Jessica Spat-Lemus, PhD

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Dr. Jessica Spat-Lemus

Dr. Jessica Spat-Lemus is a clinical neuropsychologist who specializes in the neuropsychological testing, evaluation, and treatment of children with neurological disorders. She takes a multidisciplinary, multicultural approach and provides compassionate, understanding care to her patients and their families. Dr. Spat-Lemus believes in moving beyond a diagnosis to identify a patient’s strengths and weaknesses, in order to make recommendations that integrate cultural values, community resources, and appropriate interventions to help children thrive. (See Finally, There's Someone Who Can Reach My Son.)

TRAINING
Dr. Spat-Lemus received her PhD in Clinical Psychology with Health Emphasis and training in Clinical Neuropsychology from Ferkauf Graduate School of Psychology at Yeshiva University in Bronx, New York. She completed a two-year postdoctoral fellowship in Neuropsychology – in the Department of Neurology, within the division of Epilepsy and the Center for Cognitive Health – at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai Medical Center. Dr. Spat-Lemus has extensive training in comprehensive Spanish and English-language neuropsychological assessments, with patients across the lifespan presenting with a variety of neurological diseases.

Dr. Spat-Lemus is experienced in conducting evaluations for patients requiring elective neurosurgery (including tumor resection, epilepsy surgery, deep brain stimulator implantation, and VP shunt) and Wada testing, as well as functional language mappings in both English and Spanish. As a complement to neurocognitive assessments, she provides cognitive remediation services to assist patients with attention and executive dysfunction and memory disorders in developing and maintaining compensatory strategies.

RESEARCH AND PUBLICATIONS
Dr. Spat-Lemus has focused her research and published on the cross-cultural aspects of neuropsychological testing as well as the neurocognitive performance in patients with multiple sclerosis, epilepsy, and other neurological disorders.  She has presented the results of her research at several national and international conferences such as the American Neurological Association, the American Academy of Clinical Neuropsychology, and the International Neuropsychological Society.

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