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“When you advocate for your kid, you want to advocate for everyone else.”
Dr. Theresa Regan translated her personal experience with an autistic child into a passion for helping autistic adults in her neuropsych practice. She’s here today to talk with me about her approach to identifying and assessing adult autism. We cover a lot of theoretical and practical ground in this conversation! Here are a few things that we dive into:
- Reasons that all clinicians should consider autism as a differential diagnosis
- Ways to screen for autism in our interviews with adults
- Theresa’s preferred testing battery for adult autism
- The pros and cons of self-identification as an autistic adult
Cool Things Mentioned
- Independent Livings Scale
- Vineland Adaptive Behavior Scale
- Social Responsiveness Scale – Second Edition
- Sensory Processing Measure – Second Edition
- Understanding Autism in Adults and Aging Adults
- Understanding Autistic Behaviors
- Zur Institute CEU course
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About Dr. Theresa Regan
Dr. Regan has been practicing as an adult neuropsychologist for over 20 years in a large medical center in Illinois. She is the mother of a teen on the autism spectrum, certified autism specialist through the IBCCES, and founder/director of an autism diagnostic clinic for adolescents, adults, and geriatrics. She has published two books on autism in the adult, hosts a podcast, and offers training materials and consultation services through her website.
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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