Presentations

Please preview a few presentations given by Dr. Christopher Nicholls:























If you are interested in having one of our clinical psychologist present to your group on a specific topic, please feel free to call (480) 998-2303 or e-mail regarding your interests.  


Links

*Disclaimer for external links:  These links are being provided as a convenience and for informational / educational purposes only; they do not constitute an endorsement or an approval by The Nicholls Group of any of the products, services or opinions of the corporation or organization or individual.  The Nicholls Group bears no responsibility for the accuracy, legality or content of the external site or for that of subsequent links.  Contact the external site for answers to questions regarding content. 


The American Board of Professional Psychology -  This is one of the organizations that strives to increase consumer protection through the examination and certification of psychologists who demonstrate competency in approved specialty areas of professional psychology.

ABPdN - The American Board of Pediatric Neuropsychology (ABPdN) is responsible for establishing the criteria relating to the definition, education, training, competencies, and examination procedures leading to certification as a specialist in pediatric neuropsychology. 


NeuropsychologyCentral.com
 
- A great private site with lots of contructive information.Pediatric Neuropsychology - A Guide for Parents-- This publication of the Division of Neuropsychology of the American Psychological Association provides an overview of the purpose, scope and procedures involved in the neuropsychological evaluation of the child and adolescent. 

the-ins.org - This is the site for the International Neuropsychological Society.

APA.org - This is site for the American Psychological Association.

TheABCN.org - This is the site for the American Board of Clinical Neuropsychology.

NeuropsychologyBoard.org -This is the site for the American Board of Professional Neuropsychology.

Notes on Neuropsychology

MedFriendly.com - Whether it is terms from neurology, psychology, dermatology, or some other area related to the field of medicine, MedFriendly will have information on that topic that is easy to read and understand.

National Academy of Neuropsychology - The National Academy of Neuropsychology was founded in 1975.

Unicef - UNICEF’s mission is to advocate for the protection of children’s rights, to help meet their basic needs and to expand their opportunities to reach their full potential.

CDC - Concussion - A concussion is a type of traumatic brain injury, or TBI, caused by a bump, blow, or jolt to the head that can change the way your brain normally works. 

TeachIGo - This Link provides a completely free service for both students and tutors, where you are able to locate the nearest tutor to you that matches your requirements. 

Apraxia- KIDS

Childhood Apraxia of Speech & Severe Phonological Disorders

Fetal Alcohol Syndrome Diagnostic & Prevention Network

Challenging Our Minds - A subscription website providing web based cognitive enhancement applications for school children ranging from gifted to those with learning disability, attention deficit, processing  problems and developmental disability.  This system has been developed by Dr. Odie Bracy.  Challenging Our Minds provides working, interactive programs and applications that run directly in your web browser.  

Neurofibromatosis - Children's Tumor Foundation

American Academy of Pediatrics

Genetic Home Reference: Apert Syndrome
The American Academy of Clinical Neuropsychology

The International Neuropsychological Society

Division 22 of the American Psychological Association - Rehabilitation Psychology

Brain Injury Resource Center

European Neuroscience and Society Network

National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke

Areas of the Human Cortex Involved in Language

Green's Word Memory Test

NORD - National Organization for Rare Disorders


National Parkinson Foundation

National Multiple Sclerosis Society

Muhammad Ali Parkinson Center Movement Disorders Clinic

Barrow Neurological Institute

Montreal Cognitive Assessment

DSM-V

Caldwell Lab at University of Alabama

Ontario Brain Injury Association

Brain Injury Association Network


Local Organizations and Resources:

CSN-az.org - The Children's Services Network (CSN) helps connect those who provide services to children to the general public.  The website and online directory display numerous specialties and disciplines, including child psychologists, neuropsychologists, custody evaluators, therapists, speech and language pathologists, occupational and physical therapists, psychiatrists, and developmental pediatricians. 

AZPA.org Arizona Psychological Association (AZPA) A directory of psychologists in the Valley who specialize in certain age groups, specialties, or practice in certain cities. 

raisingspecialkids.org - Raising Special Kids is a non-profit resource center in Phoenix that offers workshops for parents on special education regulations, rights and advocacy in addition to other information for parents. 

