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Cognitive Hypothesis Testing

Having served over 1000 children as a professor and pediatric neuropsychologist, Dr. Hale has spent much of his practice and research career using his Cognitive Hypothesis Testing approach (see figure on right) to guide pediatric neuropsychological evaluation and intervention. Which is the guiding influence in our assessment and intervention services. 

Using the Cognitive Hypothesis Testing (CHT; see figure) model for pediatric neuropsychological evaluation and intervention, we have evaluated a variety of children who have disorders such as specific learning disabilities, attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder, autism, and emotional-behavioral disorders. We have also served children with both genetic (e.g., Williams Syndrome) and environmental (e.g., traumatic brain injury) causes for their difficulties. For a better understanding of Dr. Hale's orientation to practice, please see this YouTube video here.

In addition, Dr. Hale can do Independent Educational Evaluations (IEE's) and Forensic Neuropsychological Evaluations. IEE's are often requested by parents who do not agree with the school evaluations or interventions and the schools pay for Dr. Hale's services. Dr. Hale has been an expert witness and conducted forensic neuropsychological evaluations for lawyers and the government.  

For a detailed description of pediatric neuropsychological assessment and intervention, please click the above link.  

Some children come to the Center with evaluations and/or data sufficient to have parents, teachers, and/or other stakeholders work with our team who provide problem-solving academic and behavioral consultation. This includes four steps, problem identification, problem analysis, plan development-implementation, and plan evaluation/recycling. Dr. Hale also provides statistical and methodological consultation for research projects.


For a detailed description of pediatric academic and behavioral assessment and intervention, please click link above.

We also provide open, single-blind, or double-blind medication trials for children with ADHD. Using double-blind placebo controlled trials of methylphenidate (MPH), Dr. Hale and colleagues showed that for good MPH responders, the best dose for neuropsychological functioning was often lower than the best dose for behavior (see figure on right).


For a detailed description ADHD Medication Trials, please click link above.

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Typical ADHD Medication Response

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