Just like we need food and water to survive, we also need good quality sleep! It is not unusual to have sleep temporarily disrupted by injury, illness, loss, stress and life changes, but those disruptions should be short-lived, and even when chronic pain or stressors persist.
Insomnia, bedtime problems, narcolepsy, circadian disorders (shift work, jet lag, up too late) and more.
Appropriate concussion management requires specialized training and knowledge in sports neuropsychology – when managed properly, most individuals of all ages should be able to recover fully and without permanent difficulties, in weeks vs. months.
Clinical and medico-legal services, including record review, MMI/disability determinations, and IME.
Traditional psychological and neuropsychological testing and consultation with children, adolescents, adults to clarify diagnostic and neurodiverse profiles, and to facilitate intervention planning.
Particular expertise with gifted/talented, dyslexia, ADHD, pediatric cancer/tumors, high-functioning Autism/ASD, brain injury, post-COVID brain fog, PANDAS, and high-stakes testing.
Dr. Shapiro has worked as a psychologist in a variety of public and private settings, from public schools and universities, to hospital clinics and private practice. She has consulted with high school, collegiate, and professional sports teams including WPS, MLS, NHL/AHL among others. She continues to serve as a consultant in the testing industry and presents locally and at national and international professional (neuropsychology) meetings.
Dr. Shapiro understands the importance of exercise and leisure time for maintaining optimal health. In her spare time she enjoys gardening, cycling, making fused glass, and just about any sport on the water, in addition to spending time with family, neighbors, and volunteering with recreational programs for children with cancer and their families.
Marla Shapiro, PhD, NCSP, HSP, DBSM
Mailing Address: 1305 SW 7th Street Grimes IA 50111 | in-person testing: 3408 Woodland Ave Suite 102 West Des Moines Ia 50266
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