Blog Posts

Brain Longevity

Fundamental Psychology’s own Diane Clukey-Chenard, LCSW, RYT recently became certified as a Brain Longevity Specialist through the Alzheimers Research and Prevention Foundation. Her training is focused on preventative measures and is geared more towards younger ages to increase longevity and overall health.

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Gifted Programming 2024

Deadline to inform the districted school that a private evaluation will be submitted. This will allow the school to complete gifted rating scales and other required components by the submission deadline (for magnet programming only). Proof of Residency must be established. ……….March 22, 2024

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MIGDAS-2 Vs. Other Autism Assessments

Our testing psychologist, Dr. Colleen Crooms, recently completed her second training in the Monteiro Interview Guidelines for Diagnosing the Autism Spectrum, Second Edition (MIGDAS-2). Dr. Crooms had previously received training and began incorporating this assessment in her evaluations for adolescents and adults. Since starting with Fundamental Psychology, Dr. Crooms wanted to further explore and practice this assessment to use with all age ranges including young children. Dr. Crooms has had significant training and experience with other Autism assessment measures including both the ADOS-2 and CARS-2. In this blog we’ll describe each assessment briefly, explain why we utilize the MIGDAS above other autism assessments and share our approach to testing here at Fundamental Psychology.

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Liar Liar

Here’s what you should do when your child turns into Pinocchio and starts telling big ol’ fat lies. Understand the Why? Telling lies can be a normal phase for children. Lies help children test boundaries and understand their world better. As children become more independent, they start to realize not everyone thinks the same as them or knows the same information as them. As children grow older, they can lie more successfully without getting caught because they are better at understanding how other people think.

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