Dr. Kachman began working in the Deaf community in 1977 when he worked as an interpreter in a middle school and later as a coordinator in a community agency that served the Deaf community. Before coming to work at Gallaudet in 1986, he served for three years as psychologist and administrator at the Center for Unique Learners in Rockville, Maryland. He served for ten years as the school psychologist at the Kendall Demonstration Elementary School on Gallaudet's campus and joined the CAPS staff in June 1996. In addition to serving as the associate director of Counseling and Psychological Services, in July 2008, he became the director of Student Affairs Assessment, focusing on institutional assessment of student learning and program effectiveness for Student Affairs and Academic Support. He is the cofounder of the Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing Children Interest Group of the National Association of School Psychologists and serves as moderator for its listserv. His clinical focus is on psychological assessment, specializing in learning disabilities, attention deficit disorders, and autism spectrum disorders.
Licensed Psychologist in the District of Columbia and Maryland
Nationally Certified School Psychologist