Megan Beardmore, PhD, NCSP
Dr. Megan Beardmore is a licensed school psychologist with expertise in assessment and treatment of children and young adults with neurodevelopmental disorders and commonly co-occurring challenges such as emotion dysregulation. Originally from Iowa, she received her graduate training at the University of Arizona where she practiced in schools and community mental health settings. During her predoctoral internship, she served as the evaluation coordinator at a K-8 school, a role that involves determining special education eligibility. Dr. Beardmore then received specialized postdoctoral training in the assessment and treatment of children with ASD at The Help Group and UCLA. She later worked in a nonpublic school where she developed a social skills program and provided teacher training. Currently, Dr. Beardmore works at Spectrum Psych, splitting her time between conducting psychological evaluations and providing outpatient therapy. Her focus in assessment tends to target psychoeducational, social-emotional, and autism-specific referrals. In therapy, she draws upon a flexible, integrative blend of evidence-based and holistic interventions.
Presentation Title: Therapeutic Applications of Polyvagal Theory for Neurodivergent Individuals
Objectives: 1) Explore the link between autonomic dysfunction and ASD; 2) Learn body-based interventions to improve emotion regulation