Dr. Frank Gaskill

Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics
Charlotte, NC
26 years experience male

Locations

Office

Charlotte, NC

Address

6060 Piedmont Row Dr. South, #120, Charlotte, NC
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My office hours

Thursday: 8:00am - 6:00pm
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Insurances accepted

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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
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Frank Gaskill
Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics 26 years experience
Autism assessment: Typically a good child psychologist or pediatrician can do this. Here is a link for a good aspergers test. For any autism diagnosis an ados should b... Read More
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A 38-year-old male asked:
Dr. Frank Gaskill
Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics 26 years experience
Asperger's: Driving can be pretty scary if you think you are in control of all the other people who are around you. This is common with aspies. The idea is to r... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Frank Gaskill
Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics 26 years experience
Aspergers: The numbers run in the 1 in 88 to even more. Depends on how you define it. By my definition, way more! autism spectrum and aspergers in 8 mins. htt... Read More
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A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Frank Gaskill
Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics 26 years experience
Autism symptoms : Yes. Rigid thinking and sometimes many negative life experiences can exacerbate symptoms. Check out this video on youtube: http://youtu.Be/xg1ngp1... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Frank Gaskill
Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics 26 years experience
Aspergers: Not exactly sure what your question means but if you want to understand a little bit about asperger's you can start by watching this short video. ... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Frank Gaskill
Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics 26 years experience
Aspergers: No! there should not be a cure. Asperger's can be awesome. Self-acceptance and skills are the key. Watch this... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Frank Gaskill
Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics 26 years experience
Aspergers: Watch this show on testing and aspergers. It may help. http://youtu.be/g7ke5d_115e.
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Frank Gaskill
Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics 26 years experience
Aspergers: With irritability, low tolerance for frustration, and excessive rigidity I have seen Abilify (aripiprazole) do some very good things. Consult a board... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Frank Gaskill
Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics 26 years experience
Aspergers: Typicall there is not a language delay. Such delays are most often seen in autism but it is not unheard of. Here is my take on the spectrum http://... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Frank Gaskill
Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics 26 years experience
Aspergers: Try this video for more information. Check out this video on youtube: http://youtu.Be/xg1ngp1ngds.
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A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Frank Gaskill
Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics 26 years experience
Aspergers: Actually, it sounds as if you are having anxiety and possible panic attacks. Be sure to seek out a good psychologist who can help you build some skil... Read More
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A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Frank Gaskill
Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics 26 years experience
Aspergers: For sure the first thing you need to do is see a neurologist. If you need a referral go to a general physician or internist so that you can get a spe... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Frank Gaskill
Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics 26 years experience
Diagnosis: It is important to get a good eval to be sure. Can be hard to test if mild. This is my description of aspergers. It may be helpful. http://youtu.b... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Frank Gaskill
Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics 26 years experience
Sensory: Yes. As neurodevelopmental systems progress, maturity occurs. It can be accelerated by occupational therapy as well.
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Frank Gaskill
Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics 26 years experience
Asd: Find a good psychologist and get social skills groups plus parenting advice. Check out this video on youtube: http://youtu.Be/xg1ngp1ngds.
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Frank Gaskill
Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics 26 years experience
Aspergers: Best thing to do is find a good licensed psychologist who works with adults. Typical assessment involves interview and a good developmental history. ... Read More
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A 38-year-old male asked:
Dr. Frank Gaskill
Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics 26 years experience
Aspergers: Here are 2 articles i found. http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2012/06/120625203010.htm http://www.Futurehealth.Org/populum/pageproduct.Php?F... Read More
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A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Frank Gaskill
Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics 26 years experience
Aspergers: This can be really difficult. I have had several clients in the same situation and it takes some time and effort. My best successes have included fa... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Frank Gaskill
Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics 26 years experience
Aspergers: Actually it makes little difference. Review this show and see if it fits how you see the issue. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xg1ngp1ngds.
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A 42-year-old male asked:
Dr. Frank Gaskill
Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics 26 years experience
Aspergers: A licensed psychologist who runs social skills groups is the best way to go. Search for work done by jed baker online. He's awesome. Here is asperg... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Frank Gaskill
Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics 26 years experience
Asperger's: Yes. Gross motor difficulties are common but not in all cases. Clay marzon, #1 surfer in the world is aspie. So it depends. Here is an overview. ... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Frank Gaskill
Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics 26 years experience
Aspergers: There is really no such thing as high functioning autism. Watch these two videos to get a better understanding. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Frank Gaskill
Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics 26 years experience
Stimming: Essentially a way for the body to release energy. Can also be calming and soothing.
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Frank Gaskill
Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics 26 years experience
Autism: The best treatment is aba, social skills groups that are focused on vocational and social skills. Can make a big difference! http://www.Youtube.... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Frank Gaskill
Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics 26 years experience
Narcolepsy and ADHD : Yes. But treating both can be complicated especially with stimulants. However the most important thing is to be sure your diagnoses are accurate. Be s... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Frank Gaskill
Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics 26 years experience
Anxiety: Yes. Anxiety is real and has a real biological component. But there are things you can do. Here are some resources. http://blog.southeastpsych.com/?s... Read More
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A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Frank Gaskill
Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics 26 years experience
Aspergers: Please consult a good psychiatrist. Sometimes Abilify (aripiprazole) or resperdal can make a big difference in breaking up "freight train brain" and ... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Frank Gaskill
Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics 26 years experience
Anxiety: Here's a list! make a schedule that includes taking breaks and stick to the schedule. Practice yoga cut back on commitments exercise in moderati... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Frank Gaskill
Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics 26 years experience
Dyslexia: The only way to know what's happening regarding your child's learning is by completing a psychoeducational evaluation from a licensed psychologist or ... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Frank Gaskill
Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics 26 years experience
Aspergers: I'm actually working with a client struggling with this same issue. For him, it was about control and fear of change. He did not want to move classroo... Read More
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Frank Gaskill
Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics 26 years experience
Aspergers: I think aspergers is awesome and i often show this video to kids as a start. Check out this video on youtube: http://youtu.Be/xg1ngp1ngds.
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A female asked:
Dr. Frank Gaskill
Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics 26 years experience
Autism: This is a big question with big answers. Basically it is a developmental disorder that affects cognition and social development. And no, hitting is no... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Frank Gaskill
Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics 26 years experience
Aspergers: I think the best answer is that you can be who fits you the most. I think some aspies struggle with sexual identity and the best way to process this ... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Frank Gaskill
Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics 26 years experience
Diagnoses: Can't DX via this format. You definitely need a consult with a good psychologist or psychiatrist. Ask around for best reputations from OB or internist... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Frank Gaskill
Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics 26 years experience
Anxiety: No idea what noise anxiety is but it could be a sensory issue. Try checking out sensory integration issues online to see if that fits.
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Frank Gaskill
Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics 26 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
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Frank Gaskill
Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics 26 years experience
Aspergers: First check this out. Aspergers is awesome! the dsm5 failed. If you want to know a lot more. Watch my dr g aspie show at http://www.Southeastpsychst... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Frank Gaskill
Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics 26 years experience
Aspergers: Consider showing him this! check out this video on youtube: http://youtu.Be/xg1ngp1ngds.
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A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Frank Gaskill
Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics 26 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.
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Frank Gaskill
Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics 26 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
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Frank Gaskill
Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics 26 years experience
Aspergers: Research is suggesting spectrum kids may be awash in serotonin in utero. There is speculation that ssri's may not be the best route in treating some ... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Frank Gaskill
Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics 26 years experience
Anxiety: Talking with a good psychologist could help you figure out what's happening quickly and give you good treatment options. Here is a link to some resour... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Frank Gaskill
Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics 26 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
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A 41-year-old male asked:
Dr. Frank Gaskill
Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics 26 years experience
Dsm 5 wrong. : Aspergers identity worth support and name. Aspergers is awesome! the dsm5 failed. If you want to know a lot more. Watch my dr g aspie show at http:/... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Frank Gaskill
Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics 26 years experience
Aspergers: This can be frustrating but talk to a dietician and psychologist who understand this issue. Try food chaining. This may help. http://youtu.be/3c_sahzn... Read More
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Frank Gaskill
Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics 26 years experience
Aspergers: Can't really answer this question. Too many variables but a good educational consultant may be able to help. Here is my take on aspergers. Autism spe... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Frank Gaskill
Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics 26 years experience
Aspergers: Yes! watch this. Autism spectrum and aspergers in 8 mins. Check it! http://youtu.Be/xg1ngp1ngds.
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Frank Gaskill
Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics 26 years experience
Aspergers: First know what aspergers is. Watch this first. Autism spectrum and aspergers in 8 mins. Check it! http://youtu.Be/xg1ngp1ngds.
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Frank Gaskill
Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics 26 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
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Frank Gaskill
Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics 26 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
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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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