As a neuropsychologist, Dr. Herrera-Hamilton specializes in determining diagnosis and making treatment recommendations for the following conditions:
Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is a common childhood brain disorder that can continue into adolescence and adulthood, in some cases having an indirect, yet significant impact on academic performance and interpersonal interactions.
Is not a single disorder, but a spectrum of disorders with shared symptoms including difficulties with flexible behavior, communication, empathy and social skills.
Head injury can result in traumatic brain injury (TBI) which can trigger symptoms impacting functioning, learning, mental and physical energy, behavior and mood.
Epilepsy is caused by abnormal brain activity and can impact brain functioning at different levels depending on individual medical history and treatment.
Genetic Syndromes form a large and diverse array of physical and behavioral characteristics that vary in terms of impact on learning, functioning and interpersonal interactions.
In the years following cancer treatment (e.g., chemotherapy, radiation and surgical resection), individuals can experience cognitive and/or behavioral difficulties.
Communication disorders include problems with speech, language and auditory processing, which can have significant impact on reading, writing and functioning within the traditional classroom setting, work environment, as well as the quality of interpersonal interactions.
Anxiety can enhance or hinder performance, in part depending on coping strategies. Symptoms of depression include low energy, lack of interest, social withdrawal and cognitive difficulties.
Performance Anxiety is a significant factor in the classroom and on the field. Short-term, goal-focused psychotherapeutic support can assist the individual in developing more effective coping skills and optimizing performance.
Newborns that weigh less than 5.5lbs and/or have exposure to toxins in utero are at risk for health and behavioral problems at later stages of development.
Spina bifida meningomyelocele is the most common neurodevelopmental disorder in North America and can be a risk factor for cognitive and learning difficulties.
Stroke occurs when blood supply to the brain is interrupted or reduced, resulting in deprivation of oxygen and nutrients, which can lead to cell death and impact brain functioning.