Mandi V. Croft, Ed.D.


Mandi Croft-Petoskey, Ed.D., NCSP earned a doctoral degree in School Psychology with an emphasis in Neuropsychology from The Chicago School of Professional Psychology, where she also obtained her Education Specialist degree. With over seven years of experience working as a school psychologist in the northern suburbs of Chicago, Dr. Croft has conducted over 200 Neuropsychological evaluations, developed and implemented academic and behavioral interventions, made placement determinations, given psychiatric and medical referrals, and provided consulting services with parents, teachers, and school personnel. Additionally, she has worked extensively with individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder, low-incidence disabilities, learning disabilities, Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorders, anxiety, depression, and survivors of sexual assault.

Dr. Croft specializes in working with individuals with Autism and helping create and achieve individualized post-secondary goals. At Alexander J. Paret and Associates, she is spearheading initiatives with both private individuals and multiple school districts to identify Special Education needs and eligibility, as well as assist those living with Autism better assimilate academically and beyond. She also offers private counseling sessions for both adolescents and adults and has provided vast training to peers and educators on the neurodevelopmental underpinnings of autism throughout Chicagoland.

A native of Chicago, Dr. Croft is a nationally certified and licensed School Psychologist and the 2015 recipient of the Illinois State Board of Education’s ‘Those Who Excel Award.’ Additionally, she is an active member of the National Association of School Psychologists and the Illinois Psychological Association. Passionate about raising awareness and helping others, she conducts professional development sessions about neuropsychological issues and improving the quality of life for all children.