346. Differentiating ADHD & Autism, Part 1 w/ Dr. Caroline Buzanko

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How many kids have you seen over the last few years with rule-outs of both ADHD and autism spectrum disorder? If you’re anything like our practice…hundreds. These are the two most common referral questions in our practice, yet they’re also challenging to tease apart. Dr. Caroline Buzanko returns to the podcast for part 1 in a discussion of differentiating ADHD & ASD. In this first part, we discuss:

  • Why it’s important for clinicians to tease these apart
  • Neuroanatomical similarities and differences between the two
  • The overlap and differentiation of “Part A” ASD symptoms from ADHD symptoms

Cool Things Mentioned

  • Caroline’s previous episodes (one & two) on parental perceptions of the evaluation

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About Dr. Caroline Buzanko

Dr. Caroline Buzanko is a Psychologist. Mother. International Speaker. Yoda of anxiety. ADHD Superhero. And Changer of Lives. With over twenty years working with children, teens, and their families, her focus is on developing long-term success and maximizing their resilience. She also trains other mental health professionals and educators to optimize their effectiveness conducting psychological assessments and working with children and teens.

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Website: https://drcarolinebuzanko.com/
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Overpowering Emotions Podcast: https://podcasts.apple.com/ca/podcast/overpowering-emotions-podcast-helping-children-and/id1618828819

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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Comments 1

  1. I appreciate hearing about the clarity when teasing out the differences between ADHD and autism.

    If you spoke with the same understanding and empathy for autistic people that you do for ADHDers, I would feel comfortable with this podcast.

    If you listen back and switch the words autism and ADHD, perhaps you will hear it.

    I heard autistic people othered again

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