The Luke Waites Center for Dyslexia and Learning Disorders at Scottish Rite for Children is dedicated to serving children through innovative evaluation, treatment and education, as well as extensive outreach, educator and physician training programs and research. The center provides diagnostic evaluations and recommendations for management for children with learning disorders, as well as specialized treatment for those with dyslexia. The center trains educators and therapists through a dyslexia therapist training program for certified Texas public school teachers, as well as teacher training in effective reading instruction and school-based identification of dyslexia. Additionally, the center helps thousands of children by offering support services and training for parents and educators.
The Psychologist conducts a parent/child diagnostic interview to formulate a diagnosis and collaborates with the interdisciplinary team of the Center for Dyslexia to develop child specific care plans. Excellent interviewing skills and knowledge of community resources needed.
Education / Experience Requirements:
Master’s degree required, doctorate degree in a mental health discipline is preferred
Must have experience with outpatient child and adolescent mental health diagnosis using the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, fifth Edition
Knowledge of public school services, processes and systems as an asset
Excellent interviewing skills and knowledge of community resources needed.
Practical knowledge of language and learning disorders
Must possess strong communication skills including group presentations
Scottish Rite for Children is one of the nation's leading pediatric centers for the treatment of orthopedic conditions and sports injuries, as well as certain related arthritic and neurological disorders and learning disorders, such as dyslexia. The Psychology Department assists children and their families with congenital and acquired health-related orthopedic conditions, neurology, rheumatology and related disorders.