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Dr. Frank Gaskill

Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics
Charlotte, NC
25 years experience male

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Office

Charlotte, NC

Address

6060 Piedmont Row Dr. South, #120, Charlotte, NC
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Wednesday: 8:00am - 6:00pm
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Southeast Psych

Charlotte, NC

About

Bio

<h1>Frank W. Gaskill</h1> From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia http://youtu.be/Xg1Ngp1nGds Frank W. Gaskill, Ph.D. is a licensed psychologist who specializes in Asperger’s, effective parenting, and how technology and kids can interface successfully. He is a founding partner at SoutheastPsych.com <h1></h1> <table><tbody><tr><th>Birthdate</th></tr><tr><td>January 11, 1969</td></tr><tr><th>Occupation</th></tr><tr><td>Psychologist, author</td></tr><tr><th>Residence</th></tr><tr><td>Charlotte, NC</td></tr><tr><th>Alma mater</th></tr><tr><td>University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill (B.A., 1991, M.Ed., 1996, Ph.D., 1997)</td></tr><tr><th>Influences</th></tr><tr><td> David Verhaagen , Rune Simeonsson, George Lucas , Temple Grandin , George Romero </td></tr><tr><td> <ul><li> Frank W. Gaskill (born January 11, 1969) is a licensed psychologist who specializes in Asperger’s, effective parenting, and how technology and kids can interface successfully. He is a founding partner at Southeast Psych, a large psychology practice in Charlotte, North Carolina. Gaskill is the co-author of Max Gamer (2011, Hero House Publishing ), a graphic novel about Asperger’s. [1] </li></ul> </td></tr></tbody></table><h2>Education and experience</h2> Gaskill received his B.A., M.A., and Ph.D. in Psychology and School Psychology from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill . Prior to founding Southeast Psych, he worked at The Devereux Foundation in Devon, Pennsylvania, serving as their Primary Therapist and Senior Research Psychologist for the Institute for Clinical Training and Research (ICTR). <h2>Publications and presentations</h2> Gaskill is the co-author of Max Gamer, a graphic novel about Asperger’s. His work has been featured in USA Today, [2] NPR, [3] and newspapers around the country. [4] In addition, Gaskill has published research on changes in ability and achievement scores over time, and the impact on children classified as learning disabled. [5] Gaskill gives approximately 15 presentations/conferences per year across the southeast covering topics such as Asperger’s and “E-parenting.” [6] Drawing on his years of experience in private practice, Gaskill is currently focused on an initiative he developed with Dr. David Verhaagen called “A Dream Practice,” which aims to equip professionals to build the practice of their dreams. [7]

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Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

