Alyson Aviv PhD

Assessment/Testing Specialist

ABOUT

I am a bilingual licensed clinical psychologist and the only American board certified pediatric neuropsychologist in Israel. After relocating back to Israel from Saint Louis, MO in 2014, I now see patients and their families at my diagnostic and treatment clinic in Raanana. I have extensive experience and expertise in accurate diagnosis of ADHD, learning difficulties, intellectual strengths and weaknesses, dyslexia, dysgraphia, autism spectrum, developmental issues, emotional disorders, behavioral disorders, adjustment difficulties including the specific educational issues associated with change of instructional language. I have worked extensively with bilingual and multilingual children and adolescents. I have experience advocating for students within the educational system and helping parents select the appropriate educational environment for their child’s specific needs.

I strongly believe that in order to provide a personalized treatment plan, accurate assessment is a crucial first step. Using a thorough holistic assessment approach, and the latest up-to-date international assessment measures, I can explain the sources of difficulties, recommendations for overcoming them or bypassing them and then appropriate referrals to other professionals (e.g. tutors, speech and language clinicians, occupational therapists, psychiatrists, psychologists etc.) I am currently the only Israeli provider of COGMED, an evidence based cognitive therapy program for individuals with poor working memory, a common weakness in children and adults who have been diagnosed with ADHD.

I have published papers and given a variety of workshops and presentations internationally and locally. I consult regularly with area graduate and undergraduate programs, schools and preschools, and give lectures, workshops and group presentations. In addition to individual assessment and therapy services, I run various short term psychotherapy groups.

I can provide documentation for American Citizens for insurance reimbursement and have much experience providing documentation for international testing accommodations for standardized exams such as SAT, ACT, and GRE etc.

I look forward to working with you and your family members, clarifying the source of difficulties, identifying strengths, and helping to determine a path forward for future happiness and success.


QUALIFICATIONS

Education:
University of Connecticut

Years in Practice:
21+

Years in Practice in Israel:
1-5

Degree Specialty:
Clinical Psychology

License No.:
Israeli License: 27-125241; Specialist # 27-3595

Additional Credentials:

Board Certification in Pediatric Neuropsychology


FINANCES

Average cost per session:
300+ NIS

Insurance:
Private Insurance

Home Visits:
No




Last Updated: November 8, 2017

OFFICE LOCATION(S)

מאפו 17
רעננה
4326722




052-892-7771

SPECIALTIES

Attention, Autism Spectrum, Behavioral Issues, Communication Skills, Handwriting, Intellectual disabilities, Math, Motor difficulties, Oral expression, Organization Skills, Parenting Issues / Training, Reading, Written expression

CLIENT FOCUS

Age
Preschool age children, School age children, Adolescents, Adults
Languages
Hebrew, English