Ms. Smith provides developmental and learning evaluations for students of all ages, as well as consultation to schools. Monta P. Smith received her B.S. degree in Special Education from the University of Alabama in 1976. She then completed her Master’s degree in Specific Learning Disabilities with a specialization in Reading instruction. She completed her graduate training at Georgia State University, where she earned an Educational Specialist degree (Ed.S.) in School Psychology. She is a Nationally Certified School Psychologist and a member of the National Association of School Psychologists, as well as the Florida Association of School Psychologists. She has been licensed in Florida as a School Psychologist since 1992.
Monta’s professional experience includes many settings. She has worked in a reading clinic, a Title I kindergarten program, a mental health center, a residential treatment center, and numerous public school systems in four different states. She has served in a direct instructional role, and as a consultant. For example, she worked in rural Georgia as a school psychologist responsible for special education documentation for four schools. The following year she worked as a learning consultant in a New Jersey elementary school.
In Florida, Monta was employed for 7 years as a school psychologist with the Pinellas County Schools. In 1992, she joined Family Psychology Associates where she provides psychoeducational assessment and school consultation services. Her comprehensive psychological evaluations are individualized for each client but they may include IQ testing, learning styles analysis, measures of attention, and social/emotional development. She has provided psychological evaluations for students desiring extended time for SAT, ACT, LSAT and MCAT exams. Her special interests include Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder, dyslexia, and developmental disorders such as Asperger’s Syndrome. Monta often provides consultation services to families regarding private, parochial and public school options within the community. School observations and IEP consultation are also an integral component of the services she offers. Many of her former clients return for periodic reevaluations and request vocational guidance and help with college selection.