Michael Baniewicz, Psy.D. is a licensed clinical psychologist and formally trained neuropsychologist with a specialization in developmental and cognitive disorders. Dr. Baniewicz pursued a career in neuropsychology to bring together his interest in how the brain works with his desire to help people. “Neuropsychology is much like putting together a puzzle,” reflects Dr. Baniewicz. “And, once I figure out how a patient’s brain is functioning, I can assist my patient in getting the help that will best assist him or her.”
Dr. Baniewicz works with a wide variety of ages, ranging from toddlers to adults. His areas of expertise include Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), epilepsy, learning disorders, and Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI). He has several specialized training certificates, including Certified Brain Injury Specialist, Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapist and he is trained on the Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule, version 2 (ADOS-2) to determine autism diagnoses. Dr. Baniewicz provides autism assessments, and both neuropsychological and biopsychosocial evaluations in New Jersey and Pennsylvania.
When asked what he first recommends to families whose children are facing neurological concerns, Dr. Baniewicz recommends, “Regardless of diagnosis or challenges, all children need love and positive attention from their parents. Just love your child!”
Dr. Baniewicz completed his undergraduate training at Saint Joseph’s University and his masters and doctoral degrees in Clinical Psychology at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine (PCOM). He completed his clinical training at Christiana Care, ReMed, and The Center for Neurological and Neurodevelopmental Health (CNNH), where he also completed his formal post-doctoral fellowship. He is an adjunct professor at PCOM, and has also conducted several community-based presentations to provide education and resources to the community on a variety of neurodevelopmental disorders.