David M. Schwartz. Ph.D., ABPdN

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About Dr. Schwartz

Dr. David Schwartz specializes in providing comprehensive neuropsychological evaluations and psycho-educational evaluations. He works with children, adolescents, and adults who have a wide variety of presenting problems including Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), Learning Disabilities, processing problems, communication problems, medical disabilities, developmental delays, as well as social delays, depression, and anxiety.
Dr. Schwartz provides  comprehensive evaluations that are extremely helpful for clients because of the specific, client-tailored recommendations he provides at the end of the evaluation process.
Dr. Schwartz specializes in areas that impact learning and performance. These areas include ADD/ADHD, Learning Disabilities, Executive Function Disorders, Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBI), Concussion and Post-Concussion Syndrome, and Sports Neuropsychology. He utilizes a “consensus building” approach when working with individuals, families, professionals, teams and community resources. He is known for his practical recommendations and his easy accessibility.

Dr. Schwartz consults on local, national and international levels with school districts, state departments of education, provincial school boards, and many clinical settings. He does education and training for educators, administrations, and service providers to improve their effectiveness and abilities. He has served as an Adjunct Professor at Kennesaw State University and currently serves as a professor for the School Neuropsychology Diplomate program. 

Dr. Schwartz received a joint doctorate in Behavioral Medicine and Clinical Psychology from the University of Miami in Coral Gables, Florida. He completed his predoctoral internship at the University of Kentucky Medical Center and Lexington Veterans Administration Hospitals. Dr. Schwartz completed his postdoctoral Fellowship in Clinical Neuropsychology at Braintree Hospital and participated in training at the Harvard Teaching Hospitals, where he had the opportunity to study with outstanding leaders of the fields of Clinical Neuropsychology and Behavioral Neurology. He is a Diplomate of the American Board of Pediatric Neuropsychology and a Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatric Neuropsychology.  

Dr. Schwartz provides neuropsychological evaluations that involve the assessment of an individual’s cognitive abilities, socio-emotional and behavioral functioning, and personality. His evaluations provide an effective means to understand how someone thinks, problem solves, and learns new information, as well as how the individual processes emotions and copes with stress.  His psychological evaluations are beneficial because provide an individually-tailored intervention plan with specific recommendations (e.g., therapy, medication, etc.).

His psychoeducational evaluation includes all the components of a standard psychological evaluation (see above) but in addition includes assessment of an individual’s learning style, processing strengths and weaknesses, and academic achievement in the domains of math, reading, and written expression. A psychoeducational evaluation is necessary to diagnose specific or general learning disabilities in children. They are instrumental in helping parents and teachers understand a child's specific strengths and weaknesses.

Dr. Schwartz is available to see clients in the Marietta office.

David M. Schwartz, Ph.D., ABPdN
Clinical Neuropsychologist
Education Consultant

Powers Ferry Psychological Associates
1827 Powers Ferry Road, Building 22
Atlanta, Georgia  30339
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