Dr. Linda Daniel joins me today to talk through her best-practice strategies for assessing toddlers. We look through the lens of autism for most of the conversation, but these ideas are applicable to anyone who works with toddlers on a regular basis. We also touch frequently on training post-docs and interns to work with toddlers and parents. Here are just a few topics that come up:
- How to “read the room” when assessing toddlers
- Managing your emotions and your own fear when assessing infants and toddlers
- Strategies to get familiar with toddlers and increase your comfort with them
- How to engage toddlers during the assessment process
- How to work with toddlers who are melting down
Cool Things Mentioned
- Linda’s practice
- GAIN program for training on the ADOS-2 toddler module
- Linda’s email for any questions or discussion: firstname.lastname@example.org
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About Dr. Linda Daniel
Dr. Daniel is a licensed psychologist and pediatric neuropsychologist based in South Easton, Massachusetts. She has over 15 years of experience in the field, performing neuropsychological evaluations, autism diagnostic evaluations, multidisciplinary evaluations, school/program observations, and clinical consultations with her work experience ranging from inpatient/outpatient and schools to private practice settings. She works with children ages 14 months to 22 years. She often works collaboratively with a multitude of professionals involved in a child’s care/services, including developmental pediatricians, neurologists, speech & language pathologists, educators, advocates, and special education attorneys.
About Dr. Jeremy Sharp
I’m a licensed psychologist and Clinical Director at the Colorado Center for Assessment & Counseling, a private practice that I founded in 2009 and grew to include 12 licensed clinicians, three clinicians in training, and a full administrative staff. I earned my undergraduate degree in Experimental Psychology from the University of South Carolina before getting my Master’s and PhD in Counseling Psychology from Colorado State University. These days, I specialize in psychological and neuropsychological evaluation with kids and adolescents.
As the host of the Testing Psychologist Podcast, I provide private practice consulting for psychologists and other mental health professionals who want to start or grow psychological testing services in their practices. I live in Fort Collins, Colorado with my wife (also a therapist) and two young kids.
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