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  • Amy Dilworth Gabel

    Degree(s) & Institution(s)

    • Ph.D., M.S., School Psychology, Penn State University
    • B. A. Psychology, Certification in Elementary Education, Gettysburg College

    Area(s) of Specialty

    Assessment of preschool through college; linking assessment to intervention

    Relevant Publications

    Gabel, A.D. (2009). Best Practices in the Assessment of Emotional Disorders. In Emotional Disorders: A Neuropsychological, Psychopharmacological, and Educational Perspective, S. Feifer and G. Rattan (Eds.), School Neuropsychology Press, pp. 249-268.

    Weiss, L.W. and Gabel, A.D. (2007). WISC-IV Technical Report #6: Using the Cognitive Proficiency Index in Psychoeducational Assessment. San Antonio, Texas: Harcourt Assessment/PsychCorp.

    Fun fact

    I once returned from a state association conference with a feral kitten.

    Area of greatest challenge and/or opportunity facing clinicians today:

    I see one of our greatest opportunities as being linked to a challenge. The opportunity is that we have relatively easy access to so much more information to help us become even better clinicians. However, I think the challenge comes in finding the time to keep up with that information, as well as evaluate it critically. Sometimes, extreme positions are presented in our filed as if there are no plausible alternatives. However, if the questions are asked or analyzed in a slightly different manner, the data may suggest another view. This healthy dialogue, when it occurs in a professional and mutually respectful manner, is important to continued growth. On a more micro-level, with the population aging, one of our greatest opportunities (and associated challenges) will be serving more people for a longer period of time.

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  • Adam Scheller

    Degree(s) & Institution(s)

    • B.A. Psychology – Duquesne University
    • MS,Ed, Ph.D. School Psychology – Duquesne University

    Area(s) of Specialty

    Cognitive and functional assessment, linking assessment to intervention, neurodevelopmental disorders, Autism

    Fun fact

    Adam is the son of an Italian immigrant and grew up speaking both English and Italian. He loves to cook and borrows his style from his Nonna, who when asked about how to make something would always say, "Non lo so (I don't know)…how much I put in there. Un po 'di questo e un po' di quello (A pinch of this and a pinch of that)."

    Area of greatest challenge and/or opportunity facing clinicians today:

    "Positive first! A great opportunity for our field comes from our passion and ability to help those who experience intolerance and bigotry. We are well positioned to help guide society into a world built on understanding and acceptance."

    "I think one of the greatest challenges affecting the practice of psychology today has to do with parity, both in the professional sense and in the business sense. I can't tell you how many great psychologists I've meet all over the country who continue to struggle with maintaining quality of care in an era where reimbursement rates are so low."

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  • Gloria Maccow

    Degree(s) & Institution(s)

    • Ph.D. School Psychology, Texas A&M University
    • Ed. S. School Psychology, University of Florida
    • Bachelor of Law, University of the Netherlands Antilles<
    • M.S. Ed. Educational Research and Evaluation, University of Miami
    • B. S. Psychology, University of Miami

    Area(s) of Specialty

    Assessment and Early Intervention

    Relevant Publications

    Maccow, G., Howard, A., & Swerdlik, M. (2006). Prematurity. 

    In Bear, G. G., Minke, K. M., & Thomas, A. (Eds.). Children's Needs III: Development, Problems, and Alternatives (pp. 763-774). Washington, DC:  National Association of School Psychologists.      

    Fun fact

    Ik spreek Nederlands.

    Area of greatest challenge and/or opportunity facing clinicians today:

    The availability of so many online resources makes it easy for clinicians to get answers to their questions in real time.

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  • Anne-Marie Kimbell, Ph.D., M.S.Ed

    Degree(s) & Institution(s)

    • Baylor University (M.S.Ed)
    • Texas A&M University, Ph.D.

    Area(s) of Specialty

    Geropsychology, Neuropsychology, Rehabilitation Psychology, Assessment

    Fun fact

    I am a beekeeper!

    Area of greatest challenge and/or opportunity facing clinicians today:

    Preparing the workforce for serving the growing population of older adults.

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  • Jarett Lehner

    Degree(s) & Institution(s)

    • University of Minnesota-Duluth, Bachelor of Applied Science

    Area(s) of Specialty

    Psychology

    Fun fact

    Once spent a week sailing Lake Huron.

    Area of greatest challenge and/or opportunity facing clinicians today:

    As the Q-global® Product Specialist here at Pearson, I work with both new and existing Q-global users to make sure they are getting the most out of the system. Many of these individuals are already familiar with our previous scoring systems, such as Q-Local™ and ASSIST™; however, for some individuals, Q-global is their first step into digital administration and scoring. When working with new Q-global users, I like to work with both the designated administration, or Account Owner, and the practitioners. Talking with administrators, I am able to learn more about their organization and what they are looking for in Q-global. From here I assist them in structuring their account, demonstrate how to add the practitioners to the account, and walk them through how to manage their purchased inventory. After working with administrators, I like to spend some time with the account practitioners and walk them through the system, demonstrating how Q-global will blend into their assessment process.

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  • Deirdre Metcalf

    Degree(s) & Institution(s)

    • Bachelor of Arts in English Literature and Elementary Education, Rutgers University.
    • State of New Jersey Teaching Certificate
    • State of New Jersey Teaching Certificate of Eligibility for Middle School – Specializing in Reading and History

    Area(s) of Specialty

    Teaching, Presenting

    Fun fact

    Active book blogger/Vlogger

    Area of greatest challenge and/or opportunity facing clinicians today:

    As a teacher and Cogmed specialist, I recognize the importance of working memory in learning. Because of this critical link, I believe that we need to provide young children with skill building and intervention as early as possible to enhance this key foundation. While a specific learning disability or working memory deficit isn't usually determined in the early primary school years (e.g. Preschool, Kindergarten, 1st grade), I think there is great opportunity to screen and provide early learning experiences and intervention to help children enhance their skills in this key area.

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  • James Henke

    Degree(s) & Institution(s)

    • University of Minnesota, B.S. Education

    Area(s) of Specialty

    Elementary Education

    Fun fact

    Lived in Japan for 3 years, teaching conversational English to folks ranging from 3 to 80 years old.

    Area of greatest challenge and/or opportunity facing clinicians today:

    As the National Training Consultant for Q-interactive®, I visit with practitioners all over the country and help them make the transition to digital assessment. Many of these practitioners have administered the paper editions of our assessments for decades and find the digital systems daunting at first glance. Though cognizant of the many benefits of digital assessment, some are concerned with the technical hurdles to efficiently administer our tests. However, the design of our digital interfaces and corresponding support resources enable our customers to overcome these challenges. Setup of Q-interactive takes about 20 minutes and after a few practice administrations, our customers are good to go! A few common refrains after just a few administrations are, "It was easier than I thought!" and "I can't imagine ever going back to paper!"

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