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I’m so happy to welcome Dr. Celine Saulnier back to the podcast to talk with us about adaptive functioning. Adaptive functioning is a crucial component of most assessments, yet it can also fade into the background if we’re not being deliberate in synthesizing all of our data. We cover a lot of ground in this interview, from the history of adaptive functioning to current standards of care for assessing adaptive functioning. Here are a few other topics that we cover:
- Why high adaptive scores can be alarming
- When to conduct an interview vs. administer the questionnaire version
- How to reconcile discrepancies between IQ and adaptive functioning
Cool Things Mentioned
- Edgar Doll‘s Writings
- Lauren Kenworthy’s work on executive functioning and adaptive functioning
- Celine’s webinars on Pearson’s Vineland-3 web page
- Essentials of Adaptive Behavior Assessment of Neurodevelopmental Disorders
- Essentials of Autism Spectrum Disorders Evaluation and Assessment Book
- Peter Gerhart’s books
- Mark Tassé’s article
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About Dr. Celine Saulnier
Celine Saulnier is a licensed clinical psychologist that specializes in diagnostic evaluations of autism spectrum and related disorders across the lifespan. She spent the first 20 years of her career in academia conducting research on early detection of autism and adaptive behavior profiles at the Yale Child Study Center and Emory University School of Medicine. In 2018, she opened her own company, Neurodevelopmental Assessment & Consulting Services in Decatur, GA where she has a private practice and continues to consult on research projects. She has published numerous papers, written two books, and is an author on the Vineland Adaptive Behavior Scales, Third Edition.
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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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