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Sally J. Logerquist


Sally J. Logerquist, Ph.D., P.L.L.C.


Dr. Sally Logerquist is a licensed psychologist with over 25 years of experience in school and clinical settings. She earned a Ph.D. in Educational Psychology and a M.Ed. in counseling from Arizona State University. She works with children, teens and adults.

Dr. Logerquist conducts evaluations to diagnose a wide range of exceptionalities including: giftedness, ADHD, autism, anxiety, learning disorders, gifted & developmental disabilities, and twice-exceptionality (gifted with a disability i.e., autism, ADHD). The focus of evaluations of individuals suspected of having an autism spectrum disorder, include the assessment of current symptoms as well as and early developmental symptoms. In some cases she observes the client at their school/work setting and conducts a Functional Behavioral Assessments. Information obtained in the evaluation is integrated and made available for families, schools and referring professionals. Recommendations are based on evidence-based practices.

Therapy sessions are designed to address skill deficits as well as performance deficits. Skill deficits are impairments in the processing of social information (i.e., reading facial cues). Performance deficits are emotional responses (i.e., anxiety) that impede the individual’s ability to performance a social skill that is in his/her repertoire. In some cases, an individual may are able to demonstrate a skill perfectly, with a familiar person and situation, however, when the person or situation is unfamiliar, they become anxious and unable to perform the skill. Therapy activities are designed to reduce skill deficits by teaching and practicing social skills as well as reducing the performance deficits by teaching and practicing calming strategies to reduce any anxiety associated with social situations. The goal is to provide individuals with the necessary skills to experience positive reactions to their social interactions, and in doing so, develop a confident attitude regarding their own ability to address social situations.


Arizona State University
Educational Psychology
Tempe, AZ
Ph.D. Educational Psychology
Arizona State University
Tempe, AZ
M. Ed. Counseling
Graceland College
Lamoni, IA
B.A. Education
Minor: Psychology


1996 - Present
State of Arizona
Board of Psychological Examiners
License Certificate #3412
1989 - Present
Certified School Psychologist
ADOS & ADIR Clinical & Research Training
National Autism Center
Boston, MA
TEACCH training
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

|Clinical Experience

2013 - Present
The Nicholls Group
Scottsdale, AZ
2009 - 2013
Logerquist Ph.D., PLLC
Scottsdale, AZ
2005 - 2007
Center for Autism Research and Education
Phoenix, AZ
2003 - 2005
Logerquist Ph.D., PLLC
Scottsdale, AZ
2001 - 2003
Melmed Center
Scottsdale, AZ

|School Psychologist

2005 - 2012
Washington Elementary School District
Phoenix, AZ
School Psychologist
2002 - 2003
Madison School District
Phoenix, AZ
School Psychologist
1993 - 2001
Tempe Elementary District
Tempe, AZ
School Psychologist
1991 - 2003
Mesa Public Schools
Mesa, AZ
School Psychologist

|Selected Publications, Presentations & Invited Addresses

Dr. Logerquist consults on issues related to accommodations for individuals with disabilities.

She has also been a speaker for many national and state groups, such as the American Psychology Association, and the National Parent Institute of the Arizona Association. She has published and participated in contemporary research studies. A selected few are provided below:

  • Logerquist, S., & Jackson, S. (November, 2015). The impact of anxiety of gifted children with autism spectrum disorders. Presentation at the National Parent Institute of the Arizona Association for Gifted and Talented, Phoenix, Arizona.
  • Logerquist, S., & Jackson, S. (September, 2014). Understanding legal and educational options for your twice-exceptional child. Presentation at the Parent Institute of the Arizona Association for Gifted and Talented, Phoenix, Arizona.
  • Logerquist, S., & Jackson, S. (October, 2013) Is My Child Twice-Exceptional? Giftedness and Autism Spectrum Disorders Presentation at the Parent Institute of the Arizona Association for Gifted and Talented, Phoenix, Arizona.
  • Logerquist, S., (2010). “Assessment of Individuals with Procedures and Pitfalls.” N. Mather & L. Jaffe, (Eds.), “Comprehensive Evaluations: Case Reports for Psychologists, Diagnosticians, and Special Educators” (pp. 1-7). Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons.
  • Rossignol D, Rossingol L, Smith S, Schneider C, Logerquist S, Usman A, Neubrander J, Madren E, Hintz G, Grushkin B, and Muper E, (2009). “Hyperbaric Treatment for Children with Autism: a Multicenter, Randomized, Double-blind, Controlled Trial.” BMC Pediatrics, 2009, 9:21.

|Honors and Professional Society Membership

  • Scottsdale Psychological Society; Past President
  • Arizona Psychological Association
  • American Psychological Association
  • Autism Society of America
  • Arizona Neuropsychological Society