Specialty Areas: Neuropsychological and Educational Testing; Learning Disorders; Attention Deficit Hyperactivity and Behavior Disorders; Organizational Skills Training; Cognitive Behavior Therapy.
Office Location: Manhattan
Pooja Vekaria, PhD, is a clinical neuropsychology postdoctoral fellow at the Child Study Center that specializes in neuropsychological assessment of children, adolescents, and young adults with developmental, neurological, and psychiatric disorders. Dr. Vekaria has experience in school consultation and treating individuals presenting with attention, learning, mood, and/or anxiety disorders. 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 earned her doctoral degree in school psychology from Columbia University, her EdM in school psychology from Teachers College, Columbia University, and her bachelor's degree in English from Emory University. Dr. Vekaria completed her clinical internship at the NYU-Bellevue Internship Program. She also trained at the Children's Evaluation and Rehabilitation Center at Albert Einstein College of Medicine, the Hewlett-Woodmere Public School District, the Dean-Hope Center for Educational and Psychological Services at Teachers College, the McCarton Developmental Disabilities Center, and the Emory Autism Center.
Dr. Vekaria has presented research posters at the annual conferences of the American Psychological Association, International Neuropsychological Society, and National Academy of Neuropsychology. She has collaborated on several projects with faculty members at Columbia University, including articles on transcription fluency, cognitive variables underlying lecture note taking, and on the relationship between adolescent risk/resilience and maternal substance use and HIV status. 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.