Vindia G. Fernandez, Ph.D.
Dr. Fernandez obtained her undergraduate degree at Yale University and her Ph.D. in clinical psychology from the University of Houston, where she completed her graduate research on cerebellar structure and cortico-cerebellar white matter integrity in children with dyslexia. She completed her internship and postdoctoral training in neuropsychology at the UCLA Semel Institute and Cultural Neuropsychology Initiative. As a recipient of the Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award from the National Institute of Health, Dr. Fernandez studied language and neurocognitive functioning in young adults with schizophrenia. She is currently a faculty member in the pision of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at the UCLA Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior, where she is an attending clinician in the UCLA PEERS Clinic, and at Cal State Northridge in the Department of Education, where she teaches advanced assessment in the Educational Therapy program. Dr. Fernandez conducts neuropsychological assessments and inpidual social-skills training in private practice. She specializes in providing culturally and linguistically appropriate assessments for bilingual, Spanish-speaking children and young adults.