Rochelle Drill, Ph.D., specializes in developmental and neuropsychological assessment, and in providing individual psychotherapy to children and adolescents. Given that entire family systems are impacted by the unique challenges associated with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and related disabilities, Dr. Drill focuses on treatment goals that benefit the diagnosed individual as well as the whole family.
As a Nationally Certified School Psychologist, Dr. Drill is well-versed in providing consultation, assessment, and treatment for toddlers and school age youth with complex challenges, including developmental disabilities, learning disabilities, behavior challenges, and mood disorders. She has experience working in a wide range of settings, including hospitals, public and private schools, and community mental health clinics. Dr. Drill values the importance of supporting families through consultation and collaboration with school teams to ensure that appropriate interventions and accommodations are set in place to address clients’ unique learning needs. Additionally, Dr. Drill has provided parent and teacher-training workshops focused on implementing behavioral intervention across home and school settings for children with neurodevelopmental disabilities to address common behavioral concerns, such as noncompliance, verbal/physical aggression, and tantrum behaviors. Dr. Drill works collaboratively with parents to introduce and implement evidence-based strategies to remediate problem behavior, and to address complex social challenges, anxiety, and self-regulation difficulties.
Dr. Drill has published articles in peer-reviewed scientific journals on the use of video self-modeling as a means of increasing on-task school behaviors and generalizing social skills across settings for children with ASD. Dr. Drill has also presented nationally on common reading difficulties among children with high-functioning autism and the utility of an intervention program to increase reading comprehension skills among children in this sub-population.
Before joining CAAT, she completed a post-doctoral fellowship at the Kennedy Krieger Institute/Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, in the Pediatric Developmental Disorders Clinic and simultaneously conducted neuropsychological assessments through the Department of Neuropsychology. Prior to that she completed her doctoral internship at Kennedy Krieger Institute/Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine with rotations in both, the Pediatric Developmental Disorders and Neurobehavioral Unit-Outpatient Clinics.
Dr. Drill earned both of her graduate degrees – her Doctoral Degree in School Psychology and her Master of Science in Learning and Developmental Sciences – at Indiana University-Bloomington. She concentrated her graduate studies on working with children with ASD. Dr. Drill earned dual Bachelor of Science Degrees – in Family Science and in Psychology – at the University of Maryland-College Park. As an undergraduate, she completed an internship at the Center for Autism Spectrum Disorders at Children’s National Medical Center which solidified her interest in working with children with ASD.