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Pooja Vekaria, PhD

Clinical Assistant Professor of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry; Clinical Neuropsychologist, Institute for Learning and Academic Achievement
Pooja Vekaria, PhD

Specialty Areas: Neuropsychological and Educational Testing; Learning Disorders; Attention Deficit Hyperactivity and Behavior Disorders; Anxiety and Mood Disorders; Organizational Skills Training;

Office Location: Manhattan

Dr. Vekaria conducts neuropsychological evaluations for children, adolescents, and young adults with a variety of developmental, neurological, and psychiatric disorders that affect cognition and daily functioning. Dr. Vekaria’s clinical interests include: assessment of children and adolescents with developmental delays and complex psychosocial presentations, assessment of individuals with medically complex histories, and assessment of adolescents and young adults with ADHD. Along with the Institute for Learning and Academic Achievement, Dr. Vekaria is part of Pediatric Psychiatry Consultation-Liaison Service and the Organizational Skills Treatment multi-disciplinary teams. She also has experience in school consultation and behavioral treatment, and she is involved in the training of psychology externs, interns, and post-doctoral fellows and psychiatry fellows.

Dr. Vekaria completed her postdoctoral training in clinical neuropsychology at the Child Study Center at NYU Langone Medical Center. She earned her PhD in school psychology from Columbia University, her EdM in school psychology from Teachers College, Columbia University, and her BA in English from Emory University. In addition to her training in neuropsychology and school psychology, Dr. Vekaria has been trained in Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT), Organizational Skills Treatment, family therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT), and Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA).

Dr. Vekaria has trained at Bellevue Hospital Center, Children’s Evaluation and Rehabilitation Center at Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Hewlett-Woodmere Public School District, Dean-Hope Center for Educational and Psychological Services at Teachers College, McCarton Developmental Disabilities Center, and Emory Autism Center.

Dr. Vekaria has presented at national conferences of the American Psychological Association, the American Academy of Clinical Neuropsychology, the International Neuropsychological Society, the National Academy of Neuropsychology, and Everyone Reading. She has also presented at various community organizations and schools. She has collaborated on several projects and grants to provide neuropsychological evaluations to the underserved. Dr. Vekaria is a member of the American Psychological Association, the International Neuropsychological Society, the National Academy of Neuropsychology, the New York Academy of Sciences, and the New York Neuropsychology Group.