Karen Wilson is a Clinical Neuropsychologist, owner of West LA Neuropsychology, PC. She 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.
Karen is also the founder of ChildNEXUS.com. ChildNEXUS is a web application that provides information to parents who have children who struggle with neurodevelopmental or social-emotional issues. It connects parents with professionals who can provide services to children and adolescents and connects professionals with each other for cross-disciplinary networking and sharing of ideas, information and referrals.
Karen is currently the Graduate Coordinator and Chair of the Department of Psychology at California State University, Dominguez Hills. She is also an Assistant Clinical Professor (Voluntary) in the Medical Psychology Assessment Center (MPAC), Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Behavior, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, where she provides clinical supervision to predoctoral interns and postdoctoral fellows.
In this episode you will hear:
- About Karen’s story and how she got where she is now
- How Karen is supporting families whose children have learning differences, making sure that they know what is going on with their kid so that they can get the proper resources and the proper services that they’re entitled to through their child’s school or through other means other therapies
- What Karen has done to grow her visibility
- Amanda and Karen brainstorming on what is next for her