About DrRobDaniels

Dr. Rob Daniels designs practical, evidence-based education and treatment plans that improve learning and outcomes for children with complex challenges, including autism, ADHD, social skill deficits, disruptive behavior, and learning disabilities.

Working with children from pre-school through high school, Dr. Daniels’ clinical expertise focuses on positive strategies that empower parents and professionals to help children flourish. In addition to his intensive clinical experience, he adds a unique dimension to team-building based on his training in improvisational comedy at the acclaimed Second City Training Center in Chicago. This rare combination of clinical skill and ensemble training helps schools and families uplift children by enriching optimism and creativity, building resilience and confidence, and inspiring teamwork and cooperation.

Dr. Daniels has treated thousands of children since opening his practice in 2001, and is a sought-after trainer and consultant for school districts, agencies, and professional and parent organizations.

Clinical Approach

Chicago Children's Clinic


Selected Presentations

Dr Rob Daniels - Improvisation as Therapy

BA, High Honors and Distinction, University of Michigan

PhD, Illinois Institute of Technology
Residency, University of Washington School of Medicine

Licensures & Certification
Illinois Clinical Psychologist # 071-006306
Illinois State Board of Education Registered Independent Educational Evaluator
Certified Level V Trainer of Trainers of Pivotal Response Treatment (PRT) for Children with Autism

Professional Affiliations

American Psychological Association
Association for Positive Behavior Support
Autism Society of America
Golden Key International Honour Society
International Society for Autism Research
International Dyslexia Association
Jewish Child and Family Services 
Board Member
Psi Chi, National Honors Society in Psychology

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