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Joanna Savarese-Levine, PhD



Dr. Joanna Savarese is a full-time Assistant Professor for the Bachelor of Arts in Child Development program in the College of Education at Ashford University. Dr. Savarese's background is in clinical psychology and neuropsychology with specific focus in neuropsychological, psychoeducational, and psychological assessment. Her expertise is in the evaluation of learning disorders, ADHD, and differential diagnosis using psychological testing. She has worked extensively with children and adults providing both neuropsychological assessments and psychotherapeutic treatment. Dr. Savarese has more than 15 years of graduate and post-graduate experience in the field of psychology, neuropsychology, and assessment. She also has been teaching at the graduate and undergraduate level for more than a decade and lectures in the community on topics such as understanding neuropsychological evaluations, learning and the brain, and building a positive relationship with your child. She wrote several features for the textbook “The Neuroscience of Learning: Principles and Applications for Educators (2014)”. She has also appeared on ESPN radio, NBC News San Diego, and has written articles for Parenting magazine. 


Doctor of Philosophy in Clinical Psychology
California School of Professional Psychology

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