Keynotes & Workshops
A LITTLE ABOUT
DR. KAREN I. WILSONDr. Karen Wilson is a Clinical Neuropsychologist, Director of West LA Neuropsychology, and an Assistant Clinical Professor (Voluntary) in the Medical Psychology Assessment Center at the Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Behavior at UCLA. Dr. Wilson specializes in the assessment of neurodevelopmental disorders in children and adolescents, and she has extensive experience evaluating children and adults who present with neurological, medical and psychiatric disorders. She is also the Founder of ChildNEXUS.com, a web application that provides information to parents who have children struggling with neurodevelopmental or social-emotional issues. Dr. Karen Wilson has shared her expertise in a broad range of media outlets: television, radio, podcasts, print, and online. She is a sought after expert speaker and has been invited to address a multitude of audiences including parenting groups, educators, and professionals attending national conferences. She has been recognized by California State University, Dominguez Hills as an exceptional scholar and educator who is among the most distinguished experts in her field. Dr. Wilson has a caring approach, and she is personable, insightful, informative and engaging. She is available for consultation as an expert on a range of psychological and neuropsychological issues.
Download Dr. Wilson’s Curriculum Vitae
Available Speaking Topics
- Social and emotional factors that impact learning
- Identifying learning disabilities and processing disorders in children and adolescents
- Supporting your child’s developing brain: from language to executive functioning
- Understanding the adolescent brain
- Executive functioning in children and adolescents
- How understanding brain development can help guide the transition to college
- The assessment of neurodevelopmental disorders in children & adolescents
- Neuropsychological assessment of children & adolescents
- The neurobiology of Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder
- Helping children transition from preschool to elementary school
- Sleep quality and risk behaviors in college students
Children who can’t read, write, or focus long enough to learn are wired differently. Once we understand why they are struggling, we can help them become more resilient and achieve more social and academic success.
What Others Are Saying
“I was fortunate to work with Karen Wilson when she presented a workshop at our annual conference for parents of children with disabilities. Her presentation on the importance of evaluations and assessments was incredibly informative. Karen's workshop was so popular with parents that we had to keep bringing in chairs to seat more participants who wanted to attend. After her presentation, parent participants approached me and asked if we could have her return to give future workshops. Multiple parents commented that they felt that they gained so much valuable information, and that it gave them a new understanding of the evaluation process. I highly recommend her as a public speaker and presenter. We look forward to scheduling more workshops in the future!”
“Karen Wilson is a highly accomplished clinician, educator, and researcher. I have worked with Karen for several years. We have collaborated on the care of mutual clients, and on the organization of professional networking events. Karen is a joy to work with. She is enormously skilled at her work and has an extraordinary capacity to bring colleagues together. Karen has done an outstanding job setting up and running ChildNEXUS. It is a privilege to work with Karen.”
We want Karen to know that her presentations were excellent. She struck an important chord with people, which explains the long lines of Forum attendees who waited to speak with her after her presentations. Specifically, she provides important information to teachers from a clinical, factual, and authoritative point-of-view, while keeping the focus on serving children and families in an effective and timely way.
You are a wonderful speaker! Your presentation was met with great enthusiasm and appreciation. Your contribution helped to make this year’s conference a great success. Your topic resonated with everyone who attended your session ~ and your message was such an important one. The feedback has been terrific!
Dr. Wilson, You were absolutely incredible (I’m so grateful that I attended on day two!) Thank you so much for your professional, thoughtful and science-based presentation. I’ll be reaching out very soon to connect. I learned so much but I was also validated as to why and how I support students with diverse learning profiles, manage parent expectations, all within an independent school environment. Thank you!
Karen's work is groundbreaking and creating critically-important inclusion for our learners. PLEASE find out more about ChildNEXUS. Our children and parents need access to more of this creativity, synergy, and collaboration!
Dr. Karen Wilson gave a comprehensive, intelligent, and engaging presentation to my CHADD group (children/adults with ADDD)on the topic of executive function challenges. Reading the Zoom room "chat" comments from 45 ADHDers was a gratifying experience - so much of Dr. Karen's words, graphics, and exercises resonated with this highly creative and smart audience. The information was accessible and transparent, and Dr. Karen does a wonderful job explaining and offering solutions; she's a gifted speaker who really, really knows her stuff.