Dr. Barbara Miller
Dr. Barbara Miller
Dr. Miller received her Bachelor of Arts degree from McGill University, Montreal, Canada, in 1968, after finding her passion in the field of psychology. She then earned her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from McGill in 1973. Her interest in learning disorders was kindled during her studies.
Upon graduating, she was selected as the school psychologist for Concord Public Schools. In addition, she became the school psychologist for the Concord-Carlisle Regional School District, covering both areas for six years. In 1987 she made her final transition to Concord Middle School. In 1998 she also was appointed as the Chairperson of the Concord Middle School Special Education Department. In 2003, her home state decided to honor her achievements by naming her as the Massachusetts School Psychologist of the Year. In 2007, Tufts University presented her with an Outstanding Supervisor and Mentor Award for her many years of commitment to training graduate students in school psychology.
In her capacity as school psychologist, Dr. Miller performed evaluations of students and helped design individual education programs or 504 Plans; provided consultation to parents and teachers to help them better understand different learning styles; and worked with students in individual or group counseling situations, particularly around social skills difficulties. As the department chairperson, she oversaw the development and operations of special education programs; supervised and evaluated special education teachers and guidance counselors; and stayed up to date with changes in special education law.
Dr. Miller has been very active in the Massachusetts School Psychologists Association, of which she is the immediate past president. She is also a member of the American Psychological Association and the National Association of School Psychologists. She is a licensed educational psychologist, a licensed school psychologist, and a nationally certified school psychologist. She is married and has two daughters.
Dr. Miller retired from Concord and public school service in June, 2007, but her passion for her work lives on. She is available to perform extensive psychological evaluations in order to provide a neuropsychological profile of the client and identify the processes that underlie such disabilities/disorders as Specific Learning Disability, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder and other attentional disorders, Non-Verbal Learning Disorder, Asperger’s Disorder, Cognitive Disorders, Executive Function Disorder, and Emotional Disorders. Her years of experience with a wide array of young people allow her to distinguish normal developmental issues from true disorders and to identify strengths as well as weaknesses.
In addition, Dr. Miller is available to participate at Team meetings at the school, collaborate and consult with other professionals, and provide support services (consultation and counseling) to parent and child.