Dr. Jason Baker and his staff conduct neuropsychological,
psychoeducational, and psychological evaluations; as well as qEEG
brain mapping and neurofeedback; of children, adolescents, and
adults. We also perform preschool/kindergarten readiness
evaluations, educational consultation, and athlete screenings. Please
visit the other pages on this website for further information, including
the services provided, as well as our training and credentials. See
"Contact Information" for information about the office location,
phone/fax numbers, and e-mail address.
Jason J. Baker, Ph.D.
1515 E. Missouri Ave., Suite 110
Phoenix, AZ 85014
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Dr. Baker's Parenting Tips of the Week:
Remember, children watch our every move and are very
observant. If you tell your child to handle conflict by
being calm and using their words, you need to also live
by this and avoid yelling, name calling, or other negative
conflict-resolution behaviors. Similarly, it is hard to
expect your child to be organized if you are chronically
disorganized. Modeling positive behaviors is just as
important as teaching them. Finally, if you want your
children to avoid multitasking when they drive someday
(e.g., talking on the phone), but you do this in front of
them, they are probably going to do the same thing when
they start driving. My (Jason Baker) children have
commented about my needing to focus when I have
talked on the phone while driving. Keep this in mind
when you are doing the same, as we are always modeling
behavior for future adults.
Be very specific with your child when giving requests. So
often, parents (and even teachers) use vague phrases that
children don't understand, such as saying "Settle down!",
need very concrete details about their behavior. Tell
him/her exactly what you mean in simple terms.
Don't forget to reinforce small improvements in your
child's behavior. So often, parents focus on punishing bad
behavior, but then forget to reward good behavior.
Watch closely for even tiny improvements in your child's
behavior and verbally praise him/her for it. If your child
makes small improvements in behavior and these aren't
noticed or commented on, you can expect he/she will
return to the previous behavior pattern. Sometimes, even
bad attention is rewarding to a child, so be sure to focus
your attention on the good things your child is doing.
Why Choose Us To Assess and/or Treat
The specializations of Dr. Baker and his staff allow for the
comprehensive examination of each child/adolescent from
neuropsychological and social/emotional perspectives, as well
as pertaining to academic functioning and practical
implications for the academic setting. We develop extensive
and carefully tailored recommendations pertaining to the
school so children/adolescents receive the accommodations
and special services (e.g., reading interventions) they need.
Aside from comprehensive testing, we conduct extensive
interviewing (2-2.5 hours) of parents, children, and
sometimes teachers. Our reports are lengthy (typically 16+
pages) and provide extensive information about the results
and appropriate accommodations and interventions, all of
which are explained in a comprehensive feedback session
that lasts approximately 1.5 to 2 hours.
Over 50% of our child referrals are from the parents of
children we previously evaluated. Also, parents often ask us
to evaluate other children in the family following the
evaluation of the first child (which we discount). We aim to
provide assessments of the highest quality, which has resulted
in the numerous referrals we receive. Although this
occasionally results in lengthier wait times to be seen for an
appointment, we are typically able to see newly referred
children within 2-3 weeks of making the appointment.
One major advantage to having us perform a
neuropsychological, psychoeducational, or psychological
evaluation is the ability to add a qEEG/brain mapping
assessment to the evaluation, as this provides valuable
information about the potential underlying factors
contributing to the child's issues.