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Dr. Ben Lovett is back and talking all about his book, Testing Accommodations for Students with Disabilities. He has a stellar command of the research in this field from having done it himself and reviewed so much of it while writing the book. Here are a few things that we talked about:
- When to have individuals take medication (or not) prior to testing
- The most research-supported accommodations for things like ADHD, learning disorders, and mood concerns
- Myths around testing accommodations (spoiler: processing speed doesn’t always equal extra time!)
- A “formula” for increasing the likelihood that your accommodation requests will be granted
Cool Things Mentioned in This Episode
- Testing Accommodations for Students With Disabilities: Research-Based Practice (affiliate link)
- Validity Testing in Child and Adolescent Assessment (Evidence-Based Practice in Neuropsychology) (affiliate link)
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About Dr. Ben Lovett
Dr. Ben Lovett is an associate professor of psychology at the State University of New York (SUNY) at Cortland, where his research focuses on the diagnosis of individuals with ADHD, learning disabilities, and related conditions, as well as the provision of testing accommodations to students with these disorders. He has published over 70 papers on these topics, as well as a full-length book, Testing Accommodations for Students with Disabilities: Research-Based Practice (APA Press). He has served as a consultant to numerous testing agencies and schools on disability and assessment issues, and he is a licensed psychologist in New York.
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 have grown to over 20 clinicians. 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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