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Randi Raizner

Dr. Randi Raizner is a licensed psychologist who has an extensive background in neurocognitive disorders, behavior and child development. She specializes in the neuropsychological assessment of children in early childhood through young adulthood. After working as a Research Assistant at the Yale Child Study Center, Dr. Raizner moved to Texas where she obtained a doctoral degree with dual specialization in Neuropsychology and Clinical Psychology at the University of Houston. She acquired additional training at The Regents Center for Learning Disorders and The Marcus Institute at Emory University. After completing an internship at Baylor College of Medicine and Texas Children’s Hospital, Dr. Raizner earned a Post-Doctoral Fellowship through The University of Texas-Health Science Center, Department of Neurosurgery. She worked within the Department of Neurosurgery at The University of Texas-Health Science Center and Memorial-Hermann Hospital. Dr. Raizner has served as a consultant at The Parish School, a specialized school for children with language and learning differences since 2006. Dr. Raizner is experienced in the neuropsychological assessment of children with: communication delays and disorders, autism spectrum disorders, epilepsy, peri-natal trauma, neurotoxicity, traumatic brain injury, affective disorders, anxiety, attention disorders, learning disabilities, adjustment issues, genetic syndromes, and behavioral disorders. Research interests have included: children with attention disorders, traumatic brain injury and epilepsy. Dr. Raizner has published in Developmental Neuropsychology. As a clinical psychologist and neuropsychologist, Dr. Raizner has the unique experience of having provided both neuropsychological assessment and psychotherapy to children. She integrates neurodevelopmental, psychosocial and academic aspects of presenting problems to provide targeted recommendations for the children she serves. She is a member of the Houston Neuropsychological Society, an Affiliate member of the American Academy of Clinical Neuropsychology, and consults with many public and private schools, physicians, speech pathologists, occupational therapists, and mental health practitioners in the area. Dr. Raizner has been helping children and their families in Houston for over 17 years.

 

Dr. Baruch Williams is a licensed psychologist who specializes in neuropsychological assessment of children and young adults. She obtained a Clinical Psychology doctoral degree at University of Houston, with a specialization in neuropsychology (Child Track). After completing an internship at Baylor College of Medicine/Texas Children’s Hospital, Dr. Williams completed a post-doctoral residency at Kennedy Krieger Institute, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine. She specializes in assessment of attention disorders, learning disabilities, behavioral/affective disorders, epilepsy, prematurity, traumatic brain injury, genetic syndromes, and a host of other medical conditions

Dr. Dana Kelly is a Licensed Psychologist and a Licensed Specialist in School Psychology.  She earned her BA in Psychology and English from the University of Texas–Austin, her MA in Clinical Psychology from the University of Houston–Clear Lake, and her Ph.D. in School Psychology from the University of Houston–Main Campus.  She has worked as an LSSP in public schools over the past 10 years, where she evaluated children and adolescents and provided group and individual counseling.  She specializes in evaluating for Specific Learning Disabilities, Dyslexia, Intellectual Disabilities, ADHD, Autism, and Emotional Disorders.  She also has experience providing therapy to children and adolescents with mental health diagnoses and developmental and intellectual disabilities in community mental health agencies as a Case worker and Licensed Professional Counselor.

 

Shae Adkins

Shae Adkins, Ph.D. earned a doctoral degree in Educational Psychology and is a certified educational diagnostician. She has experience testing children with learning disabilities, attention deficits, and developmental delays. In addition to conducting testing at Raizner Pediatric Neuropsychology, Dr. Adkins has worked with children and adults of all ages and abilities as a college professor, high school educator, substitute teacher and educational diagnostician intern.

Krista Merchant, M.A. is a Licensed Psychological Associate with extensive experience conducting neuropsychological evaluations with adults and children.  She attended graduate school at Austin Peay University in Clarksville, TN and has been licensed in Kentucky, Tennessee, and now Texas.  She has worked with a variety of populations including those with Alzheimer’s/Dementia, Multiple Sclerosis, strokes, attention problems, learning disabilities, and traumatic brain injury.

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Gale Huddleston, M.A. is a master’s level special education teacher who now practices as a certified educational diagnostician.  Her years of experience as a social worker, physical education teacher, general education teacher and special education teacher has led her to work with individuals of all ages.

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Carla Stech is the Office Manager at Raizner Pediatric Neuropsychology. She worked in corporate management for several years before taking some time to raise her two lovely daughters. She is currently employed with RPN part-time and is available in the office on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. Carla is an invaluable member of our team and happy to address your scheduling needs!