Who we ArE
James Fortman, PSY26321, is a licensed clinical psychologist, neuropsychologist and Qualified Medical Evaluator. He earned a bachelor’s degree in cognitive science from UC Berkeley and master’s and doctorate degrees in clinical psychology from Antioch University Santa Barbara.
Dr. Fortman completed a pre-doctoral internship in adult neuropsychology at the UC Davis Medical Center in the Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Department and a 2-year post-doctoral neuropsychology residency with the Center for Bio-Behavioral Science.
For over 15 years, Dr. Fortman has conducted psycho-educational, independent educational, psychological, vocational, medical-legal, and neuropsychological evaluations in various settings including K-12 schools, inpatient and outpatient settings, skilled nursing facilities, the Department of Rehabilitation and in his capacity as a QME. He has been in private practice since 2014 where he provides assessments of neurodevelopmental conditions such as ADHD, autism, and learning disabilities, as well as neurodegenerative conditions including mild cognitive impairment, dementia, brain injury, stroke and other neurological challenges.
What is NeuropsychologICAL Assessment?
Neuropsychological assessment involves a systematic evaluation of cognitive abilities, such as intelligence, academic skill, memory, language, attention, problem solving abilities and visual-motor skills as well as sensorimotor function and personality. The results of neuropsychological assessment can assist physicians, family members, caregivers, and schools in making decisions about the person’s treatment options, rehabilitation potential, capacity, school placements or interventions and other issues.
A comprehensive report summarizing our findings, including recommendations for potential treatments and the likely consequences of the patient’s difficulties in daily functioning, is prepared for the referring physician or other clinician. A feedback session with the patient and family can also be provided.