Get to know Pediatric School Neuropsychologist Dr. Jeheudi Mes Onyemachi Vuai, who serves patients in Miami, Florida.
Affectionately called Dr. “V” by clients and colleagues, Dr. Vuai is a pediatric school neuropsychologist who provides comprehensive evaluations for a wide range of neurodevelopmental disorders, including traumatic brain injury, autism, executive function deficits, dyslexia, attention deficit disorder, dyscalculia, apraxia, ataxia, written language disorders, and other brain-based disorders of childhood and adolescents.
He is the Founder and President/CEO of Gray Matter Neurobehavioral Solutions, LLC in Miami, Florida. It is a private practice dedicated to helping children, adolescents, and young adults overcome difficulties exacerbated by neurodevelopmental disorders.
As Clinical Director, Dr. Vuai provides individual, group, and family counseling to address emotional, behavioral, academic, and mental health problems. His aim is to strengthen neurocognitive deficits so that individuals can grow, succeed, and thrive at home, school, and in the community.
An advocate for children with neurodevelopmental disorders, he seeks to raise awareness that learning and behavioral disorders of childhood do not necessarily result from academic or psychological factors, but rather are frequently due to brain dysfunction. He believes that when the underlying biological factors of learning and behavior are understood, then better intervention protocols can be applied.
Pertaining to his academic background, Dr. Vuai received his bachelor’s degree in Psychology and his master’s degree in Counseling and Personnel Services from the College of New Jersey. He earned his Doctor of Education (EdD) degree with special emphasis in Early and Middle Childhood from Nova Southeastern University in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.
Upon graduation, he completed postgraduate studies in School Psychology at Rider University in Lawrenceville, New Jersey & in Clinical Neuropsychology at Fielding Graduate University in Santa Barbara, California. He then trained under renowned neuroscientists at New York University, Department of Neurology & the National Institutes of Health, Division of Neuropsychology and Cognitive Science in Bethesda, Maryland.
An expert in his field, Dr. Vuai has over fifteen years of experience providing neuropsychological and school psychology services for young adults, children, and adolescents in diverse settings (e.g., medical, in-patient residential treatment facilities, juvenile detention centers, schools, and outpatient psychiatric clinics). A provider for the Office of Vocational Rehabilitation, he provides disability evaluations and therapeutic services for children, adolescents, and young adults. He is also a provider for Children Medical Services, Division of Child Find for the identification of infants and toddlers manifesting developmental delays.
The doctor is a Diplomate of the American Board of School Neuropsychology, which is a credential that is awarded to applicants who demonstrate competency in school neuropsychology.
To advance his professional efforts, he remains a member of several professional organizations, including the Dade Association of School Psychologists, the Florida Association of School Psychologists, the Florida Applied Behavior Analyst Association, the Florida Biofeedback Society, the American Psychological Association Division 16-School Psychology, and the Division 40-Academy of Neuropsychology.
Pediatric neuropsychology is a subspecialty within the field of clinical neuropsychology that studies the relationship between brain health and behavior in children. Many pediatric neuropsychologists are involved in teaching, research, supervision, and training of undergraduate and graduate students in the field.
Recognized as a renowned author, researcher, and educator in the field of pediatric neuropsychology, Dr. Vuai has authored many scholarly articles and the following books entitled: “Gray Matter Matters: Reflections on Child Brain Injury and Erroneous Educational Practices” (2012) and “Misbehaving Brains: Essays on Good Children Who Do Bad Things in Schools” (2016). He provides case studies of children who experienced a wide range of academic, mental health, and behavioral problems whose difficulties were related to underlying neurological factors.
Born in New Jersey, Dr. Vuai has not forgotten his African roots. He shares an ancestral heritage with the people of Sierra Leone and the Central African Republic. Now living in Florida, he enjoys exercising, riding his bike, running, walking, playing tennis and basketball, watching college and professional football, reading, writing, meeting new people, and traveling in his spare time.
Learn More about Dr. Jeheudi Mes Onyemachi Vuai:
Through his findatopdoc profile, https://www.findatopdoc.com/doctor/2544001-Jeheudi-Mes-Onyemachi-Vuai-Neuropsychologist or through Gray Matter Neurobehavioral Solutions, LLC, https://graymatternbs.wixsite.com/drvuai/biography
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