Dr. Lynda is a neuropsychologist in private practice with over 30 years of experience in understanding the processes of how individuals learn and the strategies that are most effective in meeting their needs. She has devoted her professional career to studying the neurological and neuropsychological characteristics of students with learning, behavioral and emotional difficulties and translating this knowledge to practical, effective strategies that can be implemented for them.
Dr. Lynda received her Ph.D. from Georgia State University and has completed considerable post-doctoral study including neurological/learning institutes at Harvard and MIT and is a member of the National Academy of Neuropsychology. She has presented on numerous occasions at national and state conferences and is a recognized expert on Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Asperger’s Syndrome, Non-Verbal Learning Disabilities and Dyslexia. In her private practice, she works with children and adolescents ages 6 and up and with young adults of college age. She also specializes in students with brain injury or tumors and medical conditions that can affect neurological development.
She has published award-winning research on frontal lobe functioning in students with ADHD, was the recipient of the Outstanding Dissertation Award at Georgia State University and was named the Outstanding Doctoral Student in the State of Georgia. In addition to her private practice, Dr. Lynda served as the Director of Psychological Services and Research and Development for a major school system for 25 years. As a result of her contributions in psychology she received the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Georgia Association of School Psychologists.
Dr. Lynda served for 8 years as consulting neuropsychologist at the Westminster Schools – Elementary in Atlanta, currently is the consulting neuropsychologist for ClearWater Academy, a specialized school for students with learning, sensory, autism and other neurodevelopmental issues and is the CEO of Strategic Learning Connections, Inc. She has frequently provided consultative services to school systems and teachers in areas involving understanding the learning needs of children who learn differently, research and its implications for various learning disabilities and conditions, developing strategies for students and planning for schoolwide improvement.
In her private practice, Dr.Lynda believes in making the experience of a neuropsychological evaluation a wonderful one for the student. Her office is a large, separate facility in her home, designed to be quiet, peaceful and very comfortable for students and parents. Students find this very appealing and quickly learn that Dr. Lynda loves basset hounds when they see all the ones around the office. They may also get to meet Katie, her basset hound and learn about Angel and other special dogs. This professional but more “homelike” feel for the office helps to allay any fears students may have about going to the “doctor”.