S. Wayne Duncan, Ph.D.
Dr. Duncan is a child and adolescent clinical psychologist who works extensively with children and youth with ADHD, anxiety, depression, and social/emotional difficulties, including Aspergerís disorder. His extensive background in psychological assessment and social and emotional development is used to understand the difficulties children and youth are having at home and school and to develop effective approaches for addressing the areas of difficulty. Dr. Duncan works extensively with children and youth in both diagnostic assessments and in therapy and has been an outside consultant to school districts and schools (public, private, parochial), especially with respect to developing Section 504 and Independent Educational Plans (or their equivalents). Dr. Duncan will frequently include school observations and meetings in his efforts to identify and develop effective plans for meeting studentsí needs. In addition, Dr. Duncan has worked extensively with children and adolescents whose families are going through or coping with the effects of divorce. However, he does not conduct forensic assessments, such as parenting evaluations, used in court proceedings.
Since fall 2009 Dr. Duncan has offered Cogmed Working Memory Training as part of his practice. Developed by Dr. Torkel Klingberg and his team at the Karolinski Institute in Sweden over the past decade, this evidence-based intervention has proven helpful to many children, youth, and adults with working memory difficulties. These working memory difficulties are often seen in individuals with ADHD/ADD and/or learning disabilities. For more information about Cogmed Working Memory Training ô, please go to the Cogmed website (link below) or contact Dr. Duncan at ABCD Inc.
Clinical Psychology Intern, University of Colorado Health Sciences Center. (1987-88)
Postdoctoral trainee in the Child Clinical Psychology Program at the University of Denver. (1985-87)
Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Psychology, University of Denver. (1984-85)
Ph.D. in Child Psychology, Institute of Child Development, University of Minnesota. (1984)
Bachelor of Arts, Psychology (Honors), Emory University. (1978)
Washington State Psychology License, No. 1910.
Relevant Professional Work
Consultant to public and private schools and child care programs on issues around a variety of topics, including emotional development of children, AD/HD diagnosis and treatment, and children's peer relationships.
Faculty member in Educational Psychology, College of Education, University of Washington: 1995-2007
Faculty member in Child Clinical Psychology, Department of Psychology, University of Washington, 1988-1995.
Researcher in children's emotional and social development with grants from the University of Washington and the National Institute of Mental Health.
Author of various articles on children's emotional and social development, including bereavement and divorce.
American Psychological Association
Sigma Xi, Scientific Research Society
Society for Research in Child Development
Society for Research on Adolescence
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