108 Answers
42 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Frank Gaskill
Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics 25 years experience
Autism: Really hard to know this without more information. This is my take on the spectrum. I hope it helps. Autism spectrum and aspergers in 8 mins. Check it... Read More
A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Frank Gaskill
Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics 25 years experience
Aspergers autism : Think of autism as extreme aspergers. Autism typically severe language delays and cognitive impairment. Here is a video about aspergers. http://yout... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Frank Gaskill
Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics 25 years experience
Aspergers: First. Watch this show on what aspergers is. Autism spectrum and aspergers in 8 mins. http://youtu.be/xg1ngp1ngds then seek out a good licensed psy... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Frank Gaskill
Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics 25 years experience
Aspergers: Aspergers and anxiety can and often do co-exist. Aspies can have a more intense fight or flight response than other folks. But they can also be more s... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Frank Gaskill
Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics 25 years experience
Aspergers: First take a look at this video to get an overview of asperger's. Then it will likely be clear. Main issues are social difficulties and trouble with... Read More
A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Frank Gaskill
Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics 25 years experience
Aspergers and DSM5: Treatment will not change. But very frustrating. Watch this video for my answer. http://youtu.be/f5sfe6dqhro.
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Frank Gaskill
Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics 25 years experience
Intelligence: This is actually very straight forward. A licensed psychologist can administer an iq test as well as a test of adaptive functioning such as the vinela... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Frank Gaskill
Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics 25 years experience
Aspergers: Your best bet is going to be any of the following: an occupational therapist, physical therapist, or a rehabilitation program familiar with gross and ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Frank Gaskill
Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics 25 years experience
Aspergers: This is my take on aspergers. Autism spectrum and aspergers in 8 mins. http://youtu.be/xg1ngp1ngds. I highly recommend to book aspergirls. Also ... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Frank Gaskill
Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics 25 years experience
Picky Eating: This can be brutal but is easily treatable. Try these videos for some help! it's all about food chaining. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3c_sahznat... Read More
A 16-year-old male asked:
Dr. Frank Gaskill
Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics 25 years experience
Aspergers: This is more of a behavioral issue. His most favored interest (being online) needs to be linked, chained, and rewarded by socializing with the family ... Read More
A 38-year-old male asked:
Dr. Frank Gaskill
Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics 25 years experience
Asperger's: Aspies have superconnected brains. I call it freigh train brain. It is sometimes associated with adhd but basically means you can zero in on details... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Frank Gaskill
Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics 25 years experience
Dyspraxia: This is a pretty complicated question and requires a good assessment from a neuropsychologist. Here is a uk website that might help. http://www.dyspr... Read More
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Frank Gaskill
Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics 25 years experience
Aspergers resource: For overview of aspergers watch this. http://youtu.be/xg1ngp1ngds anything by jed baker or tony attwood is excellent as well.
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Frank Gaskill
Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics 25 years experience
Aspergers dating: Of course! aspergers is awesome... Watch this for more info. http://youtu.be/xg1ngp1ngds.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Frank Gaskill
Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics 25 years experience
Aspergers: Shyness does not equate asperger's. But a licensed psychologist can help you figure out which is which. Here is a video overview. http://www.youtub... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Frank Gaskill
Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics 25 years experience
Aspergers: Yes! this is critical. Be factual and caring at the same time. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xg1ngp1ngds.
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Frank Gaskill
Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics 25 years experience
Yes and no: We are better able to recognize it earlier on and so the numbers are on the rise. Here is an overview of one version of the spectrum. http://youtu... Read More
A 22-year-old member asked:
Dr. Frank Gaskill
Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics 25 years experience
Aspergers: There should never be a "cure" for asperger's. I find it to be a more highly evolved brain. Watch my explanation here. But there are downsides as... Read More
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Frank Gaskill
Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics 25 years experience
Aspergers: Treatment includes social skills groups, parenting strategies, job coaching, and life skill development. This is aspergers in a nutshell http://ww... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Frank Gaskill
Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics 25 years experience
Aspergers: Yes! asperger's is awesome. Learn more about it here... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xg1ngp1ngds.
A 22-year-old member asked:
Dr. Frank Gaskill
Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics 25 years experience
Aspergers: Stimming is typically a expression of anxiety but is also a self-soothing strategy. I typically do not try to make these behaviors stop but channel t... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Frank Gaskill
Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics 25 years experience
Aspergers: Really no good stats on this but i will tell you aspies typically marry other aspies or a very high social woman who tends to be a psychologist, teach... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Frank Gaskill
Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics 25 years experience
Ye sand no: Men with asperger's tend to be more obvious than women with asperger's. Part of the reason for this is that women tend to be better socially than men ... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Frank Gaskill
Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics 25 years experience
Aspergers: Yes. With most aspies, gross motor functioning can be a struggle. Typically ot and pt are the best routes. Here is my overview. http://www.youtube... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Frank Gaskill
Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics 25 years experience
Aspergers: Yes, it is. Typically the fight or flight centers of the brain can be on heightened alert. Relaxation and cbt (cognitive behavioral treatment) can b... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Frank Gaskill
Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics 25 years experience
Asperger's: Not at this point. There is a genetic component but at this point the direct link is unknown. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xg1ngp1ngds.
