Miki Lasher, Ph. D.
I am a child and adolescent psychologist with an expertise in developmental neuropsychology. In other words, I specialize in doing comprehensive evaluations with kids focusing on how they think, learn, feel, and behave, and I look at how these functions may be impacted by developmental and other factors. Each child is unique and my evaluations are tailored to get the most information about their functioning while also focusing on specific areas of concern.
My educational background includes attending college at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor (B.A., psychology major), followed by doctoral studies at Wayne State University in Detroit (Ph.D., educational psychology and minor in developmental/clinical psychology). While attending graduate school, I worked for several years at the Children’s Hospital of Michigan in the pediatric neuropsychology program, then completed an internship in pediatric health psychology. After moving to Connecticut (and having two kids), I completed a post-doctoral fellowship in neurodevelopmental disorders at the Westchester Institute for Human Development/New York Medical College in Valhalla, New York.
Since 2010, I have worked as a neuropsychologist in independent and group practices in Connecticut and New York, and more recently at a hospital-based developmental pediatric center. In addition to my clinical work, I have been actively involved in several state and national psychology organizations, including serving as past-president of the Connecticut Psychological Association.
Jenny Andjelkovic, M.S.
I am a mental health professional, a certified parent coach (Yale University Kazdin: Everyday Parenting and Parent Management Training) and an experienced support group moderator. My goal as a non-profit leader, educator and parent has always been to improve the lives of children by encouraging opportunities for success in school and life. Supporting parents and educators as they inspire and motivate young people to develop academic and emotional intelligence drives me and gives me hope for a brighter future for all of us.
While earning my M.S. in Educational Psychology from Pennsylvania State University with a concentration in learning theory and motivational issues for students with learning differences, I served as a university instructor and researcher. I created and implemented intensive learning theory and study strategy curriculum for disadvantaged college students and conducted psychological testing and evaluations for a national longitudinal research project examining early intervention for disadvantaged children in the public school system.
After earning my degree, I went to work in non-profit management as the Executive Director of Digital Blackboard Foundation in my hometown of Seattle. In this role I implemented, evolved and expanded K-12 educational programs that encouraged infusing creative technology ideas for effective learning in communities at risk. I ultimately made the move to New York City where I continued serving at-risk learners and their teachers as the Quality of Life Program Director at Working In Support of Education (W!SE).
In addition to my professional activities, I have proudly dedicated a number of years to raising my three children – all teenagers now. I devote my time to many causes close to my heart, but few causes have been as personal as my advocacy and support group leadership work in the Anaphylactic Food Allergy and Autoimmune Encephalitis spaces.