TTP #73: Dr. Celine Saulnier – Research-Informed Autism Assessment

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Dr. Celine Saulnier has been involved with cutting-edge autism research for over 20 years, with some of the biggest names in the field. She has now transitioned to private practice and consults with groups all over the country about autism and assessment. I should also mention that she’s a co-author for the Vineland! Here are just a few things we talk about today…

  • Early identification of autism during infancy
  • The role of genetics in autism diagnosis
  • Gender differences in autism
  • Celine’s ideal battery for autism assessment

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About Dr. Celine Saulnier

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Celine Saulnier, Ph.D., obtained her doctorate in Clinical Psychology from the University of Connecticut, after which she completed a postdoctoral fellowship and then joined the faculty at the Yale Child Study. At Yale, Dr. Saulnier conducted over one thousand diagnostic evaluations for both clinical and research purposes and studied adaptive behavior profiles in individuals with ASD. In 2011, she relocated to the Marcus Autism Center & Emory University School of Medicine to help develop and direct a large-scale clinical research program. In June 2018, she left Marcus to open her own diagnostic clinic and consulting company, Neurodevelopmental Assessment & Consulting Services, and she remains an Adjunct Associate Professor at Emory. Dr. Saulnier has written two books, Essentials of Autism Spectrum Disorders Evaluation and Assessment and Essentials of Adaptive Behavior Assessment of Neurodevelopmental Disorders, and is co-author of the Vineland Adaptive Behavior Scales, Third Edition.

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 grew to include nine licensed clinicians, three clinicians in training, and a full administrative staff. 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 2

  1. Dear Jeremy, can you have dr. Saulnier back? I was most curious about her research in ASD on the differential between iq and adaptive functioning. I have patients with iqs above 130 and 140 with failure to launch and try to provide comprehensive life skills, psychotherapy, adjunct speech and other therapies to them and families. The assessment of such issues is not the challenge, it’s the guiding clients and families thru that process. Love to heat more from her. Thanks and thank you for this work you do!!

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      Thanks for reaching out, Lisa! Yes, I’d love to have her back…she was a fantastic guest. Thanks for the comments!

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