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Developmental Disorders

Michael Assel, Ph.D.

Michael  Assel
  • Clinical Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Children’s Learning Institute, McGovern Medical School at UTHealth
  • Staff Psychologist, Dan L. Duncan Children's Neurodevelopment Clinic, Children’s Learning Institute, McGovern Medical School at UTHealth

Michael Assel, Ph.D., evaluates children with a range of developmental differences and is co-investigator of several studies funded by the Texas Education Agency and the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development. Assel specializes in learning disabilities, children’s behavior, child development, adolescent issues and behavior, pervasive developmental disorders, language delays, attention deficit disorder and the effects of early maternal interaction behaviors. Assel is also available to discuss how to talk with children about approaching storms.


 

Linda Ewing-Cobbs, Ph.D.

Linda  Ewing-Cobbs
  • Harriet and Joe Foster Chair in Cognitive Neuroscience, McGovern Medical School at UTHealth
  • Professor of Pediatrics and Director of Clinical Programs, Children’s Learning Institute, McGovern Medical School at UTHealth

Linda Ewing-Cobbs, Ph.D., is a neuropsychologist who works with children and families to address the learning, emotional and behavioral problems that are common during childhood and adolescence. She evaluates conditions that have a neurological component, including ADHD, learning disabilities, dysgraphia, complications of prematurity, seizure disorders, brain injury and other medical conditions. Dr. Ewing-Cobbs examines children’s reasoning, attention, and learning, as well as psychological concerns that often co-occur with neurodevelopmental problems. 


 

Pauline Filipek, M.D.

Pauline  Filipek
  • Professor of Pediatrics, Children’s Learning Institute and the Division of Child and Adolescent Neurology, McGovern Medical School at UTHealth
  • Director, The Autism Center at the Children’s Learning Institute, McGovern Medical School at UTHealth

Pauline A. Filipek, M.D., specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of autism spectrum disorders, including the earliest identification of warning signs for autism and related disorders in very young infants (even before the first birthday), initiating the earliest intensive interventions and education for all disciplines on these topics. 

Previous Interview: http://go.uth.edu/FilipekInterview1


 

Cathy Guttentag, Ph.D.

Cathy  Guttentag
  • Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Children’s Learning Institute, McGovern Medical School at UTHealth
  • Staff Psychologist, The Autism Center at the Children’s Learning Institute, McGovern Medical School at UTHealth

Cathy Guttentag, Ph.D., evaluates children with various learning and behavioral disorders, including autism spectrum and related disorders. She has experience providing assessment and therapeutic services to children with a variety of issues. She has particular expertise in testing very young children and in working collaboratively with parents to determine the most appropriate intervention plans and approaches to emotional and behavioral issues. 


 

Anson Koshy, M.D., M.B.E.

Anson  Koshy
  • Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Children's Learning Institute, McGovern Medical School at UTHealth
  • Staff Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrician, Dan L. Duncan Children’s Neurodevelopmental Clinic, Children's Learning Institute, McGovern Medical School at UTHealth

Anson Koshy, M.D., M.B.E., is a board-certified developmental and behavioral pediatrician. He performs diagnostic evaluations and provides ongoing medical management for children who are at risk for developmental, behavioral and learning differences from infancy through the college years.


 

Katherine Loveland, Ph.D.

Katherine  Loveland
  • Landmark Charities Professor of Autism Research and Treatment, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, McGovern Medical School at UTHealth
  • Director, Center for Human Development Research, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, McGovern Medical School at UTHealth
  • Training Director, UTHealth Doctoral Psychology Internship Program
  • Director, C.L.A.S.S. Clinic (Changing Lives through Autism Spectrum Services), Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, McGovern Medical School at UTHealth

Katherine Loveland, Ph.D., specializes in autism spectrum disorders, neuropsychology and neurobiology of developmentally disordered populations, development of social, communicative and emotional behavior in humans and neurodevelopmental and cognitive aspects of psychopathology.

Previous Interview: http://go.uth.edu/lovelandautism


 

Deborah Pearson, Ph.D.

Deborah  Pearson
  • Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, McGovern Medical School at UTHealth

Deborah Pearson, Ph.D., specializes in the evaluation of children and adolescents having a variety of developmental and behavioral problems, including Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). As an internationally, recognized researcher in the area of developmental psychopathology, Pearson has studied a variety of cognitive and behavioral problems in children and adolescents with ADHD, autism, HIV infection and serious behavioral problems (e.g., Conduct Disorder).

Previous Interview: http://bit.ly/o702zF


 

W. Daniel Williamson, M.D.

W. Daniel  Williamson
  • Professor of Pediatrics, Children’s Learning Institute, McGovern Medical School at UTHealth
  • Developmental Pediatrician, Dan L. Duncan Children's Neurodevelopment Clinic, Children’s Learning Institute, McGovern Medical School at UTHealth

W. Daniel Williamson, M.D., evaluates individuals from newborns through college age. He follows prematurely born children who are at risk for developmental problems and children with developmental delays and/or disorders, including those with Autism Spectrum (autism, pervasive developmental disorder, and Asperger Syndrome), ADHD or learning disorders such as dyslexia and dysgraphia.