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Erin McDonough, Ph.D. is a licensed psychologist with expertise in psychological assessment. She specializes in learning disability identification and psychodiagnostic evaluations. In addition to authoring chapters with experts in the field of cognitive assessment and learning disabilities, Dr. McDonough also serves as Adjunct Assistant Professor at St. John's University, where she supervises graduate students in school and clinical psychology in psychological assessment. She received her doctorate in School Psychology from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 2009 and completed an APA-accredited internship at MercyFirst in Syosset, NY. She has worked with children, teens, and adults in outpatient and residential treatment settings with a wide range of psychological diagnoses. Dr. McDonough's mission is to help her clients understand the difficulties they or their children are having and to generate practical and effective recommendations.

Dawn Flanagan, Ph.D. is Professor of Psychology at St. John's University in Queens, NY.  She is also an Assistant Clinical Professor at Yale Child Study Center, Yale University School of Medicine in New Haven, CT.  In addition to her teaching responsibilities in the areas of cognitive assessment, specific learning disabilities, and professional issues in school psychology, she serves as an expert witness, specific learning disabilities consultant, and test/measurement consultant and trainer for organizations both nationally and internationally.  She is a widely published author of books, book chapters, and articles. Her most recent books include Essentials of Cross-Battery Assessment (3rd edition), Essentials of Specific Learning Disability Identification; Contemporary Intellectual Assessment: Theories, Tests, and Issues (3rd edition) and Essentials of Planning, Selecting and Tailoring Interventions for Unique Learners.  Dr. Flanagan is a Fellow of the American Psychological Association and a Diplomate of the American Board of Psychological Specialties.  Dr. Flanagan's serves as a consultant to PDENY, and her wealth of knowledge in the area of learning disability identification as well as cognitive assessment is an asset to our clients.

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