About Dr. Brandwein
Dr. Alice Brandwein is a licensed psychologist and pediatric neuropsychologist. She specializes in assessing for autism spectrum disorders, specific learning disabilities (e.g., dyslexia, dyscalculia), ADHD, executive functioning issues, intellectual disability, weaknesses in nonverbal and spatial processing, language and communication disorders, and comorbid mental health disorders (e.g., anxiety and mood disorders).
Prior to starting her private practice, Dr. Brandwein worked at the Child Mind Institute in Manhattan for six years. There, she provided comprehensive neuropsychological and educational evaluations of children and adolescents with a wide variety of developmental, learning, behavioral and social-emotional concerns. Dr. Brandwein has collaborated with numerous school districts and private schools to help develop Individual Education Programs (IEP) and ‘504 plans’ for accommodations. Her evaluations and advocacy have supported students in securing placement in specialized schools and programs and have guided families in obtaining crucial academic and therapeutic supports for their child. Additionally, Dr. Brandwein has experience providing executive function/organizational skills training, intensive writing remediation, individual and family therapy, and social skills interventions. She has also presented at numerous conferences and given workshops for parents, educators, and clinicians.
Education and Training:
Dr. Brandwein received her PhD in Clinical Psychology from the Graduate School and University Center of the City University of New York (CUNY) with specialized training from the highly-regarded neuropsychology program at Queens College. As part of her graduate training, she completed a clinical internship at the Rose F. Kennedy Children's Evaluation and Research Center (CERC) of the Albert Einstein College of Medicine. She also completed clinical externships at the Seaver Autism Center for Research and Treatment at Mount Sinai, the Early Childhood Center at CERC, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, and Winthrop-University Hospital. During graduate school, Dr. Brandwein conducted neurodevelopmental research at the Cognitive Neuroscience Laboratory at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine and published numerous papers in peer-reviewed journals, including the Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders and Cerebral Cortex. Through the federally-funded Leadership and Education in Neurodevelopmental Disorders (LEND) fellowship program, Dr. Brandwein further developed her expertise and leadership in the field of autism and related disabilities. After earning her doctoral degree. Dr. Brandwein went on to complete a two-year post-doctoral fellowship in pediatric neuropsychology at the Child Mind Institute. Dr. Brandwein is licensed to practice psychology in New York and Connecticut.
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