Dr. Chidekel serves as a consultant and expert witness for attorneys around the country in personal injury, probate, employment, education, class action, elder law, and limited family and criminal matters. She is retained by Plaintiff and Defense in approximate equal proportions. Cases involve traumatic brain injury, emotional trauma, elder capacity, undue influence, consequences of medical malpractice, access to special education, and neurodevelopmental disorders in children and adults. Sought by attorneys who want the truth about their clients, Dr. Chidekel provides them with a clear understanding of the issues at hand so they’re empowered to negotiate fair settlements. For matters that can’t be settled out of court, she loves the good fight, which is whatever fight is on behalf of the truth. She welcomes the opportunity to work with attorneys who are similarly-minded.
Dr. Chidekel assesses children, adolescents, adults, and geriatric adults contending with academic, developmental, emotional, relational, occupational, cognitive, and behavioral difficulties. She is known for her knowledge of brain-behavior relationships, and for her ability to understand and clearly explain the interplay between emotional, neurocognitive, and interpersonal dynamics. This integrated understanding of cognitive and emotional processes ensures that plans for treatment and for modifications at home, work and school are addressed in ways that are specific, comprehensive and proactive.
Parents interested in making an application for their children to attend various gifted programs such as the Davidson Institute and the Mirman School, must first determine if their children are qualified to apply. One step in determining this qualification is IQ testing. Dr. Chidekel is one of the licensed psychologists on the Testing Referral List for The Mirman School.