The Emily Center - The Emily Center at Phoenix Children's Hospital- offers free children's health information for Arizona's families.  Can send you information on a certain medical condition or Illness through the mail.  Also a great database for articles. books, videos and cds.

biaaz.org - The Brain Injury Association of Arizona- Brain injury prevention programs, videos, research, education, support services, and advocacy. 

www.epilepsyaz.org - The Epilepsy Foundation of Arizona goal is to educate on the prevention and cure of seizure disorders, the alleviation of their effects, and the promotion of independence and optimal quality of life for people who have these disorders. 

Counsel for Exceptional Children

Phoenix Children's Hospital- Barrow Neurological Institute

On-Track Tutoring

Lindamood-Bell Learning Processes

Child Development Institute

Family Education

Career Resources for Americans with Disabilities


Blogs: 

Stop That Do This! - Practical, Ethical and Effective Behavior Analysis techniques and tricks. 

 Planning for Parenting Time Handbook (PDF download)

The Arc of the United States - A National Organization on Mental Retardation

The Epilepsy Foundation

The Carter Centers for Brain Research in Holoprosencephaly and Related Malformations

Sports Concussion Institute

ImPACT Test - Concussion Management

Genes to Cognition Online - Modern Neuroscience

Michael Frank's Basal Ganglia Page

Hardin MD Brain Pictures

Institute for Applied Psychometrics (IAP)

Intelligent Insights on Intelligence Theories and Tests (aka IQ's Corner)

Neuroexam.com

Neurofibromatosis, Inc.

National Organization for Disorders of the Corpus Callosum (NODCC)

Tourette Syndrome Association, Inc. (TSA)

Dystonia Medical Research Foundation

Abnormal Gait Videos and Descriptions

The Center for Outcome Measurement in Brain Injury (COMBI)

American Neuropsychiatric Association

Alzheimer's Association



Links and Articles to help children with Loss, Grief, Traumatic Event and Tragedy:

Practical Suggestions for Assisting Children in the Aftermath of a Tragedy

Parent Guidelines for Crisis Response

How Do People Respond During Traumatic Exposure?

Helpful Information During and After a Traumatic Event

Helping your children manage distress in the aftermath of a shooting

Managing Your Distress in the Aftermath of a Shooting

apa.org - as a resource for dealing with distress from trauma


New York Life Foundation Bereavement Guide - After a Loved One Dies .pdf

SCHOOL EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT.pdf

Youth Cope After a Disaster or Traumatic Event.pdf

School Crisis Guide

General References for Parents of Children with ADHD:

Chadd.org - Children and Adults with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (chadd) is a national resource center devoted to ADHD which provides information about the condition, sponsors an annual conference, a Parent to Parent Program and more. 

Healthy Children - the American Academy of Pediatrics' website for parents -- Has excellent section on ADHD.

- initially ADDvance.com focused only on the long-overlooked needs of women and girls with ADD (ADHD).  This new and expanded site has been developed to address the varied needs of all people with ADD (ADHD) across the lifespan.  

Medline Plus - a service of the National Library of Medicine and the National Institutes of Health - many links to excellent web pages about ADHD.

ADD Warehouse - a source for books and DVD's on ADHD, Learning disabilities, and childhood mental health disorders. 

Caring for Children with ADHD - Many useful handouts

ADDitude - online magazine for families living with ADHD.


The Center: A Resource for Women and Girls with AD/HD
 - A site to help learn more about AD/HD in girls and women. ADD Store - Products that can help organize, remind (pill boxes with alarms) and make life easier (e.g. clothing for hypersensitive skin) for people with ADHD.

The Impact of ADHD on Siblings - website to help siblings understand ADHD.

Parenting Teens with ADHD - website from Chris Dendy who has written several books on this topic. 

addvance.com - for girls and women with ADHD.

 

Parents with ADHD:

Parents with ADHD

Successful Parenting with ADHD 


Learning Disabilities: 

LD OnLine - web site on learning disabilities and ADHD.

