Psychology and Occupational Therapy Services

School Psychology

Alex Bowman
Coordinating Psychologist
(707) 601-8038

Our HCOE School Psychologists provide the following services:

  • Complete psychological assessments for students - initial and 3 year evaluations;
  • Diagnostic evaluations for students with autism, learning disabilities and mental health concerns;
  • Guidance and coordination of district special education programs;
  • Direction in navigating the special education legal requirements to school administrators, special educators and general education teachers;
  • Training for staff in Crisis Prevention Intervention (CPI);
  • Counseling and support to follow tragic school events or trauma.

Occupational Therapy Services

Debra Burstiner
Occupational Therapy Coordinator
(707) 407-8550

Occupational Therapy is a related service that can help a student with an IEP improve educationally related fine and gross motor skills, self-care skills, visual perceptual/visual motor skills and sensory regulation.  HCOE Occupational Therapists (OTs) are available for contracting for individual students or for a block of time depending on district needs.  OTs can perform assessments and provide direct and consultative services when the IEP team determines it is a required service for the student to access their special education program.

If you have any questions, please contact Debra Burstiner, Occupational Therapy Coordinator at or 707-407-8550.