TTP #98: Zhanna Shekhtmeyster – Advocacy in the School Setting

Dr. Jeremy Sharp Podcast 4 Comments

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For those of us who work with kids, coordinating with schools is a must. Zhanna Shekhtmeyster is an expert on school intervention, 504 plans, and special education support. She is here today talking with me about a wide variety of topics related to school-based intervention and how we, as private practitioners, can integrate with a child’s school. Here are just a few things we cover:

  • The different tiers of intervention in RTI/MTSS
  • How to navigate a 504 vs. an IEP
  • Accommodations students can receive without a formal “plan”
  • How to advocate for kids and help parents do the same 

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About Zhanna Shekhtmeyster

My name is Zhanna Shekhtmeyster and I am a school psychologist in Santa Monica, California. I received my Masters of Education Degree in Counseling, Clinical, & School Psychology from the University of California, Santa Barbara in 2010. I am a Licensed Educational Psychologist, Nationally Certified School Psychologist, and carry a Pupil Personnel Services Credential in School Psychology. I have been a practicing school psychologist in a middle school setting for the last 8 years. My main areas of focus include psycho-educational evaluations, delivery of psychological services, and behavior support. I collaborate with many community mental health service providers and I am also the creator of the Behavior Observation Made Easy app. My goal in creating the app was to simplify the data collection process, improve data analysis efficiency, and to save time for myself and my colleagues.

About Dr. Jeremy Sharp

I’m a licensed psychologist and Clinical Director at the Colorado Center for Assessment & Counseling, a private practice that I founded in 2009 and grew to include nine licensed clinicians, three clinicians in training, and a full administrative staff. I earned my undergraduate degree in Experimental Psychology from the University of South Carolina before getting my Master’s and PhD in Counseling Psychology from Colorado State University. These days, I specialize in psychological and neuropsychological evaluation with kids and adolescents.

As the host of the Testing Psychologist Podcast, I provide private practice consulting for psychologists and other mental health professionals who want to start or grow psychological testing services in their practices. I live in Fort Collins, Colorado with my wife (also a therapist) and two young kids.

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Comments 4

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      Great, Dana – you can subscribe in whatever podcast app you use (Apple podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, etc.). There should be a big button that says “subscribe” in the app. I’ll also add you to the Testing Psychologist email list so that you’ll get notifications of new episodes. Thanks for listening!

  1. Hello there,

    I know that Zhanna Shekhtmeyster mentioned she would give a code to download her app. Where can we find this at?

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      Hi Kayla – sorry for the mix up here. I think Zhanna meant that she would give me a personal download code, not necessarily that all podcast listeners would get the app for free. Sorry about that!

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