Brenda Cheryl Kaplan, Ph.D

Neuropsychologist

Learning Disorders, ADHD, Brain Injury

51 West 94th Street - Suite A (New Location)
New York, N.Y. 10025
e-mail: brendakaplanphd@gmail.com

Telephone: 201-665-7231 (work), 201-805-3126 (cell)

Background

Brenda Cheryl Kaplan, Ph.D.

I am a licensed psychologist with a background in neuropsychology (brain-behavior relationships).

I see children (ages 5 and up) and adults. I also see students from many area public and private schools, and college students from a wide range of universities.

I work closely with psychologists, psychiatrists, and social workers, academic specialists, tutors, neurologists, and speech and language therapists to make appropriate referrals.

What is included in a Neuropsychological Evaluation?

Evaluations address the following:
  • Intellectual Functioning (Verbal and Nonverbal skills)

  • Academic Functioning: Reading (Decoding Fluency, Comprehension), Written Language, Math (Mental and written word problems, analyzing number patterns)

  • Attention and Concentration

  • Executive Functioning (Planning, organizing and flexibility of thinking)

  • Receptive and Expressive Language (Word retrieval, oral expression, processing instructions, verbal agility)

  • Memory (Verbal and Nonverbal)

  • Visual perceptual skills, fine motor skills, graphomotor capacity

  • Psychological/interpersonal skills, adaptive functioning, coping skills


When is Neuropsychological Evaluation Warranted?

An evaluation is warranted for those who may have or suspect one or more of the following:
  • ADHD

  • Learning Disorders/Differences

  • Development Delays

  • Autistic Spectrum Disorders, Pervasive Development Disorder Syndrome

  • Brain injury

  • Brain Tumors (pre and post surgical testing)

  • Gifted and Talented

  • Personal Injury: Expert Witness (to evaluate, diagnose and determine the prognosis for persons with brain injury)

The evaluation addresses both quantitative (actual test scores) and qualitative factors (observations about how the person achieved an answer) to understand the whole person's profile of strength and weaknesses at a given time.