation in general education challenging. She has worked with students from age 3-21. She obtained her Ph.D. in Educational Psychology from the University of Utah in 2010 and is pursuing her license in clinical psychology.
Kristina Talber, School Psychologist
Kristina Talbert is a clinical psychologist whose primary focus is psychological and neuropsychological assessment. She has worked with a diverse set of populations including children, adolescents, and adults experiencing problems related to autism spectrum disorders, neurodevelopmental disorders, such as in-utero exposure to alcohol or drugs, intellectual disability, traumatic brain injury, attention deficit and hyperactivity disorder, post traumatic stress disorder, attachment disorders, depression, anxiety and anxiety-related disorders, and personality disorders. Kristina’s education and professional development have taken her on a journey from the University of Texas at Austin to the Clinical Psychology Doctoral program at Indiana University of Pennsylvania before landing in Salt Lake City. An avid hiker, she quickly fell in the love with the city’s mountain setting.
Dr. Ingrid Boveda, Psychology Resident
Dr. Boveda grew up in Miami, Florida, and moved to Utah for graduate school. Her educational background includes a Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology from the University of Utah, as well as a Master’s degree in Professional Counseling. Ingrid’s has experience working with substance abuse, psychological and neuropsychological evaluations, psychoeducational assessments, as well as in therapy with individuals across the lifespan and with a variety of presenting concerns. She has experience providing evaluations and therapy with the severely and persistently mentally ill (SPMI), and currently completes psychological and neuropsychological testing through the Division of Services to People with Disabilities, Division of Child and Family Services, and Juvenile Justice Services. She speaks Spanish and can provide the full array of testing services in English and Spanish. Ingrid pays particular attention to the role of culture and the effect of an child’s experiences on his academic and cognitive functioning.
School Psychologist Services
- Testing and Scoring
- Consult about student needs
- Written Report and Recommendations
- Behavior Analysis
Stormy Hill / Busy Bee Therapy Services, PLLC
Dr. Stormy Hill, M.D., OTR/L, has been working in pediatrics for over 8 years. She was pre-med and got her BA in French from Duke University, her medical doctorate from Michigan State University College of Human Medicine, and her MS in Occupational Therapy from University of Southern California with an emphasis in pediatrics and sensory integration. She is the founder of Busy Bee Therapy Services, PLLC.
Busy Bee Therapy Services, PLLC, offers comprehensive occupational therapy services in the school-based setting. We service Salt Lake and Utah Valley and surrounding areas in private, public, and charter school setting. We offer both direct and indirect services depending on your school’s service delivery model and the needs of the child. We will staff your school with top notch therapists that are licensed and insured in the state of Utah. We thoroughly screen, interview, and supervise our therapists. Our staff is passionate, experienced, trustworthy, and committed to helping each child succeed!
In addition, Busy Bee Therapy Services is available to provide staff trainings and parent/caregiver information sessions on topics such as the Benefits of Occupational Therapy, Pre-writing skills, Occupational Therapy and Autism, Sensory Processing in the home and school, and other topics.
Busy Bee Therapy Services fulfills the requirements necessary to remain compliant with applicable rules and regulations described by the Utah State Board of Education in conjunction with the Federal Individual with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA).
Please visit our website for more information at www.busybeetherapy.org
Occupational Therapist Services
- Occupational Therapy
- Direct Therapy
- Training and Supervision of a Paraprofessional
- Report Writing
- Individual Education Plan goal development and Present Levels
- Testing and Scoring
- Consult with General Education Teachers and Special Education Teachers
- Recommendations for Supplies and Materials