Pediatric Neuropsychology Associate
Sarah Jarvandi, Psy.D. is a registered psychology associate working under Dr. David Black’s supervision. Dr. Jarvandi specializes in providing neuropsychological assessments for children, adolescents, and young adults. She has a background in working within a variety of pediatric settings with individuals experiencing neurodevelopmental, medical, and/or psychiatric conditions. Throughout her formalized neuropsychology training, she gained extensive experience in evaluating autism spectrum disorder (ASD), attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), specific learning disorders, communication disorders, and developmental delays.
Dr. Jarvandi utilizes a holistic approach and believes in working as part of the child’s multi-disciplinary team with other professionals and educators to fully understand presenting concerns and the subsequent impacts on the child’s system (school, home, social life). Through the use of comprehensive neuropsychological evaluations, Dr. Jarvandi works to identify the individuals’ strengths and areas of challenge to inform individualized, evidence-based recommendations. She enjoys working with children and families from diverse backgrounds and utilizes a collaborate approach in helping the child reach their full potential.
Before joining CAAT, she completed a two-year pediatric neuropsychological fellowship in a community mental health setting in Los Angeles, California. She completed her clinical internship at Centerstone Consortium in Sarasota, Florida where she specialized in pediatric neuropsychological and educational assessment and provided school-based therapeutic services to adolescents. Additionally, she completed pediatric neuropsychology training at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA) in the pediatric epilepsy and sports concussion units and Kaiser Permanente and Miller Children Hospital’s pediatric hematology/oncology departments.
During her training, Dr. Jarvandi collected data and published research identifying the impacts on caregivers for breast cancer patients at Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center. Additionally, she has examined the effects of burnout on college campuses and implements self-care strategies into her treatment. She holds a B.S. in Family Science from University of Maryland, College Park, M.S. in clinical mental health counseling from Johns Hopkins University, and earned her Psy.D. in clinical psychological from Pepperdine University.