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Dr. Brazendale is a licensed clinical psychologist specializing in child assessment and therapy. She received her doctorate in clinical psychology from Nova Southeastern University with a focus on working with children with ADHD, learning differences, and Autism spectrum disorder. She is research reliable on the ADOS-2, a specialized test for Autism, which is considered the gold standard for testing for Autistic Spectrum Disorder. She is also specialized in the world renowned Parent Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT). PCIT is especially helpful for young children with behavioral disturbances.
Her first year practicum was in an ADHD assessment and treatment clinic where she became proficient in behavioral parent training, ADHD assessment, and several child therapeutic modalities (executive functioning training, CBT, behavioral therapy). Her subsequent practicum experiences were in a pediatric hospital, an outpatient autism treatment and assessment clinic, as well as in an ABA severe behavior disorders clinic. She completed her postdoctoral work at the University of South Carolina, doing research in physical activity and social skills for children with developmental disabilities, as well as private practice providing assessment and therapy for children.
Dr. Brazendale continues to research physical activity in youth with developmental disabilities. She has also served as the Director of Psychology at ABA clinics since 2016, where she focuses on assessment, child therapy, and social skills/executive functioning groups. She is excited to bring her expertise and experience to Bradshaw & Associates.
Dr. Brazendale’s evaluation expertise covers the areas of:
Autism Spectrum Disorders
Pediatric OCD, anxiety and impulse-control disorders