Diagnosis Delayed (feat. Dr. Jeff Selman) S4E4

My guest today is Dr. Jeff Selman. He’s VP of Clinical Services over at First Children Services. He’s here to talk about how COVID is creating additional delays in kids getting evaluated for autism. This is a huge problem because we know that early intervention is absolutely vital for kids with autism and delays interfere with that. We talk about what is happening and the impact it’s having on kids. We also discuss remote learning and some challenges that we’re not talking about as we prepare to return to in person learning.

There’s lots to learn here and I’d love to get your feedback. Leave a comment on the blog post or hit me up on Twitter.

About Dr. Jeff Selman:

Dr. Jeff Selman is a New York and South Carolina licensed psychologist. He is also a Board Certified Behavior Analyst at the doctoral level (BCBA-D) and holds current and previous certifications as a school psychologist in New York, New Jersey, and South Carolina.

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    • Caroline on February 27, 2021 at 10:05 am
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    So I listened to this episode last night and thought it was great until I got to about the 45ish minute mark when you talk about therapy. You are being so insincere and dishonest! You fought therapy for years and claimed it couldn’t and didn’t help you because your problems were too vast and too special, and that all you needed was Dr. Pattie and a walk. For you to encourage your readers and listeners to get therapy without telling them that is just irresponsible. I agree that therapy can do wonders for people, but you are lying to yourself and to your followers right now. SMH.

      • on February 27, 2021 at 10:16 am
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      Oh, you’re back again. I never said my problems were too vast or special. I said that I thought I was doing okay and I was managing the best way I knew how at the time. There were a lot of reasons I put off therapy. I was doing what worked for me at the time. I also stated in the episode that I did put it off, as well as some of the reasons for doing so AND I said it was a mistake.

      I’m not lying to anyone. Nice try though. It’s been a little while, how are you doing? Love the new name by the way.

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