The Best Episodes of 2018

TTP #77: The Best Episodes of 2018

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Oh my gosh, y’all. 2018 was quite a year for the podcast and the Testing Psychologist Community! Thanks to each and every one of you for downloading, listening, providing feedback, and spreading the word about the podcast and the Facebook group. We have grown an incredible community in the name of improving our assessment services and helping our clients as …

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 …