Rhonda Polakoff, PhD

After completing my undergraduate degree at Southern Methodist University in Dallas, I graduated with my PhD in Clinical Psychology at the University of Texas Southwest Medical Center in Dallas.

I really enjoy travel and the arts, but my most valued treasure is quality time with my family, friends, and pets.

I have over 25 years experience working with children and families performing psychological evaluations. Evaluations that include developmental assessments, testing for ADHD, Autism Spectrum Disorder, Behavioral Issues, Intellectual Abilities, Trauma, Learning Differences, and Mood disorders. The evaluations facilitate clarity in diagnosis and treatment planning. Results of these evaluations can assist mental health professionals, medical personnel, educators, and members of treatment teams to help a client progress and have a better quality of life.


PUBLICATIONS:

Polakoff, R., Morton, A., Koch, K., & Rios, C.M. (1998) The Psychosocial Impact of Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy. Seminars in Pediatric Neurology, (5(2), 1-8

Polakoff, R. (1996). The Visual Evoked Potential and Impaired Vigilance. Unpublished doctoral dissertation, University of Texas Southwest Medical Center at Dallas, Texas

Herman, J., Laijiani, K., Polakoff, R., Armitage, R., Roffwarg, H., & Hirshkowitz, M. (1992). Human Vigilance and the Visual Evoked Potential. Sleep Research, 21,24

Herman J., Steinberg, J., Roffwarg, H., Becker, P., Jameson, A., Brown, D., Davis, W., Fox, N., Polakoff, R., & Hirshkowitz, M. (1990) Vigilance and Sleepiness in the Hypersomnlolent Child. Sleep Research, 19,119



Dr. Polakoff specializes in ages 5-50.

  • Virtual Appointments available

  • Insurance

    • United Healthcare (in process)

  • Private Pay Comprehensive Psychological Evaluation

(incl: ADHD, Autism Spectrum Disorder, Behavioral Issues, Intellectual Abilities, Trauma, Learning Differences, and Mood disorders)

    • $1,500.00

  • Private Pay ADOS

(The preferred diagnostic tool to assess Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). Assessing key indicators including repetitive behaviors, communication, social interactions, and restrictive behaviors)

      • $3,000.00

Please contact the office to inquire about scheduling an evaluation with Dr. Polakoff.