Children - Adolescents



I am now scheduling new assessments for September 2024. You may schedule a 20-minute phone consultation (free of charge) through the Contact Me  section of this website.  

Allow me to introduce myself and my Pediatric Neuropsychology practice in Marin County. 

I perform assessments of brain functions to develop a neuropsychological profile. I have worked in the field of Neuropsychology for over 25 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. I am also a Member of the Psychiatric/Psychological Evaluation Appointment Panel for the Marin County Superior Court.

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, Epilepsy
  • Deficits 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.

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