About Strive Testing

Dr. Ann Simun is a clinical neuropsychologist who has been working professionally with children since 1989 when she became a school psychologist. 

Her state credentials include Licensed Psychologist, Licensed Educational Psychologist, School Counselor and School Psychologist; her formal training includes clinical neuropsychology, clinical psychology, applied behavior analysis, forensic psychology, educational psychology, and counseling.  She currently runs a private clinical practice specializing in children (preschool through school age), teens, and young adults with learning, developmental, behavioral/emotional, and neurological challenges. 

She frequently speaks and trains at regional and national conferences; she previous taught at the graduate and undergraduate level at various universities in Southern California and her clinics are formal training sites for clinical neuropsychologists from a variety of universities (Pepperdine, USC, Alliant, TCS, etc.) including postdoctoral internship.  The goal of her practice is to provide detailed, comprehensive and individualized reports on children/teens to help the intervention team (including parents, schools, medical and allied professionals) create integrated programs which maximize each client’s potential.

Mina M. Shalaby, Psy.D., is a Neuropsychological Resident and Registered Psychological Assistant working under Dr. Simun’s supervision.  

He successfully completed his doctorate, with an emphasis in Clinical Neuropsychology, from the APA accredited Clinical Psychology program at The Chicago School of Professional Psychology. Dr. Shalaby has had significant training and various clinical experiences in both assessment and treatment settings (i.e., private practice, community counseling centers, urban and rural communities, schools, public health agencies), and has worked with wide variety of populations (e.g., ages, ethnicities, orientations, cultures, diagnoses). In addition to several years of direct training under Dr. Simun in neuropsychological assessment, Dr. Shalaby also has research interests and experience in cognitive neuroscience, disordered eating behaviors, maladaptive coping behaviors, neurocognitive development. 

He has participated in multiple national and regional conventions in which he authored presentations for various professionals on the effects of culture in providing services, infidelity in relationships, functional behavior in ASD, and in effective diagnosis using the DSM-5. His clinical abilities include assessment and diagnosis with children, teens, as well as younger and older adults.

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