Author - David Meyerson


Hello NPN. I am a Developmental Neuropsychologist with an office in the North Center neighborhood. I'm happy to talk with you about what neuropsychology is and whether an evaluation is appropriate for your child. A little about my education and training... I obtained a BA in psychology from the University of Pennsylvania and PhD in child clinical psychology at DePaul University. I completed my predoctoral residency at Columbia University Medical Center and postdoctoral fellowship in child clinical neuropsychology with The Promise Project at Columbia. I also enjoy playing soccer every week, exploring city neighborhoods, and spending time with friends and family. I am not a Chicago native, but this is where I fell in love and where my wife and I decided to make our home. We feel very fortunate to be here.

Why kids lie, and why it's okay

“Rachel did it,” I insisted, at three years old, when my parents asked why there was blue ink on our ecru walls and white couch. I was informing them that my sister, their devious daughter, was to blame. After a booming count to three (my father’s timeframe to “come clean”), I was punished for vandalism—and lying.

As a child psychologist, I ask parents to list the concerns they have about their child. Although they may report behaviors such as yelling, hitting, or throwing tantrums, th...

Posted on November 28, 2017 at 9:48 AM by David Meyerson