Hillary Hurst Bush, Ph.D., Author at MGH Clay Center for Young Healthy Minds

Articles by Hillary Hurst Bush, Ph.D.

Hillary Hurst Bush, PhD, is a licensed psychologist at the Learning and Emotional Assessment Program (LEAP) at Massachusetts General Hospital. She has expertise in the neuropsychological and psychological assessment of children, adolescents and young adults with learning, emotional, social and behavioral issues. A Massachusetts native, Dr. Bush earned a bachelor’s degree from Wellesley College and master’s and doctoral degrees in clinical psychology from the University of Massachusetts Boston. She completed a doctoral internship focused on the assessment and treatment of children and adolescents with autism at the Indiana University School of Medicine. She completed postdoctoral training in pediatric neuropsychological and psychological assessment at LEAP. She has presented her research at regional and national conferences and has been published in peer-reviewed journals including Child Neuropsychology, Journal of Applied School Psychology and The Journal of Genetic Psychology.

AsperDad: Growing Up With a Parent on the Autism Spectrum (Maybe)

March 4, 2020

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AsperDad: Growing Up With a Parent on the Autism Spectrum (Maybe)

This blog post is part of a series entitled  Real Lives, Real Stories.  The following person’s account of his/her personal experience has been published with her consent to support the mission of The Clay Center for Young Healthy Minds, and to let others in similar situations not feel so alone.  ***  Listen to Hillary’s story on our podcast, […]

Dyslexia, Part 4: Transitioning from High School to College

July 10, 2018

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Dyslexia, Part 4: Transitioning from High School to College

This blog is the fourth in a series on dyslexia. Topics previously addressed include Dyslexia 101, understanding treatment, and school accommodation options available. Sarah was an outgoing and bright teenager in her senior year at a public high school. She was a star violinist in the school orchestra and, on the weekends, enjoyed working at a local […]

Dyslexia, Part 3: Accommodation Options Available

June 5, 2018

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Dyslexia, Part 3: Accommodation Options Available

This blog is the third in a series on dyslexia. Topics previously addressed include Dyslexia 101, and understanding treatment. Topics to be addressed further in include accommodation options available, and the transition of a child to life, school, etc. following diagnosis. Rosita was a bright, energetic, and happy eight-year-old Latina girl who attended her local public […]