Meet Our Authors

Leading Experts in Psychological Assessment

Dr. Erica Ailes


Dr. Ailes is licensed as a Clinical Psychologist in the state of Florida. She earned her Bachelor of Science in Psychology from the University of Central Florida in 2013. She has two master’s degrees. In 2016, she completed her M.A. in Clinical Psychology from the University of Central Florida. She was awarded her M.S. in Clinical Psychology from Nova Southeastern University in 2019. Dr. Ailes completed her Psy.D. in Clinical Psychology with a concentration in Neuropsychology at Nova Southeastern University in 2022.  

Her clinical and research interests include health and medical psychology across lifespan, nutritional psychology, the integration of multidisciplinary team-based healthcare, neuropsychological assessment, in addition to neurocognitive and neurodevelopmental disorders, particularly Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder and Alzheimer’s disease. To date, she has co-authored four peer-reviewed publications and one test manual and has contributed as the editor to one book publication. She has also presented 18 research projects to various national conferences as either the first author or co-author. Dr. Ailes has served as an ad hoc journal reviewer since 2017 for Applied Neuropsychology: Adult, and for Psychology, Health & Medicine since 2018.

Dr. Susan Mayes


Susan Mayes, PhD, is Chief Psychologist and Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at Penn State College of Medicine. Dr. Mayes earned her BA from Mount Holyoke College and PhD from the University of Pennsylvania.

Dr. Mayes is a certified school psychologist, licensed psychologist, and former elementary and special education teacher. She has 39 years experience with children who have autism, ADHD, learning disabilities, and other neurodevelopmental disorders. Dr. Mayes has evaluated over 3,000 children in her diagnostic clinic, and has earned awards for scoring at the 99th percentile in patient satisfaction. She has published over 75 articles on the diagnosis, treatment, and psychological functioning of children with autism, ADHD, and other neurodevelopmental disorders and has published diagnostic instruments, including the Checklist for Autism Spectrum Disorder and the Mayes Hyperactivity Observation System.

Dr. Arthur G. Mones


Art Mones, Ph.D., ABPP is a Diplomate in Clinical Psychology and Faculty in the Postgraduate Programs at the Derner Institute, Adelphi University. He has served as an AAMFT Approved Supervisor and is a Certified IFS Therapist. His previous publications include Transforming Troubled Children, Teens and Their Families: An Internal Family Systems Model for Healing, KidsWorld Psychotherapeutic Board Game along with a Therapist’s Guide to KidsWorld.
Art is based on Long Island, New York and in the Berkshires, Massachusetts. He offers Workshops and Consultation Groups on The Essence of Emotional Healing.

Dr. Gale Roid


Dr. Gale Roid is Professor of Education at SMU specializing in assessment and test development in the School of Education & Human Development. He was formerly Dunn Professor of Educational and Psychological Assessment, Department of Special Education, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tennessee. He is author of several well-known Stoelting tests including the Leiter-R and Merrill-Palmer-Revised.

Dr. Paige M. Siper


Paige Siper is a licensed clinical psychologist, Chief Psychologist of the
Seaver Autism Center for Research and Treatment, and an Assistant
Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai in New York City. She graduated with honors and distinction from Cornell University with a Bachelor of Science and earned her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from Yeshiva University. Dr. Siper completed her clinical psychology internship at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine and was the recipient of an Autism Speaks Meixner Translational Research Postdoctoral Fellowship. Her research focuses on sensory processing using behavioral and electrophysiological approaches. Dr. Siper’s work involves comprehensive characterization of sensory symptoms in order to identify biological and bio-behavioral markers of autism spectrum disorder and related conditions. Dr. Siper has a strong interest in the
inclusion of profoundly affected individuals in research studies.

Dr. Brian Syzdek


Dr. Brian Syzdek is a licensed clinical psychologist and Product Manager at Stoelting, developing new clinical tools and providing clinical support to clinicians. He holds a Psy.D. in clinical psychology, an M.S. in applied statistics, and a CADC.  He has worked clinically in schools, residential treatment, partial hospitalization programs, and clinics, providing individual and group therapy, conducting psychological assessments, conducting research, and developing programs.  Dr. Syzdek has conducted research in treatment outcome factors and processes, psychometric properties of assessments, and therapeutic applications of technology, resulting in published assessments, articles, books, and applications.

Dr. Teresa Tavassoli


Teresa Tavassoli completed her psychology training in Germany at the
University of Constance before conducting her Ph.D. on sensory reactivity in autism at the University of Cambridge in the UK under the tutelage of Prof. Baron-Cohen. Following, she worked as a Postdoctoral Fellow and Instructor at the Seaver Autism Center for Research and Treatment at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai in New York. She then returned to the UK to work as a postdoc at the University College London (UCL). 
Since 2017, Dr. Tavassoli has worked at the University of Reading, first
as a Lecturer and since 2019 as an Associate Professor. Her research is
dedicated to deepening our understanding of sensory reactivity in autism and its variation across the population. Her work uses multidisciplinary approaches to identify reliable ways to measure sensory reactivity, as well as to elucidate underlying mechanisms, and examine links to mental health symptoms.

Dr. Enid Wolf-Schein


Dr. Enid G. Wolf-Schein, Ed.D., CCC- SLP (Ret), and ASHA Fellow, has her Doctorate in Special Education and is a certified Speech Language Pathologist.  An ASHA Fellow, Dr. Wolf-Schein has published extensively in academic journals and provides training internationally. Her current efforts include consulting to programs for special needs.

Dr. Kimberly Young


Dr. Kimberly Young was a licensed psychologist and an internationally known expert on Internet addiction. She founded the Center for Internet Addiction in 1995 and was a professor at St. Bonaventure University publishing numerous articles and books including Caught in the Net, the first to identify Internet addiction, Tangled in the Web, Breaking Free of the Web, and Internet addiction: A Handbook and Guide for Evaluation and Treatment. Her work has been featured in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The London Times, USA Today, Newsweek, Time, CNN, CBS News, Fox News, Good Morning America, and ABC’s World News Tonight. She has received the Psychology in the Media Award from the Pennsylvania Psychological Association and the Alumni Ambassador Award for Outstanding Achievement from Indiana University at Pennsylvania. She served on the advisory board for The Internet Group in Toronto and the Japanese Ministry for the prevention and treatment of Internet Addiction.

Dr. Young founded the first US-based inpatient hospital clinic for Internet Addiction at the Bradford Regional Medical Center and she created the 3-6-9-12 Screen Smart Parenting Guidelines the first parenting guidelines based on a the developmental age of the child (ages 3-6-9-12 and beyond).