Alison Burns, Ph.D.

Pediatric Neuropsychologist

Dr. Burns conducts comprehensive evaluations of school-aged children, adolescents, and young adults with a variety of developmental, learning, and emotional difficulties. She has expertise in the evaluation of individuals following a concussion/mild traumatic brain injury and particularly enjoys working with individuals with attention (ADHD) and executive functioning (EF) difficulties. Dr. Burns is passionate about helping individuals and their families better understand their areas of strength and weakness and provides tailored treatment recommendations based upon that unique profile to make the evaluation most helpful for each client.

Dr. Burns received her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill where she specialized in the mental health of children and adolescents. She then completed an APA-accredited internship and APPCN postdoctoral fellowship at Children’s National Health System in Washington, DC, where she obtained specialized training in the assessment and treatment of individuals with a concussion/mild traumatic brain injury. Dr. Burns has published peer-reviewed journal articles and presented research at numerous national and international conferences relating to concussion/mild traumatic brain injury, co-morbid ADHD in individuals with an Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), and substance use disorders.

Dr. Burns lives in Newton with her husband and two children. As a family, they enjoy traveling, reading, listening to audiobooks, and watching and playing sports.

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