February 14, 2018

Digital Assistants And Your Psychologist

Every morning, I shuffle into the kitchen to complete my morning routine; pour myself some cereal, put on the kettle to brew some tea, and mumble into the darkness, “Alexa, what’s new?” The Amazon Echo Dot on my kitchen counter...

You suspect that your child might have Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), or he/she has been recently diagnosed. You are plunged into a world you know nothing about and you have countless questions; What exactly is ASD? What causes it? Will my child outgrow it?

What is Aut...

Whether I diagnose a child with ADHD, a learning disability, or Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), one concern that every parent has is how to discuss a new diagnosis with their child. As I sit with the parents to discuss their child's diagnosis the conversation invariabl...


"Johnny" is 13 years old, and his parents bring him in to our practice for a psychological evaluation. His parents are concerned that he might have Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). They report he engages in repetitive behaviors (washing hands) and is...

As parents, we all want our child to have a quality education that provides more than simple memorization of rote facts or strategies for passing state-mandated tests. Ideally, school encourages critical thinking skills, teaches the ability to interact and get along wi...

Welcome to Part III in our series of articles on educating parents in the process of requesting Special Education. In Part I we discussed the initial steps a parent or caregiver should take if they suspect their child may require specialized educational services or acc...

This is Part II of our article on Special Education Services in the public school districts.

Part I discussed where parents should start if they suspect their children may require accommodations or special educational services from their schools. It also provided s...

The most challenging aspect of my job is explaining to parents that my goals, as their child's neuropsychologist, may not the same as the school's goals. My view is a holistic one, looking at all of the child's interactions with the world around them, whereas the schoo...

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In the profession of neuropsychology we are witness to the challenges and strengths of both our patients and their families. Families come to us to find answers

I was probably around 7 years old when my best friend told me something I didn't quite believe; he claimed that there was a wall in China that goes across the entire country. At the time I doubted this claim; surely I would have heard about this 'wall' b...

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