Dr. J. Stone
I understand that finding someone who understands what your needs are and how to help can be difficult. That's why I feel it is important to start with an initial meeting where we can fully cover all of your concerns and gather as much information as possible. During that time, we will determine what your goals are and how to achieve them or what additional information might be needed to reach those goals.
Aside from wanting to work with someone who is understanding, it is important that you work with someone with expertise. So, a little about my professional training and experience....
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I received my doctorate in Clinical Psychology from Widener University while simultaneously receiving specialized training and certification in neuropsychology. I also completed the requirements to become certified as a School Psychologist while at Widener.
After Widener, I completed my post-doctoral fellowship at Thomas Jefferson University and Medical School’s Center for Clinical and Developmental Neuropsychology, where my research focused on the differential diagnosis of children with autism spectrum disorders and seizures disorders such as Acquired Epileptiform Aphasia (Landau-Kleffner Syndrome). Prior to this, I worked in the field of brain injury rehabilitation, in places such as Independence Rehab and Brancroft Neuro Health, helping survivors of brain injuries regain some of their skills through exercises and practice.
I have worked in many different settings over the years, starting in 1987, when I got my first job in an inpatient psychiatric facility. Since then I have worked in several psychiatric hospitals, gathering as much training and experience as I could.
As a school psychologist (I received my certification in PA in 1996 and in New Jersey in 1997), I have worked in public and private schools in the area, including working as the Coordinator of Neuropsychological Services for the Vanguard School, a Pennsylvania approved private school for children with special needs located in Paoli, PA.
I specialize in the assessment and treatment of neurological, behavioral and learning challenges. Most of my time is spent on neuropsychological and psychoeducational evaluations, but I also provide consultation and interventions as well (individual therapy, group therapy, Cogmed training).
I am on staff at Doylestown Hospital and have served as consultant to neurorehabilitation facilities. Overall, I have over 20 years of experience, working in hospitals, schools, rehabilitation facilities, partial hospitalization programs and, since 1997, in private practice.
I have served on the Board of Directors of the Bucks County Autism Support Coalition and the Professional Advisory Board of ADHD Aware. In the past, I have been active with the Central Bucks Chamber of Commerce.
I also enjoy providing speaking and training services to schools, sports programs, businesses and other organizations. I am an active member of this community, coaching soccer and baseball over the years and supporting local nonprofits. I live in Warrington with my wonderful wife and our 2 amazing children.