Helpful Articles from
Susan Weltner-Brunton, Ph.D. and Associates
"ADHD Grows Up"
Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a neurodevelopmental disorder that affects the brain's self-management system. Once thought to be a disorder of childhood, ADHD actually continues throughout life.
"Rise of Telepsychology Amidst COVID-19"
The use of telehealth and telepsychology have exploded during the COVID-19
pandemic. Although telepsychology may be unfamiliar to some, our office is dedicated to keeping all of our clients safe while offering the same level of services. Research continues to affirm the efficacy of telemental health services.
"Evaluating & Treating ADHD"
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is a neurodevelopmental disorder characterized by developmentally inappropriate weaknesses in the areas of attention, activity level, and impulse control that interfere with the person’s functioning in multiple areas. A neuropsychological evaluation will include an assessment of cognitive and academic functioning to help with education and treatment planning.
"How Does Psychotherapy Work"
With hundreds of different approaches and techniques that are all considered to be psychotherapy, deciding what approach to seek for which problems might be confusing. Luckily, researchers have identified a core set of factors that lead to success in psychotherapy, regardless of the specific approach used.
"Learning Differences, By Any Name"
We understand that varying terminology can make communication and with parents, schools, and medical providers confusing. Learning differences go by many names, and it is important to understand the differences.
"What is Neuropsychology?"
Neuropsychologists have particular expertise in cognitive assessment and can evaluate the impact of a brain injury or disorder on an individual's functioning. They are able to asses learning disabilities, such as dyslexia or ADHD, concussions, and the impact of brain injuries for school and home life.
"Chronic and Life-Limiting Illness"
Recieving the diagnosis of a chronic of life-limiting medical condition can cause substaintail amounts of stress and anticipatory grief. The patient and family become suseptible to traumatic stress, and it is important to seek help for this and coping mechanisms regarding these diagnosis.