Michelle Humm, Ph.D. is a licensed clinical psychologist and formally trained pediatric neuropsychologist with over a decade of experience conducting evaluations of children and adolescents with acquired or developmental neurocognitive disorders.
Her areas of expertise include ADHD, dyslexia and other learning disabilities, autism spectrum disorders, developmental delays, long term outcomes of children exposed to substances in utero, traumatic brain injuries, epilepsy, and effects of neurological diseases on cognitive functioning and learning. Dr. Humm has extensive experience performing evaluations with children as young as infants/toddlers through young adulthood.
When asked why she pursued this line of work, Dr. Humm responds, “I am passionate about approaching each child as a unique individual and working to understand their particular areas of strength and weakness so I can help develop the most personalized treatment plan I can. The testing we conduct tells us a lot about how each person’s brain works and gives us insight into what treatments would be helpful.”
Dr. Humm spends time with parents and caregivers to make sure they understand how their child’s test results impact their daily functioning and how they, as parents, teachers, coaches, and other caregivers, can work together to help support their child in an individualized way. “Parents want to know how they can help their child succeed, and it’s my job to help them understand how the testing results translate into practical answers.”
With three children of her own, Dr. Humm recognizes the importance of empowering parents and caregivers to be advocates for their children. “With the proper supports in place, anyone can be successful, and I value being a part of that process.”
Dr. Humm obtained her doctoral degree in Child Clinical Psychology and Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience at the University of Denver. She completed an APA approved internship in pediatric neuropsychology at Children’s Hospital Colorado and an ABPP/CN fellowship in pediatric neuropsychology at the University of Illinois Medical Center’s Center for Cognitive Medicine. She has served as the director of neuropsychology within a behavioral health practice as well as managing a successful private practice. She has published and presented research on children with ADHD, dyslexia, and autism.