Amanda Skierkiewicz, Ed.D., NCSP

Clinical Neuropsychologist | Neuropsychology Department Training Coordinator

Amanda Skierkiewicz, Ed.D., NCSP, in working with pediatric clients with learning difficulties, executive dysfunction and social emotional challenges. Dr. Amanda earned her Doctoral degree in School Psychology focused in neuropsychology from the Chicago School of Professional Psychology. Her previous role as a school psychologist allows for a seamless integration of testing results into practical, school-friendly recommendations for interventions to maximize a child’s potential. Dr. Amanda has a passion for advocacy work and consultation with schools. Additionally, she provides one-on-one executive functioning coaching to assist individuals with organization, memory and study strategies, and other cognitive skills essential to optimal school functioning.

Clinical Focus Areas

  • Clinical Neuropsychology
  • School Neuropsychology & Psychology
  • Academic & School Consultations/Advocacy
  • Neurointerventions
  • Executive Skills Training
  • Memory Training

Education

  • The Chicago School of Professional Psychology   
    • Doctorate in Educational Psychology
  • Ball State University   
    • Master of Arts in School Psychology
  • Bradley University   
    • Bachelor of Science in Psychology

Qualifications

  • Nationally Certified School Psychologist

Memberships

  • National Association of School Psychologists
  • National Academy of Neuropsychology
  • American Psychological Association   
    • Division 16 School Psychology
    • Division 40 Society for Clinical Neuropsychology

Publications & Presentations

  • Skierkiewicz, A. & Cruz, J. (2017). Neurotechnology. In J. S. Kruetzer, J. DeLuca, & B. Caplan (Ed.) Encyclopedia of Clinical Neuropsychology. New York, NY: Springer
  • Skierkiewicz, A. & Cruz, J. (2017). Neurotherapy. In J. S. Kruetzer, J. DeLuca, & B. Caplan (Ed.) Encyclopedia of Clinical Neuropsychology. New York, NY: Springer
  • Skierkiewicz, A. & Clark, R. (2017). Single-Case Design Interventions. In J. S. Kruetzer, J. DeLuca, & B. Caplan (Ed.) Encyclopedia of Clinical Neuropsychology. New York, NY: Springer
  • Skierkiewicz, A. (2016). A neuropsychological study to reduce anxiety in a child exposed to trauma (Doctoral dissertation).
  • Davis, A. S., Finch, W. H., Skierkiewicz, A. L., Rothlisberg, B. A., & McIntosh, D. E.(November, 2009).  Using demographic variables to estimate premorbid functioning in preschool children using the Stanford-Binet-Fifth Edition. Archives of Clinical Neuropsychology, 24. 539-540.
  • Skierkiewicz, A., Leece, M., & Cruz, J. (February 2018) Reconceptualizing ADHD: A Brain-Based Approach to Assessment and Intervention.  Presented at the 2018 Annual National Association of School Psychologists, Chicago, IL.
  • Skierkiewicz, A. & Cruz, J. (September 2017).  A Guide to Understanding ADHD: From a Neuroscience Perspective.  Presented at the 2017 Annual Meeting of the Illinois Alliance of Administrators of Special Education.
  • Skierkiewicz, A. & Cruz, J. (September 2017).  A Guide to Understanding ADHD: Applications of Neuroscience in School-Based Practice.  Presented at the 2017 Annual Meeting of the Illinois Alliance of Administrators of Special Education, Tinley Park, IL.
  • Garibay, G., Leece, M., & Skierkiewicz, A. (February 2016). Enhancing Attachment: An Overview of Theraplay. Presented at ISPIC Social Emotional Intervention Showcase in Bloomington, IL.
  • Leece, M. & Skierkiewicz, A. (November 2015). Traumatic Brain Injury: What Educators Need to Know. Presented at ISPIC Intervention Showcase in Bloomington, IL.
  • Clark, R., Garibay, G., Leece, M., Skierkiewicz, A. (February 2015). Adapting Neuropsychological Principles in Your School Psychology Practice: Chronic Illness Case Presentations. Mini Skills workshop at the 2015 Illinois School Psychology Conference in Springfield, IL.
  • Skierkiewicz, A. (March 2018). Grand Rounds. Invited presenter for NASP Neuropsychology in the Schools Interest Group, Live Webinar Series.
    Skierkiewicz, A. (September 2016). The Stanford-Binet-V: Administration and Interpretation. Invited training for school psychologists at Township High School District 211in Palatine, IL
  • Landstrom, M. & Skierkiewicz, A. (March 2017). A Guide to Understanding Your Child's ADHD from a Neuroscience Perspective. Invited presentation at Peotone High School in Peotone
  • Landstrom, M. & Skierkiewicz, A.  (November 2016). A Guide to Understanding Your Child's ADHD from a Neuroscience Perspective. Invited presentation at Rolling Meadows High School in Rolling Meadows, IL
  • Landstrom, M. & Skierkiewicz, A. (September 2016). Neurocognitive Effects of Marijuana: What Educators Need to Know. Invited presentation to District 214 Staff in Rolling Meadows, IL
  • Brain Bee, Muncie, IN, January 2010 Assisted in a Neuropsychology presentation to high school students participating in a gifted education program for potential medical students Supervisor:  Andrew Davis, Ph.D.