One of the most important things we do at the Thompson Center is perform in-depth psychological evaluations for children with neurodevelopmental disorders. Each evaluation can take hours and we would not be able to perform nearly enough without the support of our dedicated psychology technicians!
This June, we will meet our amazing psych techs and learn a little bit more about them and why they are passionate about working with children with autism! First, we will meet Page Phillips!
What’s your name?
Where did you grow up?
I grew up in Joplin, MO.
What is your position at the Thompson Center?
I’m a psychology technician.
How long have you worked at the Thompson Center?
I’ve been working here for two years.
What is your role at the Thompson Center?
I administer cognitive assessments to our patients, the results of which are used for diagnostic purposes. I’m primarily involved in our Pediatric Neuropsychology Clinic and Autism Neuropsychology Clinic, as well as our Concussion Clinics!
What got you interested in working with autism?
My first experience with someone who was not neurotypical was my cousin Aidan, with whom I grew up closely. He taught me to appreciate the things that make us different at a young age. I consider my relationship with Aidan to be the primary influence that led me to this field, and I love being reminded of him daily while I’m at work!
What is your favorite thing about working at the Thompson Center?
The kiddos we work with help me grow and become a better person everyday. I learn something new and grow -whether personally or professionally- from every clinic and every patient.