Lindsay Whitman, Ph.D. conducts neuropsychological assessments with children and adolescents. A neuropsychological evaluation is helpful when it is suspected that a child is struggling with a learning disability, developmental delay, or intellectual disability and/or is experiencing difficulty with skills such as attention, memory, or executive functioning (i.e., working memory, organization, planning). This type of evaluation may also be indicated for children who are experiencing behavioral, social, or psychological difficulties or in whom the reason for the difficulty is largely unclear. The process works to identify any appropriate clinical diagnoses, but more importantly, works to clearly identify the types of support services will enable a child to perform at their best.
Dr. Whitman conducts all neuropsychological procedures herself, strives to generate reports that are streamlined and clearly written, and provides timely verbal feedback sessions. A comprehensive written report follows within days of the feedback session. It is standard procedure for Dr. Whitman to speak confidentially with teachers and any outside providers who know the child well.
Dr. Whitman’s clinical training includes the evaluation of children, adolescents, and adults presenting with a variety of cognitive risk factors including developmental delay, intellectual disability, autism spectrum disorder (ASD), learning disabilities (e.g., dyslexia), attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (AD/HD), traumatic brain injury, and psychiatric/mood difficulties. Her postdoctoral fellowship at New York University Comprehensive Epilepsy Center provided specialized training in the cognitive assessment and pre-surgical evaluation of individuals with seizures/epilepsy. Dr. Whitman has presented empirical research at national and international neuropsychology conferences and has published a number of peer-reviewed articles on issues related to cognitive functioning in epilepsy and adolescent personality development.
Dr. Whitman is a licensed clinical psychologist in the state of New York. She completed a Ph.D. in clinical psychology/neuropsychology at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science/The Chicago Medical School. She completed internship at West Virginia University School of Medicine and a two-year postdoctoral fellowship in clinical neuropsychology at New York University Comprehensive Epilepsy Center. Dr. Whitman holds a Masters degree in Early Childhood Risk and Development from Harvard Graduate School of Education and a Bachelors degree in Nutritional Sciences from Cornell University.