Dr. Kate Dryden
ABA Clinic Consultant
Katherine M. Dryden, Ph.D. has been practicing at Grew, Morter, & Hartye since 2007 and is our Learn with the Best ABA Clinic consultant. Dr. Dryden works with toddlers, children, adolescents, and their families. She specializes in the evaluation and treatment of Autism Spectrum Disorders. Her interests also include the assessment of childhood social and emotional functioning, early childhood development, and the assessment/treatment of developmental disorders, anxiety, and ADHD in children and adolescents. She provides Early Kindergarten Evaluations, IQ and Academic Achievement testing for children and adolescents, and developmental screenings for toddlers and children. Dr. Dryden also provides individual therapy for children and adolescents as part of the parent-child model at Grew, Morter, & Hartye.
Dr. Dryden's theoretical perspective when working with children and adolescents is derived from a strengths-based approach. This approach emphasizes a person’s special abilities and resilience, as opposed to areas of weakness. Dr. Dryden draws upon this strengths-based philosophy during developmental and educational evaluations. She also draws from an ecological and family systems approach to treatment, which considers a child's development in relation to broader family and community contexts. Dr. Dryden provides a cognitive behavioral approach to individual and group therapy with children and adolescents. Dr. Dryden is trained in Applied Behavioral Analysis (ABA) for intervention with children diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorders. She is also trained and certified in Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy with children and families, as well as Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) for adolescents and young adults.