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Dr. 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, 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.

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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.

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