About Dr. Steinhardt
Dr. Michael Steinhardt is a clinical neuropsychologist who conducts comprehensive neuropsychological evaluations for children, adolescents, and adults with a wide variety of conditions. He has specialized training evaluating children and adolescents with medical/neurological conditions that impact attention, learning, memory, academic, and social/emotional/behavioral functioning. He is on staff at Hackensack University Medical Center and is called in as a consultant for difficult cases to assist with differential diagnosis and treatment planning. His teaching responsibilities at the medical center include lecturing medical students on topics relating to neurocognitive functioning. In his clinical practice located in Montvale, New Jersey, Dr. Steinhardt’s practice is dedicated to clearly defining an individual’s areas of strengths and weaknesses to develop a set of evidence-based recommendations so that each person can achieve maximum success.
Dr. Steinhardt received his undergraduate degree in psychology at University of Maryland and a graduate degree in counseling psychology at Towson State University. He obtained a doctorate in clinical psychology with an emphasis in clinical neuropsychology at Nova Southeastern University in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. He completed his doctoral internship and post-doctoral fellowship with a specialized training in pediatric/child neuropsychological assessment at North Shore University Hospital/Cornell University Medical College. Upon completion of his fellowship, he joined the staff of North Shore University Hospital's preschool development program for children with language disorders and autism. He later joined the faculty of New York Medical College, in the departments of Neurology and Psychiatry, and was on staff at Westchester Medical Center, where he worked closely with neurologists and neurosurgeons involved with epilepsy, traumatic brain injury, stroke, and brain tumors. Subsequently, he was invited to become a founding member of the Pediatric Neuroscience Institute and Comprehensive Epilepsy Center at Hackensack University Medical Center.
Dr. Steinhardt is frequently called upon to speak to medical professionals, educators, and therapists. His talks tend to focus on sharing new, research-based perspectives of common disorders from a neuroscience and neuropsychological perspective, and how to employ evidence-based interventions to effect meaningful change.