Our neuropsychologists specialize in evaluating and treating people who have suffered brain injury, stroke, lack of oxygen, tumor or other conditions impacting the brain. They perform neuropsychological evaluations to determine the cognitive, behavioral and emotional consequences of these injuries. In addition, neuropsychologists assist all of our rehabilitation patients (whether they have suffered a brain injury, spinal cord injury, limb loss or other diagnosis) with counseling, as needed, to help with emotional adjustments to their disability as they recover.
Our neuropsychologists may also provide assessment of attention, concentration, memory, problem-solving skills, abstract reasoning, motor speed and executive functions (e.g., planning and organization). This valuable information is then used to determine specific rehabilitative needs and create a customized treatment plan.
William N. Schneider, PhD
Neuropsychology Supervisor, Golisano Restorative Neurology & Rehabilitation Center & Neuropsychology
As the leader of the largest single group of neuropsychologists in Monroe County, Dr. Schneider provides oversight and vision for our expanding neuropsychology services. From a clinical perspective, he specializes in pediatric and adult neuropsychological assessment and brain injury rehabilitation. He works to promote optimal cognitive outcomes after brain injuries, focusing on behavioral management in rehabilitation. He also acts as a liaison and consults with schools and educational programs.
Dr. Schneider earned his B.A. in Psychology from Wheaton College and his Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology, APA Accredited Program from the Biola University, Rosemead School of Psychology in La Mirada, California. His APA-accredited pre-doctoral internship was completed at Pine Rest Christian Hospital in Grand Rapids, Michigan; his post-doctoral Fellowship in Rehabilitation and Neuropsychology was completed at the University of Michigan Medical Center in Ann Arbor.
He is a member of the American Psychological Association, International Neuropsychological Society, National Academy of Neuropsychology, New York State Association of Neuropsychology and Psi Chi, Biola University.
His awards include the Sheldon Zinger Memorial Scholarship at Biola University and Who’s Who Among Students in American Colleges and Universities.
Dr. Schneider is actively involved in graduate psychology and medical education. He has maintained a clinical appointment at the University of Rochester Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation for over 20 years, where he provides training, gives lectures and helps lead journal club for a group of medical residents in rehabilitation medicine. He has also been supervising graduate psychology students for over two decades as an agency supervisor for the State University of New York at Brockport Masters in Psychology Program.
He has conducted collaborative research over the years with his medical and neuropsychological colleagues on the topics of pharmacotherapy for enhancing cognitive outcome and functioning in traumatic brain injury. His extensive list of research and presentations include topics in cognitive and behavioral disorders and rehabilitation following traumatic brain injury.