Anny Yang, PhD, is a member of the Clinical Advisory Counsel at the Child Mind Institute. She is a licensed psychologist and neuropsychologist practicing in New York City.
To the Child Mind Institute, Dr. Yang brings specialized training and expertise in providing high-quality neuropsychological evaluations, grounded in research. She has received training from and has held positions in the nation’s leading hospitals and institutes, including the UCLA Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior, the Child Mind Institute, and NYU Langone Health’s Rusk Rehabilitation.
Dr. Yang specializes in brain development and brain injury; processing social and emotional concerns that influence learning and development; and medical conditions that impact cognition. Her expert and highly individualized evaluations uncover students’ cognitive abilities, learning styles, social communication skills, and coping skills using up-to-date, evidence-based tools. Her expertise lies in evaluating attention and executive functioning; language and communication; language-based learning differences, like dyslexia; nonverbal learning differences; autism spectrum disorder; learning differences in bilingual learners; medical conditions that impact cognition, such as concussions, genetic syndromes, and cerebral palsy; and anxiety, mood, and other mental health challenges that impact functioning. Most rewarding to Dr. Yang is the opportunity to collaborate with parents and schools to uncover a child’s learning profile and identify barriers to success, so that individualized and evidence-based interventions can be implemented.
As a Taiwan-born, Taiwanese American, Dr. Yang is a bilingual (Mandarin) evaluator who has a deep commitment to and appreciation for diversity, culture, equity, and bilingualism. Much of her work has been dedicated to cultural neuropsychology and understanding the intersections of race, culture, bilingualism, and learning differences. Dr. Yang embraces cultural humility, specializes in understanding bilingualism in the developing brain, and relies on up-to-date research and tools to provide bilingual evaluations. Learning about a child’s cultural and linguistic background allows Dr. Yang to arrive at a deeper and more holistic understanding of how a child thinks, learns, feels, copes, and navigates their world.