A 38-year-old male asked:
Dr. Frank Gaskill
Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics 25 years experience
Aspergers: The two are not related. Separate the diagnoses.
A member asked:
Dr. Frank Gaskill
Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics 25 years experience
Anxiety: Good therapy and practical cbt (cognitive behavioral therapy) from an experienced licensed psychologist can make a world of difference. Here is an ar... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Frank Gaskill
Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics 25 years experience
Testing autism: The protocol is rather straightforward if you have a good neurodevelopmental psychologist or one who specializes in autism. Here is a clip to help h... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Frank Gaskill
Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics 25 years experience
Aspergers: They are very different. Typically autism has severe speech delay and an iq below 70. Aspergers is usually average to have average intelligence. Autis... Read More
A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Frank Gaskill
Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics 25 years experience
Aspergers: Not sure about your question but here is an overview autism spectrum and aspergers in 8 mins. Check it! http://youtu.Be/xg1ngp1ngds.
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Frank Gaskill
Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics 25 years experience
Aspergers: This is simple and hard. Live a good life, push your comfort zones, become a human detective and accept and embrace you are awesome. Watch this...Asp... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Frank Gaskill
Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics 25 years experience
Unclear: In Asperger girls (aspergirls) there does seem to be a higher percentage of homosexuality but clear research is this area has not been completed. Asp... Read More
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Frank Gaskill
Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics 25 years experience
Aspergers: I actually consider it a better kind of brain but social skill building the key. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xg1ngp1ngds.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Frank Gaskill
Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics 25 years experience
Life with Aspergers: Live a good life now and in the future. It's not that symptoms get severe. It's about continuing to understand yourself and fill out those parts of ... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Frank Gaskill
Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics 25 years experience
Aspergers: First know what aspergers is. Watch this first. Autism spectrum and aspergers in 8 mins. Check it! http://youtu.Be/xg1ngp1ngds.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Frank Gaskill
Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics 25 years experience
Anxiety: An anxiety or panic attack can feel like your heart is racing, that electricity is flowing through your arms, and can include shortness of breath. Bas... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Frank Gaskill
Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics 25 years experience
Aspergers: Aspergers and adhd coexist a great deal of the time. The frontal lobes are superconnected and shifting attention or know what to attend to at the cor... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Frank Gaskill
Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics 25 years experience
Aspergers: Yes for sure but seek out a good md and licensed psychologist who can differentiate issues associated with both. Autism spectrum and aspergers in 8 m... Read More
A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Frank Gaskill
Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics 25 years experience
Autism: You need more information. Seek out a licensed psychologist. Here is a video describing the correct process. Youtube: http://youtu.Be/g7ke5d_115e.
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Frank Gaskill
Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics 25 years experience
Aspergers: Yes! watch this. Autism spectrum and aspergers in 8 mins. Check it! http://youtu.Be/xg1ngp1ngds.
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Frank Gaskill
Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics 25 years experience
Fragile x: I think many things past and present can be misdiagnosed. Especially when genetics are involved. Research and technology making it better every year. ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Frank Gaskill
Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics 25 years experience
Aspergers: No. There is definitely a genetic link but it is not 1:1. Here is an overview of my take on the spectrum. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xg1ngp1ngd... Read More
A 38-year-old male asked:
Dr. Frank Gaskill
Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics 25 years experience
Aspergers and Genes: Actually. I think genetics is the definitive answer.
A 38-year-old male asked:
Dr. Frank Gaskill
Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics 25 years experience
Aspergers: Aspergers is a over connected mind. Adhd is more of an issue related to executive function and transitions. Many aspies are also adhd but seek out a l... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Frank Gaskill
Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics 25 years experience
Aspergers: Often aspies can struggle with anxiety which can result is a variety of issues. Some if these can include ulcers and panic. Rule out physical issues a... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Frank Gaskill
Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics 25 years experience
Anxiety: This is not uncommon and you are not going crazy. Typically has association with lots of stress in life and not dealing with it directly. Here are s... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Frank Gaskill
Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics 25 years experience
Aspergers: Watch these two shows for my most clear answer. Autism spectrum and aspergers in 8 mins. http://youtu.be/xg1ngp1ngds. Aspergers and the dsm5 http://... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Frank Gaskill
Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics 25 years experience
Anxiety: For sure reach out to a licensed psychologist. Seek out cbt (cognitive behavioral therapy) and make sure the rapport is good. Here are some tips. ... Read More

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May 11, 2013
Dr. Gaskill is providing a true service to the public via Health Tap. His exceptional knowledge base of ASD makes him a valued member of the team. I recommend Dr. Gaskill.
Mar 24, 2013
Dr. Gaskill provides informed and articulate answers, especially in the areas of Asperger's and Autistic Spectrum disorders. I'm glad he's here on HealthTap!
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! Asperger label is gone but i feel a large core of HSEnspeople are Aspi
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! You are right. Aspie is Awesome! Thanks for your support.
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Thanks for your quick reply! my child May have this ?? just real scared and finding things out.

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

The University of North Carolina
Graduated 1997MD

Awards

Top Doctor, First Place, Charlotte, NC - Winter
2013
Thought Leader, Second Place, Charlotte, NC - Winter
2013
Top Pediatric Developmental and Behavioral Specialist, First Place, National - Winter
2013

Affiliations

advisor to http://www.tykoon.com
Studio Head to http://www.Southeastpsychstudios.com
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