Mission Statement

Answers About Competency and Answers About Brain Injury strive to:
  • foster practice based in the latest science for psychologists working on brain injury cases or competency and capacity assessment;
  • foster practice based in the latest science for lawyers working on brain injury, disability, or competency cases;
  • advocate for protecting the rights and interests of people who are vulnerable because of a brain-based disability;
  • promote better communication between psychologists and lawyers working together in these areas of the law.

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Our Educators & Partners     Dr. V. Stone      Dr. V. Stone      Dr J Lafosse       T. Weegmann

  • Dr. Valerie Stone (BA, Harvard, 1985; PhD Stanford, 1990) is passionate about getting the latest science into the hands of professionals who can use it to help people with brain-based disabilities. She is recognized internationally as an expert on social and cognitive deficits in people with brain injuries, dementia, autism, or Asperger syndrome. She has published many scientific articles on how to assess social skill and social vulnerability in such groups, has been on the editorial board of two scientific journals devoted to neuroscience, is on the Advisory Board of the Guardianship Alliance of Colorado, and is currently researching measurement of social competency with colleagues at the University of Queensland and Princess Alexandra Hospital.
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  • Dr. Stephen Greenspan (BA, Johns Hopkins, 1965; PhD U of Rochester, 1976) is a national expert on the protection of those with developmental disabilities. He has published numerous scientific articles and books on assessing adaptive behavior in people with developmental disabilities, on protecting those who are vulnerable, and on why people fall prey to financial scams. Dr. Greenspan serves as an expert witness in many trials and hearings protecting the rights of individuals with developmental disabilities on death row, after Atkins v. Virginia, 2002. His work has been featured in the Wall Street Journal, 60 Minutes, and Science Friday on NPR.
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  • Dr. Jose Lafosse, ABPP (PhD USC 1994) is our preferred neuropsychologist to refer to for assessments, embodying the ideal of the "scientist-practitioner" in neuropsychology. He is an expert in cortical and subcortical dementia, white matter dementia, sports-related brain injury, and is one of the few neuropsychologists in the Denver Metro area who can do Spanish-language assessments.
  • Tracy Weegmann, Certified ADD Coach, is committed to educating and helping others with brain-based disabilities increase performance and productivity. She has had great success working with clients both domestically and internationally over 10 years. Over 20 doctors refer their patients to her and see specific improvements in those patients. Ms. Weegmann works with us on education and training for corporations working to accommodate employees with brain-based disabilities.

Diversity and ADA Policies

Diversity Policy

Answers About Competency and Answers About Brain Injury support equal opportunities for and fair treatment of all individuals, regardless of age, gender, ethnicity, sexual orientation, or disability status. We aim to provide a supportive educational environment and to address students’ questions about diversity issues in our curriculum.

Americans with Disabilities Act

Our continuing education courses are offered only in facilities that are physically accessible according to the Americans with Disabilities Act. If you are a student with a disability and you require something in particular, please email us (ADAneeds@assesscompetency.com) and we will work with you to make appropriate accommodations for your situation.

Payment Policies

Organizations contracting for a workshop

A 40% deposit is due 3 weeks before the workshop date. (See notes below about payment by check.) The remaining 60% of the payment is due by the workshop date. In the unlikely event that Answers About Competency or Answers About Brain Injury must cancel the workshop because of illness or unforeseen circumstances, the deposit is fully refundable. Failure to pay the deposit or the remainder by the due dates means that Answers About Competency or Answers About Brain Injury may cancel the workshop.
Methods of payment accepted: Secure credit card transaction, either through PayPal or over the phone; electronic funds transfer via PayPal; or check received 5 business days before the due date.
Answers About Competency and Answers About Brain Injury do not accept purchase orders.

Individuals paying for a workshop

Early registration: Payment in full is due 14 days before the deadline (the workshop date).
Late registration: Payment in full is due 5 business days before the workshop date. (See notes below about earlier payment if paying by check). You are not registered for the workshop until Answers About Competency or Answers About Brain Injury receives payment.
If you must cancel your participation, you will receive a full refund if you cancel 3 or more days before the workshop date. If you cancel 2 days or less before the workshop, 60% of your workshop fee is refundable. No-shows without notification do not receive a refund. Minimum number of participants is usually 10. In the unlikely event that we do not reach this number by 14 days before the workshop date, the workshop will be cancelled and everyone will receive a full refund.
Methods of payment accepted: Secure credit card transaction, either through PayPal or over the phone; electronic funds transfer via PayPal; check received 5 business days before the due date.

Lawyers paying for consulting

We will invoice your firm. Payment is due within one and a half months (30 business days) of receipt of the invoice. Late fees may accrue after that point in time.

Methods of payment accepted: Secure credit card transaction, either through PayPal or over the phone; electronic funds transfer via PayPal; or check received 5 business days before the due date.
Answers About Competency and Answers About Brain Injury do not accept purchase orders.

Answers About Competency and Answers About Brain Injury are both registered trade names of SIQ Consulting & Research, LLC, a registered corporation in the State of Colorado since 2006, directed by Dr. Valerie Stone.