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Aileen Herlinda Sandoval-Norton

Adjunct Professor
Online Psychology, Graduate School of Education and Psychology


In brief, Dr. Sandoval is a licensed neuropsychologist who has worked in the field since 2009. She has vast experience in both inpatient and outpatient settings. Dr. Sandoval trained in pediatric neuropsychological assessment. In that capacity, her work included a particular focus on the neurocognitive latency effects of chemotherapy. She also completed an Internship and later worked as a Forensic Associate at the Institute on Violence, Abuse and Trauma (IVAT). In that capacity, she gained experience in civil, family, and criminal courts. Dr. Sandoval has substantial experience with developmental delays, learning disabilities, autism spectrum disorders, neurodegenerative conditions, neurocognitive consequences of substance abuse, and various psychogenic entities. 

Dr. Sandoval currently works as an Associate at Neuropsychology Consult Services (NCS), where she receives referrals from most major medical specialties as well as very unique and challenging cases (e.g. active civil litigants, Primary Progressive Aphasia, environmental toxins, and liver/kidney transplant candidates), and multiple complex neurocognitive disorders. In addition to her work at NCS, Dr. Sandoval has various peer-reviewed publications, including one of the top 10 articles published by Taylor and Francis. She also serves as an editorial member for peer-reviewed journals (including The International Journal of Developmental Disabilities, and Journal of Intellectual Disability – Diagnosis and Treatment). Dr. Sandoval also serves as the Clinical Director at the Autism Treatment Strategy Center (ATSC), a charitable organization serving children with various neurocognitive disorders. ATSC is the founder of the first efficacious treatment for maladaptive behaviors and communication in the minimally verbal Autism population. Dr. Sandoval also serves as an expert witness on brain function and Autism Spectrum Disorder.