Using Neuropsychological Evaluation to Inform Your Child’s Transition Plan

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After epilepsy surgery, the transition to adulthood can be particularly challenging. Families need to know what tools are helpful to fully understand their teen’s cognitive and functional profile to design a results-oriented transition plan. How can you advocate for a neuropsychological assessment at the time of transition? Why is it needed? How can you use this assessment to drive transition planning for your young adult? This Power Hour will address these questions and more.

About our speaker:

Madison Berl, Ph.D., ABPP, is a licensed and board-certified pediatric neuropsychologist and faculty member of the Division of Pediatric Neuropsychology at Children’s National Hospital.  She is the Director of Research for the Division of Pediatric Neuropsychology and neuropsychologist for the Comprehensive Pediatric Epilepsy Program (CPEP). She is a Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at The George Washington University School of Medicine, the Co-Director of the T32 Fellowship Program, and Director of the Human Neurobehavioral Core of the Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Research Center (IDDRC).  She serves on scientific and organizing committees within the American Epilepsy Society and International League Against Epilepsy and is an associate editor of Neuropsychology Reviews. Dr. Berl received her doctorate in clinical psychology from George Mason University.  She completed her predoctoral internship at Kennedy Krieger Institute/Johns Hopkins School of Medicine and a three-year postdoctoral research and clinical fellowship in pediatric neuropsychology at Children’s National. She earned her undergraduate degree in psychobiology at the University of California at Los Angeles.
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