Dr. Lindsay Whitman is a licensed clinical psychologist who conducts comprehensive neuropsychological assessments with children, adolescents, and adults. A neuropsychological evaluation is most helpful to parents or individuals who suspect a developmental delay, intellectual disability, learning disability, or difficulty with memory, attention, or executive functioning (organization, planning). Neuropsychological evaluations can also be helpful when it is possible that behavioral, social, or psychological struggles (e.g., anxiety, depression) are interfering with cognitive and/or academic functioning. This type of evaluation is commonly indicated for children, adolescents, or adults in whom the reason for functional difficulty is largely unclear.
A neuropsychological evaluation is intended to help individuals, parents, and teachers understand the specific reason(s) why one may be struggling to meet developmental, academic, or social milestones. Although the process often helps to pin down a clinical diagnosis, the most important outcome is the identification of interventional services that would best support the individual to perform at their best.
Dr. Whitman’s training includes the neuropsychological evaluation of children, adolescents, and adults presenting with developmental delay, intellectual disability, autism spectrum disorder, specific learning disabilities, (e.g., dyslexia), attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), traumatic brain injury, and psychiatric/mood difficulties. She trained in hospitals across a variety of urban and rural settings. Most recently, Dr. Whitman gained specialized training in the cognitive assessment and pre-surgical evaluation of individuals with seizures/epilepsy during postdoctoral fellowship at New York University.
Dr. Whitman has presented original empirical research national and international neuropsychology conferences. She has published peer-reviewed articles on issues related to cognitive functioning in individuals with epilepsy and aspects of adolescent personality development. Click here to review Dr. Whitman’s research..
Dr. Whitman is a licensed clinical psychologist in the state of New York. She completed a Ph.D. in clinical psychology (neuropsychology track) at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science/The Chicago Medical School. She completed clinical 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 bachelor’s degree in nutritional sciences from Cornell University.
Dr. Whitman has met the education and training requirements for practice certification by the American Board of Clinical Neuropsychology (ABCN). ABCN certification is a voluntary process for neuropsychologists designed to ensure competent neuropsychological assessment via intensive peer review of practice knowledge and clinical skill level. The process is much like “board certification” in medicine and is designed to provide external validation of thorough competence in a specialty area. Dr. Whitman is currently in the process of completing the process of obtaining full board certification in clinical neuropsychology through the American Board of Professional Psychology.
Dr. Whitman conducts all neuropsychological testing procedures herself, strives to generate reports that are streamlined and clearly written, and provides a one-hour feedback session upon completion of the report. It is standard procedure for Dr. Whitman to speak confidentially with teachers and complete one-hour classroom observation periods for children in whom these procedures are deemed appropriate and are desired. Upon completion of the report, she is willing to consult with teachers and schools and will attend outside (e.g., IEP) meetings for an additional fee.
Dr. Whitman offers free 30-minute consultation periods by phone.
CONTACT: firstname.lastname@example.org, 347-560-1399,
PAYMENT: Private pay only. Dr. Whitman does not accept insurance, but is happy to provide a receipt for out-of-network insurance reimbursement. Cash or check accepted.
HOURS: Wednesday & Friday 9AM-5PM.
LOCATION: One Grand Central Place, 60 E. 42nd Street New York, NY.
TYPE OF SERVICES: Neuropsychological evaluations for children, adolescents, and young adults. Dr. Whitman also conducts neuropsychological evaluations with adult (geriatric included) populations presenting with cognitive concerns related to possible ADHD, intellectual disability, traumatic brain injury, memory disorder, or dementia.
EXPERTISE: Dr. Whitman is specifically trained in the evaluation of children and adults with learning disabilities, developmental delay, intellectual disability, ADHD, and autism spectrum disorders. She also has expertise in the cognitive evaluation of children with epilepsy/seizures, traumatic brain injury, and potential prenatal toxic exposure (alcohol, lead).
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