John Taylor, Ph.D.

John F. Taylor, Ph.D., is a clinical specialist and has become a nationally-known author and speaker. Dr. Taylor has treated hundreds of children, adolescents and adults symptomatic of Sensory Processing Disorder occurring in most individuals with ADHD and on the autism spectrum. He is a strong advocate of a multi-dimensional approach to treatment, incorporating principles from behavioral health along with sensory-motor interventions and addressing brain physiological processes. The father of four children with these symptoms, Dr. Taylor has produced 30 major works in this field including landmark publications such as Learn to Have Fun with Your Senses (for sensory-avoiding children) and The Survival Guide for Kids with ADD or ADHD. Listed in Who’s Who Among Service Professionals, Who’s Who in the West, and The International Who’s Who of Professionals, Dr. Taylor has been a guest on nationally broadcast interview shows, a featured columnist and a producer of landmark video and audio learning tools to assist these children and teens, including The School Success Tool Kit and The ADD Student at School. An innovator in the field of diagnosis, he is a consultant and item writer for Wechsler and other intelligence scales, the co-developer of the Taylor-Graham Simplified Version of the MMPI and the developer of the Taylor Hyperactivity Screening Checklist. Dr. Taylor has been a psychology instructor at UT-Chattanooga and has presented to thousands of clinicians, therapists, teachers and parents nationwide. He earned his Ph.D. and MA in psychology from Kent State University.