Learning Disabilities Association of America - the largest non-profit group for people with learning disabilities.  Over 200 local affiliates in 42 states, including Arizona. 

National Center for Learning Disabilities

Great Schools - Website with many handouts about Learning Difficulties (LD & ADHD).  Can be searched by age group.

AZ Disability Law - Training for Parents on Special Education Rights. Printed material on Educational Rights Click Here.

allkindsofminds.org - Resource for learning needs of children with ADHD. 

LD Resources

Testing Accommodations

LDA - Learning Disabilities Association of America

ERIC - Education Resources Information Center

School Issues-- Educational Rights, Individualized Education Plans (IEP), and 504 Plans:

raisingspecialkids.org Raising Special Kids is a non-profit resource center in Phoenix that offers workshops for parents on special education regulations, rights and advocacy in addition to other information for parents. 

Wright's Law: Special Education Law, Education Law and Advocacy- Wrights Law for information on 504 plans, special education and school advocacy provided by special education attorneys. 

NICHCY - National Dissemination Center for Children with Disabilities - information on IEP's, Accommodations, and resolving disputes. 

2e: Twice Exceptional Newsletter - The focus is on children who are gifted but have learning issues.  Written for parents, educators, and other professionals who help 2e kids.  

Does Your ADHD Child Need a Tutor? 

BrainConnection: The Brain and Learning

Arizona PediaLearning Resource Center


Aspergers Resources:

Diagnosis and Differential Diagnosis of Aspergers Syndrome

Online Asperger Syndrome Information and Support

Non-Autistic Pervasive Developmental Disorders

Asperger Syndrome Education Network

Job Accommodation and Compliance for Aspergers Syndrome

GRASP - The Global and Regional Asperger Syndrome Partnership


Autism Resources:

SARRC - Southwest Autism Research & Resource Center

Autism Resources

Autism Society
Center for Autism Research and Education (care) - Integrative Medical Center

Division TEACCH - Treatment and Education of Autistic and related Communication handicapped Children

EEG Spectrum International - Autism
Autism Speaks

Social Thinking


Wisconsin Early Autism Project (Weap)


Autism Software by Mousetrail : global autism software database

Educating Children with Autism

Interactive Autism Network (IAN)

Autism Research Centre- Autism Quotient (AQ)

Organization for Autism Research (OAR)

TEACCH - Treatment and Education of Autistic and Communication-Handicapped Children

Yale Autism Program

Autism Resources for Families

Sesame Street Autism Resources for Parents

Reduce the Noise: Help Loved Ones with Sensory Overload Enjoy Shopping

CDC Autism Links and Resources

Operation Autism for Military Families

Academic Accommodation Resources

Temple Grandin's Teaching Tips

Estate Planning for Parents of kids with Autism


Resources for those interested in becoming a Psychologist:

Learn Psychology

Resources for Postpartum Support Groups and Information:

Mother-to-Mother Group -- St. Joseph Hospital and Medical Center-- contact the Resource Link at 1-877-602-4111- Registration not required- Free Group-- young children welcome.

Chandler Regional Medical Center- Group for pregnant and new mothers who are experiencing depression and adjustment challenges.  Registration not required and childcare is provided during the group session for infants and children up to preschool age.  Email v.Beauchamp@DignityHealth.org for questions.

Banner Thunderbird Medical Center-- Free and Baby is welcome. Contact Karleen Lee 602-865-5908

Banner Desert Medical Center Support Group- Mesa---  Free- No Registration required and babies are welcome.  Contact Suzane 480-412-5292

Maricopa Integrated Health System Comprehensive Healthcare Center-- Contact Debra Welborn 480-247-2890Banner Gateway Medical Center-- No registration required-  Questions call 480-543-3050

Maricopa Integrated Health System South Central Family Health Center-- Contact Debra Welborn 480-247-2890

www.azpostpartrum.org - Arizona Postpartum Warmline: 888-434-MOMS

http://postpartum.net/ -- Postpartum Support International (PSI) Warmline: 1-800-944-4773