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About Reshma Babra Naidoo, PhD

Dr. Reshma Naidoo is a licensed neuropsychologist and neurorehabilitation specialist and Nicklaus Children’s Pediatric Specialists director of Cognitive Neuroscience with the Brain Institute at Nicklaus Children’s Hospital. Dr. Naidoo earned a doctorate in kinesiology (human biology) from Michigan State University in East Lansing and a doctorate in school psychology (neuropsychology) from the University of Texas at Austin. Her special interests include pediatric-acquired brain injuries, developmental anomalies, medically complex individuals and neuropsychiatric populations, with a focus on neurorehabilitation for neurocognitive weaknesses.

Visit her website: The Brain Institute

Recent Blog Posts

Managing COVID-19: Children with Cancer 

The global spread of COVID-19 has led to an increase in health and hygiene practices to reduce the risk of transmission. Children with cancer who have actively or recently received treatment have weakened immune systems that can increase the likelihood of contracting infections and developing associated health complications. 

Coping with COVID-19 for Children with Intellectual Disabilities

As a parent or caregiver of a child with an intellectual disability during the recent COVID-19 pandemic, your family may be experiencing significant changes. You can help your child navigate these difficult times by taking into consideration 

Supporting Children with ADHD While Social Distancing

Children who have transitioned to the home-school or virtual-school setting may experience difficulties focusing. This can be especially true for a child with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). Through structure, tailored behavior management plans, and reinforcement strategies, children with ADHD can thrive in this “new normal.”

Guidelines for Coping with Autistic Children During the Pandemic

Coronavirus (COVID-19) has impacted all of our lives in varying ways, and families of children with autism spectrum disorder may have unique challenges in handling information about the virus and all the changes that come with it.