Dr. Pat Van Slyke. photo credit: perren photography

Dr. Pat Van Slyke. photo credit: perren photography

Dr. Van Slyke has provided many school districts across the nation with assistance for special needs Pre-School through High School students.

First, she observes the student in the classroom and talks with the teachers and special educators who work with the student to gain understanding of the student’s strengths and weaknesses.

Secondly, she will assess the student in terms of speech, language and literacy skills and compile results with recommendations.

Next, she will meet with the educational team, including the parents, to share the assessment results, discuss an appropriate plan of action, and assist the school team in writing or revising an Individual Educational Plan (IEP) for the student. Documentation and written report is included in the follow up.



Landau-Kleffner Syndrome (LKS) is a rare speech and language disorder characterized by slow spike and wave EEG patterns and a history of speech and language regressions.  Students with (LKS) receive the above consulting services. In addition, Dr. Van Slyke presents an informational training session about LKS and the impact LKS has on the specific student. The last step is an open forum, allowing for discussion, questions and concerns regarding LKS. On-going family and school consultations are available. LEARN MORE...

Dr. Pat Van Slyke’s... attention to detail and ability to highlight growth has made a huge difference for our child!
— Parent S.K.



Dr. Van Slyke provides independent evaluations for schools, families, and private agencies. This usually is a full day observation of the student, a written report with goals, and parental / school meeting. Independent evaluations include the following:

  • Case history from parents and school personnel
  • Review of class schedule
  • Interview with the student
  • Classroom Observation of content areas and activities
  • Individual evaluation of speech, language and literacy 
  • Recommendations of strengths and weaknesses of learning
  • Strategies and resources as appropriate for each area
  • Final feedback meeting to write or revise  goals
  • Other components as needed or requested