I am a clinical neuropsychologist with a subspecialty in pediatric neuropsychology. Children are continually developing — physically, emotionally, behaviorally and cognitively. Those with medical conditions can struggle in one or more of these areas. Through neuropsychological evaluation, I examine a child’s functioning as a whole and identify strengths and weaknesses to determine what a child needs to thrive.
Children operate in many different “worlds.” These worlds can include school or daycare with their teachers and peers; at home with parents and siblings; in the community with friends and extended family; and in the hospital with doctors, nurses and therapists. I work with families and providers to use evaluation results to guide treatment and educational planning, measure progress and demonstrate eligibility for special educational services.
In addition to evaluating patients, I conduct research that focuses on the process of neuropsychological evaluation. I’m particularly interested in the evaluation report. We are striving to learn what makes this report effective and also user-friendly for families, schools and medical providers.
In my spare time I enjoy traveling. I have visited places around the globe, and I have many more that I still want to visit. There is always so much to see and learn!
PhD: University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM.
Internship: Texas Children's Hospital, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX.
Fellowship: Texas Children's Hospital, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX.
Pediatric neuropsychology; genetic conditions
Behavioral Medicine, Neuropsychology
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Improving Anxiety Screening in Patients with Turner Syndrome. Hormone Research in Paediatrics: from developmental endocrinology to clinical research. 2022; 95:68-75.
Late Effects of Treatment for Childhood Brain and Spinal Tumors. Brain and Spinal Tumors of Childhood. Boca Raton, FL: Taylor & Francis; 2020.
Late Effects of Treatment for Childhood Brain and Spinal Tumors. Brain and Spinal Tumors of Childhood. : Taylor & Francis; Taylor & Francis; 2020.
Changes in child functioning pre-to post-neuropsychological evaluation. Child Neuropsychology. 2020; 26:711-720.
Evolution of parental knowledge and efficacy across the pediatric neuropsychological evaluation process. The Clinical Neuropsychologist. 2019; 33:743-759.
Transition Considerations for Turner Syndrome. Transitioning from Pediatric to Adult Care in Endocrinology. : Springer Nature; Springer Nature; 2019.
Pediatric Case of Sickle Cell Disease. Physician's Field Guide to Neuropsychology. : Springer Nature; Springer Nature; 2019.