Parents whose children are struggling with learning, processing, neurodevelopmental and social-emotional difficulties have a new resource to turn to. ChildNEXUS.com, launched in March, was created by pediatric neuropsychologist Karen I. Wilson, Ph.D., because of her passion to ensure that children and adolescents have the tools they need to realize their full potential.
ChildNEXUS.com is a one-stop-shop for parents who are seeking information and who are considering services for their children. A parent should consider a free membership with ChildNEXUS.com if:
- They have a child who is struggling. The site offers informational articles written by professionals for parents whose children are having difficulty at home or at school, and who would like information to determine what their next step should be. The site also features blogs from fellow parents who have had similar experiences.
- They need to find a provider. The site’s list of qualified professionals who assess, treat and provide educational support services to children and adolescents is searchable.
- They have a referral, but want more information. The site provides detailed professional profiles to assist parents with making decisions regarding services for their children. ChildNEXUS.com verifies the licenses and credentials of all professionals listed on the site with doctoral program credentialing organizations and board and professional organizations.
Wilson is a credentialed health service provider in psychology, and the owner of West LA Neuropsychology, PC. She specializes in the assessment of neurodevelopmental disorders in children and adolescents, and she has extensive experience evaluating children who struggle with learning, processing and social-emotional difficulties. As a clinician, her goal is to use her in-depth understanding of brain-behavior relationships to help identify the causes of difficulties children are experiencing, and she uses comprehensive and evidence-based approaches to determine a child’s unique neurocognitive profile, which includes the identification of strengths and weaknesses, in order to develop a treatment plan tailored to each child or adolescent.
Wilson is committed to educating parents, ensuring that children receive services from highly trained professionals and facilitating collaboration and communication between professionals who provide care and educational support services. ChildNEXUS.com aims to connect parents and professionals to facilitate care, and in doing so, enhance the success of children and adolescents.