Licensed Psychologist, Associate Professor of Pediatrics
Organization: Children’s Learning Institute/LoneStar LEND, University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston
Michael Assel, Ph.D. is an Associate Professor of Pediatrics at the Children’s Learning Institute at the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. Dr. Assel received his doctorate from the University of Houston in Counseling Psychology and interned in the Houston Independent School District’s Psychological Services Department. Following completion of his degree, Dr. Assel completed post-doctoral training at UTHSC-Houston. As one of the staff psychologists in the Dan L. Duncan Neurodevelopmental Clinic, Dr. Assel routinely evaluates children with a range of development differences (e.g., Autistic Spectrum Disorders, Language Delays, Learning Disabilities, and ADHD). Dr. Assel is a Core Faculty Member of the LoneStar LEND (i.e., Learning and Education in Neurodevelopmental Disabilities) which is a postdoctoral training program which seeks to improve global service delivery, including increased identification and diagnosis of Autistic Spectrum and other Neurodevelopmental Disabilities. Dr. Assel also performs Independent Educational Evaluations on numerous children whose parents are struggling to obtain effective school based interventions for ASDs. His research interests include assessment, instrument construction, large program evaluations, and observational coding systems used to evaluate teaching environments.