Why Are Forensic Psychologists Used As Expert Witnesses?

Written by Dr. Nicole M. Vienna

March 29, 2022

The courts and legal system have relied upon expert witnesses in mental health fields since the 18th century. In California, under evidence code 720, a person is qualified to testify as an expert if they have specialized knowledge, skill, experience, education, or training sufficient enough to qualify them as an expert in a said subject area relevant to their testimony....
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Why Would a Child Need a Neuropsychological Evaluation?

Written by Dr. Nicole M. Vienna

January 26, 2022

Children are tasked with learning new skills during every stage of development. And some children may struggle and encounter difficulties in mastering new sets of skills. Difficulties can be attributed to numerous reasons and often a combination of reasons....
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What Are The Signs of a Learning Disability?

Written by Dr. Nicole M. Vienna

December 7, 2021

A learning disability is characterized as a disorder that affects an individual's cognitive processes, such as reading, writing, math, and motor skills. The early signs of learning disabilities are identifiable or diagnosed typically in a school environment,...
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What Tests Are Used to Diagnose a Learning Disability?

Written by Dr. Nicole M. Vienna

November 18, 2021

A learning disability is described as a disorder in the basic psychological processes that interfere with a person’s ability to listen, think, speak, read, spell, or do mathematical calculations....
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What Conditions Do Neuropsychologists Evaluate?

Written by Dr. Nicole M. Vienna

October 29, 2021

Clinical Neuropsychology is a sector of psychology that focuses on brain function and systems in relation to behavior. Clinical neuropsychologists undergo specific training that focuses on neurology...
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