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The Center for Assessment & Educational Services (CAES)

The Center for Assessment and Educational Services (CAES) is excited to announce summer educational programming to help parents navigate educational/school services and to provide children opportunities to practice important educational skills for the upcoming school year.
Our summer programming begins June 26, 2020 and includes a Lunchtime Education Talk Series and Individualized Learning Plans/Activity Sets.
Click HERE for more information.
COVID-19 Staying at Home: View our tips and resources for fun, educational, and meaningful activities to do with your kids HERE

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The Center for Assessment & Educational Services offers affordable and high-quality psychoeducational assessments and educational services for families and schools.

Children have a natural desire to learn and to do well in school. However, there are several factors that may get in the way of school achievement. It can be frustrating and stressful to children and their families when they are not achieving educational success. The lack of success can take a toll on the child's self-esteem and on the family dynamic. Additionally, class sizes and the demands on teachers have increased. These realities often do not allow the teacher the time and energy to focus on the child's individual needs in the classroom and obtain the right educational resources. As a result, the child's educational needs are not met.


Our comprehensive assessment and services can provide your family with information and solutions to meet your child's unique needs.

Do you find yourself asking these questions...​

  • Why does my child struggle in school and I feel helpless?

  • Why do I fight with my child to complete schoolwork and homework?

  • Why does my child act out in school and at home?

  • How does my child learn best?

  • What educational services and resources are available for my child?


If so, the Center for Assessment & Educational Services can help you!  


The CAES provides evidence-based information and recommendations to help school teams and families identify what factors might be impeding a child’s learning and what supports are needed in the classroom.




Comprehensive Assessment:

Our team of highly-trained professionals, including a licensed psychologist, doctoral-level educational specialist, and licensed clinical social worker, will work hand-in-hand with your family


Because every child is unique, our comprehensive assessment will highlight your child’s learning style, strengths, and weaknesses


You will gain an understanding of how your child’s learning profile impacts his or her educational performance and how you can support your child’s learning style


You will gain knowledge of evidence-based intervention approaches, educational services, and resources available to help your child in the home, school, and community


Areas of Expertise include:


  • Academic Supports

  • Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder

  • Autism Spectrum Disorder

  • Behavior Support for Students

  • Child Behavior Problems

  • College/Career School Accommodations

  • Developmental Delays

  • Differentiated Teaching Strategies

  • Educational Struggles

  • Education Community Resources

  • Effective Parent-School Communication

  • Giftedness

  • Independent Education Evaluations (IEE)

  • Individualized Education Programs (IEP) and 504 Accommodation Plans

  • Learning Problems (including Dyslexia)

  • Neurodevelopmental Disorders

  • Special Education


Educational Services include (but are not limited to):


  • Attending school meetings

  • College/career school accommodations consultations and meetings

  • Consultative services with parents

  • Direct consultation with schools on your child’s behalf

  • Document review

  • Education planning

  • Education and school choice

  • Homework and schoolwork supports and strategies

  • School/community observations

  • Training for Parents and School Staff

We offer assessments and services for children and young adults from early childhood through college/career education

Download our brochure here: 


Dr. Leslie Strasser Murdock has been involved in the educational field or over 20 years and specializes in education law, educational advocacy, and special education. Dr. Murdock owns ELM Educational Consulting LLC, serves as the Educational Liaison for the Clark County Department of Family Services, and is an adjunct professor at the University of Nevada Las Vegas Boyd School of Law. She serves on several organizations’ community boards and contracts with several organizations providing advice, counsel, and advocacy in the area of education.  Prior to opening up her education practice, she worked at the Legal Aid Center of Southern Nevada in the Special Education Department.  Dr. Murdock obtained a PhD in Educational Psychology and a JD in Law at the University of Nevada Las Vegas, a Masters of Arts in Learning Disabilities from Teachers College at Columbia University, and a BA in Sociology and Elementary Teaching Certification from the University of Colorado at Boulder.

About Our Team

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