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!
Pediatric neuropsychology; genetic conditions
Assistant Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics
Behavioral Medicine, Neuropsychology