TTP #76: Dr. Joel Nigg – The Latest Research on ADHD

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Ever wondered if diet really plays a role in ADHD? What about screen time? Is medication still the best treatment? Dr. Joel Nigg sits down with me today to talk about all of these things and many more. His most recent book presents the state of the literature on all things ADHD, from genes, to brain structure, to sleep, to …

TTP #73: Dr. Celine Saulnier – Research-Informed Autism Assessment

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Dr. Celine Saulnier has been involved with cutting-edge autism research for over 20 years, with some of the biggest names in the field. She has now transitioned to private practice and consults with groups all over the country about autism and assessment. I should also mention that she’s a co-author for the Vineland! Here are just a few things we …

TTP #71: Dr. Steve Feifer – Learning Disorders Are Not Created Equal

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Dr. Steve Feifer has done it all over the course of his career: clinical work, test development, training, presentations…you name it, he’s done it. We spent some time today talking about all of these roles and much more. Steve and I dive into so many things, like… How a regular psychologist becomes a test developer What are the differences in …

TTP #70: Dr. Jenni Pacheco – RDoC: Research to Guide Diagnosis

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How do we arrive at a certain diagnosis? What are the underlying molecular, neurological, and behavioral components of a given disorder? Well, Dr. Jenni Pacheco and her RDoC team at the NIH are working hard to answer these questions. Join us today as she talks all about RDoC and their highly nuanced, research-driven model of psychological functioning! Cool Things Mentioned …

TTP #69: Dr. Joel Schwartz – Neurodiversity in Assessment

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We all have different brains – this is a fact. Dr. Joel Schwartz talks with us today about why that’s important in assessment. He discusses the ins and outs of neurodiversity – what it is, how it comes up in testing, and why it matters so much to him personally. Little changes in language, a willingness to spend more time …

TTP #67: Dr. Ed Martinelli – Testing In and Out of the University System

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Ever wanted to provide evals for university students? Dr. Ed Martinelli has worked in both the university setting and in a private practice providing evals for university students for nearly 10 years. Today, he’s talking with us about both sides of the coin. Some topics we cover include: Differences between K-12 evals and university/college evals Functional impairment vs. medical diagnoses …