Daisy M. Pascualvaca, Ph.D.
Over the past 20+ years, Dr. Daisy has developed a ‘child-centered’ approach to evaluate children and adolescents called Real-Time Neuropsychological Evaluations™, where children and their parents are active participants in the evaluation process and receive feedback throughout their sessions. She is passionate about helping kids embrace their strengths and challenges, and loves working with children and adolescents who are ready to embark on a journey of self-discovery. 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.
Dr. Daisy is currently a Clinical Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Pediatrics at Georgetown University School of Medicine. She took this position to ensure that the next generation of physicians understand the evaluation process, use a more child-centered language to communicate with the families and advocate for the child’s needs.
Dr. Daisy obtained her doctorate degree in Clinical Neuropsychology in from Queens College in 1989. She completed post-doctoral fellowships at Albert Einstein Medical Center and New York University, worked at the Laboratory of Brain and Cognition of the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) from 1991 to 1999, and held a faculty appointment as a Research Assistant Professor at the Psychology Department of American University from 1996 to 2001.