Allow me to introduce myself and my Pediatric Neuropsychology practice in Marin County. I perform assessment of brain functions to develop a neuropsychological profile. I have worked in the field of Neuropsychology for over 20 years and have extensive experience assessing children, adolescents, and young adults in English and Spanish. I hold a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology, and a Post-Graduate Certificate in Clinical Neuropsychology.
My areas of interest and expertise include the assessment of:
• Learning Disorders: ADHD, Dyslexia, Dyscalculia, Non-Verbal Learning Disorder, Information Processing Deficits, Executive Dysregulation, Autism Spectrum Disorder
• Developmental Disorders: Differential Diagnosis
• Deficits related to Brain Disorders: Neurodevelopmental, Genetic
• Deficitis related to Brain Injuries: Traumatic Brain Injury, Sports Concussion
• Pre/Post Neurosurgery Cognitive Skills
Neuropsychological assessment is available in both English and Spanish. I perform classroom observations, if appropriate. I also perform on-site evaluations, when requested.
Spanish assessment is administered in the Spanish language with neuropsychological batteries developed and normed for Spanish speaking populations.
After the evaluation, you and your child will receive:
• Comprehensive written report, score summary, graphs, and recommendations. 504 plan / IEP recommendations are included when necessary
• Age-appropriate verbal report
• Cognitive rehabilitation referral for brain injuries or post-surgery
• Participation in IEP or school meetings, if requested
• Individual training for studying skills
• Individual planning and guidance for academic and/or workplace success
• Follow-up consultations
Thank you for taking the time to learn more about my practice.
Maria J. Prieto, Ph.D.