Getting Feedback About My Own Kid

TTP #51: Getting Feedback About My Own Kid

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I get a little more real in this episode after having a less-than-positive experience at my kids’ teacher conferences recently. Being on the other side of a feedback session got me thinking about all the parents and families we sit with, and how difficult it is to hear that a child or family member is struggling. Cool Things Mentioned in …

TTP #50: Dr. Ellen Braaten – All About Processing Speed

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Dr. Ellen Braaten literally wrote the book on processing speed. Her latest book, Bright Kids Who Can’t Keep Up, talks all about processing speed – what it is, how it manifests in real life, and what to do to help kids with it. Today’s conversation was packed with good info. Here are a few things we touch on: What exactly …

TTP #49: Medical Necessity and Pre-Authorization for Testing Services

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Today I’m talking all about the elusive “medical necessity” guidelines and what it takes to get pre-authorization for testing services. Many insurance companies, when they ask for pre-authorization, are just looking for a concrete rationale to support the testing. The more details you can give, and the more clearly you can explain the link between a client’s symptoms, how testing …

TTP #46: Dr. Serena Enke – Specializing in Bariatric Evaluations

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I’ve known Serena for about 15 years now, and I was so excited to have her on the podcast to talk all about specializing in bariatric evaluations. When I caught up with Serena several months ago and learned that she was doing them in private practice, I knew she’d have a highly precise, research-informed system for doing these evals. Today, …

TTP #45: Dr. Brenna Tindall – Sex Offenders, Forensics, and Criminal Justice Evaluations

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Could you sit in the same room as someone accused of murder? Determine competency of a 10-year-old child? Take a thorough history of sexually explicit crimes? This is Dr. Brenna Tindall’s life. She’s here today talking all about assessment in the criminal justice system. Here are just a few things that we get into: Where to get referrals and how …

Rethinking ADHD Assessment

TTP #44: Dr. Ben Lovett – Rethinking ADHD Assessment

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Guess what? All those cognitive measures you’re administering during ADHD assessments aren’t really necessary. At least from the perspective of accommodations request reviewers like Dr. Ben Lovett. Dr. Lovett talks with us today about his role as a consultant for standardized testing companies and provides his thoughts on what actually defines ADHD from an assessment standpoint. I think you’ll find …

3 Ways You're Losing Money

TTP #43: 3 Ways You’re Losing Money (and What to Do About It!)

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Have you ever wondered why you’re making less money than you should be? Does this thought ever run through your mind: “I did six evals last month…where did all that money go?” Have you ever thought about closing your testing practice because it just wasn’t lucrative enough? We’ve all been there. I certainly have. The first time I actually looked …