Roger E. Lauer, Ph.D. – Director
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Roger E. Lauer, Ph.D., is a fully licensed psychologist in the State of Michigan who is formally trained as a clinical neuropsychologist. He earned his Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from the University of Michigan (U-M). Prior to attending U-M, he worked at the Children’s Hospital of The Menninger Foundation. Dr. Lauer’s area of research specialization while in graduate school was developmental and emotional issues impacting learning and memory. After finishing his doctorate, Dr. Lauer completed a post-doctoral fellowship in clinical neuropsychology within the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Michigan Medical Center (UMMC). Subsequently, he worked as a staff psychologist within the Neuropsychology Division at the UMMC.
After leaving UMMC, Dr. Lauer became a clinical supervisor within the St. Joseph Mercy Health System and worked as a consulting neuropsychologist to various clinics and private schools. He also served as an adjunct faculty within the Departments of Psychology and Social Work at U-M. He has since moved into full-time private practice, but he continues to teach and give talks on a regular basis. He holds membership in numerous professional organizations including the American Psychological Association, the Michigan Psychological Association, the International Neuropsychological Society, the National Academy of Neuropsychology, the Learning Disabilities Association of America, the International Dyslexia Association, the Autism Society of America and the Council for Exceptional Children. Dr. Lauer has also served on the professional advisory board of the Learning Disabilities Association of Michigan and the International Dyslexia Association, Michigan Branch.
Dr. Lauer’s private practice is focused extensively on neuropsychological diagnosis, assessment and intervention of learning, attention and developmental disorders. He works with children, adolescents and adults who struggle with learning disabilities, ADHD, autism spectrum disorders, motor and language disorders, fetal alcohol spectrum disorders, toxin exposure (e.g., lead, mercury), genetic disorders, seizures, traumatic brain injury and psychiatric/emotional issues (e.g., depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder). Dr. Lauer approaches his work from a strength-based model to improve self-esteem around learning. He provides long-term management and follow-up for clients in order to track progress, provide parent and individual guidance, consult with schools and maximize intervention plans across all settings (e.g., home, school, work or extra-curricular activities).
Within the local community, Dr. Lauer maintains a large referral network of speech and language therapists, occupational therapists, tutors, performance coaches, memory trainers, psychotherapists and medical personnel to develop and manage the most thorough plan of intervention that best serves the needs of his clients.