the Dyslexia quest

Bright Kids Who Can’t Keep Up with Dr. Ellen Braaten

Our guest this week, Dr. Ellen Braaten, is an expert in the field of pediatric neuropsychological and psychological assessment, particularly in the areas of assessing learning disabilities and attention disorders. She co-authored the book called, “Bright Kids Who Can’t Keep Up: Help Your Child Overcome Slow Processing Speed and Succeed in a Fast-Paced World.” This episode explores why sometimes really bright kids, for whatever reason, have a hard time with tasks like choosing what they want for breakfast, copying things off the board, and expediting these kind of tasks speedily. 

Do you have a child who has a hard time with these tasks?

Are you curious about why they may have a hard time keeping up?

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More about Dr. Ellen Braaten here

The Clay Center for Young Healthy Minds

Bright Kids Who Can’t Keep Up: Help Your Child Overcome Slow Processing Speed and Succeed in a Fast-Paced World by Ellen Braaten PhDBrian Willoughby PhD 

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Ellen Braaten

Dr. Ellen Braaten is associate director of The Clay Center for Young Healthy Minds at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH), director of the Learning and Emotional Assessment Program (LEAP) at MGH, and an associate professor of psychology at Harvard Medical School (HMS). Dr. Braaten received her M.A. in clinical psychology from the University of Colorado, and her Ph.D. in psychology from Colorado State University. Dr. Braaten is widely recognized as an expert in the field of pediatric neuropsychological and psychological assessment, particularly in the areas of assessing learning disabilities and attention disorders. She has been the recipient of funding to conduct research studies on children with nonverbal learning disabilities and attention disorders, and has published numerous papers, chapters, and reviews on ADHD, learning disabilities, gender and psychopathology, intelligence and neuropsychology, and psychological assessment of children. Dr. Braaten is the co-author of Straight Talk about Psychological Testing for Kids, a book that has become a classic for parents and professionals. She also wrote The Child Clinician’s Report Writing Handbook, which has been called “the most comprehensive child assessment handbook available.” In 2010 she published How to Find Mental Health Care for Your Child, and most recently co-authored Bright Kids Who Can’t Keep Up (published in August 2014), a book for parents that addresses slow processing speed in children.

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