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Dr. Katherine Baum

Katherine T. Baum, Ph.D., ABPP-CN

Katherine T. Baum, Ph.D., ABPP-CN

Katherine T. Baum, Ph.D., ABPP-CN

 I am a licensed psychologist and board-certified in clinical neuropsychology through the American Board of Professional Psychology (ABPP). As a neuropsychologist, it is my privilege to be part of your family’s journey and I take my role as a member of your team seriously. I am passionate about working with families to understand their concerns and, using proven evidence-based evaluation approaches, I am confident we can work together and identify a path forward.

 Working Together to Develop a Holistic Plan

As part of the evaluation, I’ll collect neuropsychological test and questionnaire data in collaboration with others. These data are important in understanding more about your child or family member’s strengths and potential weaknesses. However, numbers are never the whole story. My years of experience in qualitative assessment and observation also add to the big picture. I take a holistic approach to evaluation and treatment and work to understand the dynamic relationship between the brain, and an individual’s thoughts, behavior, emotions, and environment. Results of my evaluations help the family, client, and teams understand the individual’s functioning. We collaboratively discuss decisions about interventions such as educational plans, therapies, medication, or environmental supports. By focusing on individual strengths and next steps that are realistic and meaningful, my goal is to move you and your child or loved one toward a life with greater fulfillment, purpose, satisfaction, and connectedness.

 Specialized Training with Children, Adolescents, and Young Adults

I am an expert in conducting neuropsychological evaluations and consultations with children, adolescents, and young adults. I completed my doctoral training at the University of Cincinnati, my pediatric neuropsychology-focused internship at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP), and my neuropsychology fellowship at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital. I have worked as a neuropsychologist and faculty member at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital (University of Cincinnati College of Medicine) and Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (University of Pennsylvania Perelman’s School of Medicine), most recently within rehabilitation medicine. While I’ve primarily worked in hospital settings, I’ve also worked in community settings and schools. I’ve enjoyed the medical setting, but am excited to bring my experience and skill set to private practice, allowing me to work closely with clients and collaborators within my community.

Expertise with a Wide Range of Neurological and Developmental Conditions

I have specialized knowledge and expertise in medical conditions like traumatic brain injury including concussion, cancer, stroke, blood disorders, brain-related infections, cerebral palsy, genetic/metabolic conditions, and cardiac conditions among others. I also have extensive clinical experience working with individuals with developmental conditions like autism spectrum disorders, attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder, and learning disabilities as well as those who are gifted and talented.

Contributing to Education and Research to Improve Neuropsychology Practice

Education and teaching students, parents, teachers, and professionals are true passions of mine. I have delivered seminars on topics related to neuropsychology, educational issues, cognitive concerns associated with specific medical conditions, and general cognitive and behavioral health topics. My research has focused on how our field defines and delivers neuropsychology services as well as outcomes in neurological and neurodevelopmental populations and the factors that predict these outcomes. My collaborative work with colleagues around the country has created and offered evidence-based telehealth cognitive therapy clients with neurological diagnoses.

 Developing Strong Professional and Community Partnerships

Locally, I am actively involved as a board member on Pennsylvania’s Department of Health Traumatic Brain Injury Advisory Board and as a consultant for the Pennsylvania BrainSTEPS (Strategies Teaching Educators, Parents, and Students) Program. My active memberships in several regional, state, national, and international psychology and neuropsychology associations allow for collaboration and involvement in the field more broadly. In addition, I have created and been a member of international neuropsychology groups in which professionals work together on research and clinical projects.

 It's My Privilege to Work with Your Family

With my clinical, research, and educational knowledge and experiences and your expertise regarding your child or loved one, I am optimistic we can work together to find answers and solutions that work for your family.