Dr. Dan welcomes his friend and colleague Dr. Devon MacEachron on Episode 59. Dr. Devon’s lifelong work helps families as they navigate neurodiversity, learning, and education on their parenting journeys. Dr. Dan embraces Dr. Devon’s method of framing neurodiversity as a super-power (and not a weakness) and agrees this shift is life-changing for children and families.
Recently, Dr. Devon’s inspiring video about neurodiversity went viral with over 26 millions views. As a parent of neurodiverse children herself and a specialist in twice-exceptional and gifted learners, Dr. Devon is a respected expert diagnostician who provides actionable game-plans to families to enable students to achieve their potential.
Listen to Dr. Devon as she debunks neuromyths, shares some of her favorite blogs, gives her top three tips to parents of neurodiverse children, and talks about her own trial-and-error as a parent including her entertaining and poignant Parent Footprint Moment.
Today Dr. Devon runs a thriving New York-based psychology practice she founded in 2014 to meet the educational planning and psychoeducational assessment needs of families of bright learners seeking to optimize learning and achievement. Like Dr. Dan and Parent Footprint, Dr. Devon uses a strengths-based and positive psychology perspective. Her mission is to help position students to achieve their goals and dreams, and for parents to feel confident that they are doing the best for their child in ways that will make a real difference in their child’s life for years to come.
Dr. Devon earned a B.A. from Amherst College (graduating in the first class of admitted women), an M.B.A. from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania (graduating in the top 3% of her class), and her Ph.D. in School Psychology from the University of California at Berkeley. For more information visit: https://drdevon.com/
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