Dear Clients, Friends and Web Site Visitors:
It is with deep sadness that I share the news Dr. Laurie Dietzelís death last January, 2015. Laurie was my professional partner and personal friend and we had been in practice together for ten and a half years, working with a deep professional commitment and personal bond to provide quality services to our clients. Laurie was exceptional in all that she did and tried to help every person who reached out to her. She was a devoted wife, mother, daughter, sister, friend and colleague.
While I closed our office practice, I continue to be available for educational consultation; however, I am not completing neuropsychological evaluations at this time. You can reach me by email at email@example.com and by phone at 202-213-7589.
Our associates, Dr. Karen Kent and Dr. Ana Daroowalla, are providing assessments. Dr. Kent is conducting neuropsychological and psychoeducational evaluations and can be contacted via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 410-570-8317. Dr. Daroowalla continues to offer psychoeducational evaluations, including testing for admission to independent schools. She is available by phone at 202-309-2085 and by email at email@example.com. Dr. Karen Kent, Dr. Ana Daroowalla and I are now each working from different office locations. You can read our bios at www.dietzelbutler.com. Laurie's obituary is also posted there.
I would like to thank our clients and professional colleagues for giving us the opportunity to partner with them and for their confidence in our work. It has been our privilege to work with you.
Jamie G. Butler, M.Ed., M.S. in Teaching
Dietzel Butler & Associates, LLC
Laurie's life was celebrated on January 30, 2015 at the First Baptist Church of Hyattsville. Her obituary follows:
Laurie Christine Dietzel, Ph.D. passed from this life on Jan. 15, 2015. Her life was full of learning, living and loving. Her immediate family of her spouse, Claude Allen, and daughter, Emma, continue life in Hyattsville, Md., and her extended family continue life in Essex Junction, Vt., and Brooklyn, N.Y. Her life began in Michigan, then to Essex Junction for childhood and undergraduate study, and on to Hyattsville, Md., for extended graduate study and residence. Her work and extended practice include the publication of "Late, Lost and Unprepared: A Parent's Guide to Helping Children with Executive Functioning," translated into other languages and that continues to give parents and teachers essential information, skills and support that enhance children's growth and learning mastery. Her gifted intellect found expression in mathematics, science, writing and language arts that balanced well with her deep sensitivity, wonderful intensity, quick wit, spontaneity, wellevolved executive functioning and clarity. She learned quickly and was accepting and helpful to others whose learning style and pace were unique to hers. Her greatest accomplishments were her relationships of thoughtfulness, caring, support, trust and love with her spouse, daughter, family, friends, colleagues and clients. She loved life, as short and full as it was. She is greatly missed. Her life, spirit and legacy live on forever. An educational fund for her daughter, Emma Allen, has been established in her memory. Contributions can be sent to Louise A. Dietzel, 37 Prospect St., Essex Junction, VT 05452, noting "Emma Allen 529 Plan." Please include your email. - See more at: http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/burlingtonfreepress/obituary.aspx?n=laurie-christine-dietzel&pid=174124964&eid=sp_shareobit#sthash.DPj4LNQY.dpuf
Montgomery County, MD, Parent/Guardian ADHD Support Group
meets the 1st Wednesday of each month, 7:30 to 9 PM, at
Davis Library, 6400 Democracy Boulevard, Rockville, MD.
For more information, visit the CHADD website.
Dietzel Butler & Associates, LLC