Damon Korb - Director|
Danny Arias - Personal Counselor, Performance Coach, Executive Function Strategist
Tara Arnaiz - Marriage and Family Therapist
Carolina Gavilanes - Education Specialist
Carlin Graveline - Speech and Language Pathologist
Cassandra Harms - Marriage and Family Therapist
Savita Joshi - Office Receptionist
Amy Korb - Business Manager
Sue Landaiche - Office Administrator
Joyia Moeller - Educational Psychologist
Cheri Nistler - Educational Psychologist
Jana Parker - Educational Psychologist
Jennifer Rich - Marriage and Family Therapist
> Michael Slone - Educational Psychologist, Behavior Analyst
Susie Todd - Administrative Assistant
Makenzie Wesner - Behavioral and Developmental Pediatric Nurse Practitioner
Lara Zawacki - Educational Psychologist, School Psychologist
Michael Slone, Psy.D., LEP, BCBA
Licensed Educational Psychologist
Board Certified Behavior Analyst
Dr. Michael Slone brings more than fifteen years of experience to the Center for Developing Minds, conducting
cognitive/neuropsychological, behavior, social-emotional and academic assessments and planning interventions
for students of all ages (preschool through college). An expert in learning disabilities, ADHD, emotional
disturbances and autism spectrum disorders, Dr. Slone's evaluations identify the specific brain and behavioral
strengths and weaknesses of each individual, leading to accurate diagnoses and effective treatments. His
evaluation recommendations assist students in reaching their potential, parents in best supporting their
children’s development, and schools in providing appropriate educational plans.
Dr. Slone, who is also a credentialed educator and administrator, has extensive experience in education in
addition to psychology. As a former school principal and special education director, Dr. Slone’s knowledge
of student learning and educational programming is uniquely broad. As a result, he is a frequent speaker at
both local and national events, and conducts seminars and training sessions throughout California. Over the
years he has trained hundreds of educators, psychologists and parents in understanding and promoting students’
behavior, learning, executive functioning skills and mental health, and has supervised graduate students who
are completing their school psychology internship and/or behavior analysis certification.
Dr. Slone is also the creator and facilitator of the Autism Spectrum Academy for Psychologists (ASAP)
and Behavior Intervention Case Manager (BICM) Certifications. In addition, his work on behalf of
individuals with disabilities has been recognized by organizations such as the Department of Developmental
Services (DDS) and in publications such as Identifying, Assessing and Treating Autism at School
(Brock et al., 2006). He is also published in the field of sports psychology, authoring Supporting
Students: The Role of High School Athletics (Slone, 2018).
Dr. Slone earned a B.A. with Honors in Psychology at Lewis & Clark College in Portland, a M.S. in School
Counseling and Psychology from California State University, Sacramento, and a Doctorate in Psychology (Psy.D.)
with a concentration in Neuropsychology from Alliant's California School of Education in San Francisco.
Michael enjoys spending his free time with his wife and their three active boys, and coaching youth sports.
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