Dr. Karen Wilson

West LA Neuropsychology
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Services I Provide

My neuropsychological evaluations help clarify diagnoses (if appropriate) and assist in identifying factors that are affecting a child’s ability to succeed academically and socially. These evaluations are helpful in identifying cognitive and social emotional issues associated with:

  • Premature birth
  • Developmental delays
  • Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder
  • Autism Spectrum disorders
  • Learning disorders (e.g., Dyslexia)
  • Language disorders
  • Seizure disorders (e.g., Epilepsy)
  • Genetic Disorders
  • Traumatic brain injuries
  • Psychiatric issues (e.g., depression, anxiety)
  • Social difficulties

My process involves conducting neuropsychological evaluations that include a clinical interview with a child’s parents, a review of medical, academic and previous assessment records, psychological, academic and neurocognitive testing, personal communication with educators, physicians and/or therapists, and a feedback meeting with parents to review evaluation results.

Once the evaluation is complete, I write a comprehensive neuropsychological assessment report, which outlines a child’s strengths and weaknesses, clarifies his/her learning style, and lists specific recommendations for treatment and educational planning.

 

About My Background

I am a clinical neuropsychologist. Clinical neuropsychology is a specialized discipline of psychology that examines the relationship between brain systems and behavior. My work has focused on the assessment of neurodevelopmental disorders in children and adolescents, but I also have a great deal of experience evaluating adults.

After obtaining my doctoral degree, I completed a three-year post-doctoral fellowship in neuropsychology at the UCLA Neuropsychiatric Institute and Hospital. I began my private practice work when I joined Lorie Humphrey and Associates in 2003. Between 2004 and 2006, I was also a Clinical Psychology Supervisor at the HELP Group in Sherman Oaks.

I am a Professor and the Graduate Coordinator of the Master of Arts in Psychology Program at California State University, Dominguez Hills. I am also an Assistant Clinical Professor (Voluntary) in the Medical Psychology Assessment Center (MPAC), Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Behavior, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA.

 

Contact Information

Karen I. Wilson, PhD
West LA Neuropsychology
11340 W. Olympic Blvd., Suite-250,
Los Angeles, CA 90064
(310) 876-4294
drkiwilson@yahoo.com
http://www.westlaneuro.com