Daisy Pascualvaca (Dr. Daisy to most) obtained her doctorate degree in Clinical Neuropsychology in 1989. She completed post-doctoral fellowships at Albert Einstein Medical Center and New York University, came to Washington as a senior research fellow with the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in 1991, and began an independent neuropsychology practice in 1999. Dr. Daisy’s research and clinical interests have centered on the attention problems associated with AD/HD, Autism Spectrum Disorder, learning disabilities, and psychiatric disorders. In the last 20 years, Dr. Daisy has used a ‘child-centered’ approach that includes the family throughout the entire evaluation process.
Born in Cuba and raised in Spain, Dr. Daisy is fluent in English and Spanish, but uses her mastery of “kid’s language” the most – serving as translator between children, parents, teachers. She is passionate about helping kids embrace their strengths and challenges, and loves working with children and adolescents who are interested in learning about themselves and are ready to embark on a journey of self-discovery.