As part of a multi-disciplinary group of clinicians at General Psychological Associates, Dr. Abrams coordinates assessment services that are structured around the needs of the client. In addition to his role in conducting neuropsychological assessments for children, adolescents, and adults, Dr. Abrams also provides psychotherapy services.
Dr. Abrams is a graduate of the Clinical Psychology program at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He also has held positions at the Children’s Hospital Medical Center (Boston, MA), McLean Hospital (Belmont, MA), CPC Hospitals (Fremont, CA), and several community mental health centers. Dr. Abrams undertook post-graduate training in neuropsychology at McLean Hospital, where he held a joint McLean Hospital/Harvard Medical School Clinical Fellowship.
Neuropsychological testing can provide a detailed understanding of an individual’s learning and behavior in a variety of settings, including at school, at work, at home, and in the community. Different developmental and experiential conditions result in different patterns of strengths and vulnerabilities. Understanding the nature of a difficulty gives an opportunity to develop compensatory strategies and to advocate for appropriate accommodations or services. By integrating neuropsychological data with clinical information from other sources, recommendations and referrals are provided for the services that may better assist the individual in achieving his or her potential. Dr. Abrams is available to accompany parents and clients to school meetings to assist in developing Individualized Education Plans (IEP) or Section 504 accommodations.
Dr. Abrams’ experience over the years also has included the care and treatment of children, adolescents, and adults with emotional and interpersonal problems, including those that arise in the context of learning-related difficulties, and he is highly qualified in the diagnosis of attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD, or ADD), academic struggles, and disorders along the autistic spectrum.
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