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In today’s installment of “how have we never talked about this topic on the podcast??”, I have Dr. Rebecca Wald with me to discuss evaluations with homeschooled children. As a homeschooling parent herself, Rebecca has a unique perspective on this testing niche and shares a ton of valuable information for those of us who work with kids. Here are a few topics that we discuss:
- The huge variety of approaches to homeschooling, and the problems that can result
- Outcomes for homeschooled kids
- Important interview questions when evaluating homeschooled kids
- Recommendations for homeschooled kids
Cool Things Mentioned
- The Testing Psychologist mastermind groups and business consulting
- Rebecca’s website: https://mindsinfocus.net
- American Red Cross Disaster Mental Health
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About Dr. Rebecca Wald
Rebecca Wald earned a Ph.D. in clinical psychology from the University of Iowa, writing her dissertation on the relationship between child disability and parents’ disciplinary choices. She spent the first part of her career doing clinical research in health psychology. In 2013, she started a private practice, Minds in Focus, which specializes in serving the assessment and intervention needs of homeschooling families and others outside the educational mainstream.
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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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