Today’s episode is about revisiting your rates. Theoretically, we should be raising our rates at least once a year, but many of us either forget or run into other hurdles in actually doing so. I’ll talk through how you might raise your rates whether you take insurance or run a private pay practice.
Dr. Esther Geva is here to talk through her work with assessing English language learners. She has worked for years in this arena and has literally co-written the book on culturally and linguistically diverse children. Esther shared a number of meaningful stories and case examples to really bring these principles to life.
For Summer Slam #2, we’re talking about revising your battery. How many of us have been giving the same measures year after year, with little thought to how they work for US or work for the CLIENT? Today, I’m challenging you to dig in and see if your battery is truly what you want it to be.
Preschool assessment is a relatively untouched topic here on the podcast, but that changes with today’s episode! Dr. Stephanie Meyer is here to chat with me about her extensive work in assessing children under five years old. We cover a wide range of topics, from her general approach to testing all the way to specific measures that she uses.
The Summer Slam series will have a few quick, to-the-point episodes with simple, actionable tips for you to put in place immediately. The strategies will mirror my own areas of focus from my last quarterly retreat. For Summer Slam #1, we’re talking about revisiting your schedule.
Dr. Ben Lovett is back and talking all about his book, Testing Accommodations for Students with Disabilities. He has a stellar command of the research in this field from having done it himself and reviewed so much of it while writing the book.
How many times have you entered the testing room, started the battery, and figured out that you left something crucial in another office (for me, it’s always my phone/stopwatch)? Or how many times have you sent out a report only to get an email back from the client asking why there’s another name on the report? Today’s episode is a commentary on mistakes and how to avoid them. It draws heavily on material from Atul Gawande’s book, The Checklist Manifesto.
How many times have you run into challenging or ambiguous ethical situations and looked around your office, wishing an attorney would appear to answer all of your questions? For me, it’s countless. Dr. Amanda Zelechoski doesn’t answer ALL the questions that have ever come up, but she came really close on today’s episode!
Today I’m addressing another frequent question from the Facebook group and my consulting clients: where can I find CEU credits on assessment-related topics?
Irritability in kids has been a personal and professional interest for nearly two decades. I went to grad school at a time when pediatric bipolar disorder was the “hot” diagnosis, only to find out several years later that the irritability so often seen as representative of bipolar in kids did not actually predict a bipolar diagnosis during adulthood. The advent of disruptive mood dysregulation disorder advanced our knowledge quite a bit, yet these irritable kids continue to fall in a gray area as far as diagnosis and treatment. Dr. Melissa Brotman is here with me chatting all about her work with pediatric mood concerns, with a focus on the irritability and angry outbursts that so many of us see.