Roger Light, Ph.D., ABPP, ABCN is a board certified clinical neuropsychologist and licensed clinical psychologist who currently operates a private practice in Manhattan Beach, specializing in pediatric, adult, and geriatric neuropsychology. Dr. Light is also fully licensed to practice in Hawaii, and has a satellite practice on the island of Maui.
A neuropsychological assessment allows for the development of a cognitive profile of an individual’s strengths and weaknesses. The integrity of the underlying brain structures associated with these strengths and weaknesses is determined by systematically evaluating cognitive, emotional, and psychological functions. This information can assist in the development of interventions to improve and maximize daily functioning at work, in school, or in home and community functions. A neuropsychological assessment provides information that can help an individual function at their optimal level in all aspects of life.
Dr. Light has been been providing neuropsychological services in the South Bay of Los Angeles since 1989. Dr. Light received his doctorate in Clinical Psychology from Indiana University in 1984 with a minor in Neural Sciences. He completed his post doctoral training in developmental neuropsychology at the UCLA Neuropsychology Institute from 1984-1986. Dr. Light is on the voluntary clinical faculty in the Department of Psychiatry as an assistant clinical professor of the UCLA Medical Psychology Assessment Center in Westwood. He served from 1986 through 2008 as the Senior Clinical Neuropsychologist at Daniel Freeman and Centinela Freeman Hospitals in Inglewood working with children and adults who have received central nervous system injuries such as traumatic brain injury, stroke, tumors, infections, and other disorders.
Dr. Light is the author or coauthor of over 45 peer reviewed journal articles and book chapters. His research interests have focused on brain injury recovery, attentional and executive functioning, and behavioral management of difficult clients.