How a Virtual Assistant Can Level Up Your Practice

TTP #31: Jaime Jay – How a Virtual Assistant Can Level-Up Your Testing Practice

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Jaime Jay is one the most knowledgeable, kind, optimistic, and genuinely joyous individuals I’ve ever met. He has founded more businesses than I can count, and he is a self-proclaimed “biggest hockey fan in the world.” A true renaissance individual. Today, Jaime talks with me about virtual assistants (hint: they’re not robots) and how they can be an asset in …

Furniture and Office Arrangement

TTP #30: Furniture and Office Arrangement for Testing

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Finding the right arrangement of office furniture for a testing practice can be hard. You either have to have a REALLY big office to accommodate the testing table and a sitting area, or be really good at managing small spaces. I talk about both in this episode, from considerations in looking for a testing space and designing your own office, …

My Preferred Autism Spectrum Battery

TTP #29: My Preferred Autism Spectrum Battery

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Today I’m talking all about my preferred battery for assessing autism spectrum disorders. I get a lot of questions in the Facebook group about specific batteries for different referral questions. Knowing of course that batteries will vary depending on the individual, here are the core components of my typical ASD evaluations: A good, solid clinical interview using the ADI-R or …

How to Manage Difficult Behavior During Testing

TTP #28: How to Manage Difficult Behavior During Testing

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It’s great to be back in podcasting world! After a 4-5 week break from podcasts, I’m happy to return and be talking about managing difficult behavior in the testing room. Working primarily with kids means sometimes running into defiance, anxiety, hyperactivity, or just silliness while testing. I learned a lot in grad school about administering and scoring tests with kids, …

How to Outsource in a Testing Practice

TTP #27: How to Outsource in a Testing Practice

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After FIVE YEARS of doing everything myself in private practice, I finally took the leap to start outsourcing some of the administrative tasks. Since then, the practice’s annual revenue has literally doubled. When we first start out in private practice, it’s really easy to take on everything because we don’t believe others could do the tasks as well, because we …

How to Conduct a Knockout Feedback Session

TTP #26: Dr. Karen Postal – How to Conduct a Knockout Feedback Session

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Dr. Karen Postal is a veritable rock star in the neuropsych world. In addition to an appointment at Harvard Medical School and serving as president of the AACN, she has developed a research program that directly informs her clinical practice from day to day. Today she talks with me all about her book, Feedback that Sticks…, the culmination of over 80 interviews …

When & How to Expand Your Testing Practice

TTP #25: When & How to Expand Your Testing Practice

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It was 2011, and I suddenly found myself with TEN TIMES the assessment referrals that I typically received in a month. I decided almost overnight that I needed to hire someone else, but I definitely made mistakes along the way. Today I’m talking all about how to grow your practice into a group testing practice with multiple clinicians. Growing as …

Culturally and Linguistically Responsive Assessment

TPP #23: Dr. Bryn Harris – Culturally and Linguistically Responsive Assessment

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Would you rather read the transcript? Click here. Warning: I ask a lot of dumb questions during this interview. Thankfully, Dr. Bryn Harris is not only incredibly knowledgeable about culturally and linguistically responsive assessment, she’s also really kind. Dr. Harris has specialized in bilingual assessment, clinically and academically, for many years. She shares her knowledge today on topics like: What is …

23 Transcript

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Hey everybody. I’m Dr. Jeremy Sharp. This is The Testing Psychologist podcast episode 23. Hey, everybody. Welcome to another episode of The Testing Psychologist podcast. I’m Dr. Jeremy Sharp, and I am here today with someone I am really excited to talk with. Dr. Bryn Harris is a professor at the University of Colorado Denver. We’re going to be talking …