Special Needs Expert Witnesses

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Special needs expert witnesses practice in a variety of fields, including education, psychology, social work, rehabilitation therapy, and pediatric medicine. Some of the most common special needs expert witness specialties also include autism spectrum disorders, learning disabilities, physical disabilities, intellectual disabilities, and behavioral disorders. They can opine on the effects of inclusive education, individualized education programs (IEPs), disability discrimination, therapeutic interventions, and adaptive equipment.

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Max N. Wiznitzer, MDView profile

ID: 615409

Dr. Max N. Wiznitzer, MD

Dr. Max N. Wiznitzer has 39 years of experience in the field of Pediatric Neurology. He earned his BS in Medical Education from Northwestern University and his MD from Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. He completed two fellowships in Pediatric Neurology at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia and Higher Cortical Functions at Albert Einstein College of Medicine. Today, this...

Developmental Disabilities & Administrative Negligence Expert Witness | LouisianaView profile


Developmental Disabilities & Administrative Negligence Expert Witness | Louisiana

This highly qualified expert has over 40 years of experience working with individuals with developmental disabilities as an administrator of health, education, and human services agencies. He earned his BS and MS in special education from Arkansas State University and a PhD in psychology and special education from St. Louis University. He is active in his field as a member of the American...

Marvin Dale Nelson Jr, FACR, MBA, MDView profile

ID: 646078

Dr. Marvin Dale Nelson Jr, FACR, MBA, MD

Dr. Marvin D. Nelson Jr has 36 years of experience in the fields of Neuroradiology, Pediatric Radiology, and Diagnostic Radiology. He earned his BS and his MD from Loma Linda University School of Medicine and his MBA from USC Marshall School of Business. After completing an internship and a residency in Diagnostic Radiology at Loma Linda University Medical Center, he went on to complete a...

Peter Joseph Smith, MA, MDView profile

ID: 1226998

Dr. Peter Joseph Smith, MA, MD

Dr. Peter J. Smith has 23 years of experience in the field of Pediatrics, Neurodevelopmental Disabilities, and Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics. He earned his BA from the University of Notre Dame, his MA from Boston University, and his MD from Duke University. After completing his residency in General Pediatrics at Washington University in St. Louis, he went on to complete a fellowship in...

Mark Douglas Simms, MDView profile

ID: 20671

Dr. Mark Douglas Simms, MD

This expert has over 30 years of experience in developmental pediatrics. He obtained his BA and MD at the State University of New York and his MPH at Johns Hopkins Hospital. He then went on to complete a residency in pediatrics at Montefiore Hospital as well as a fellowship in child development and rehabilitation at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. He is active in his field as a diplomat...

Karen Hopkins, MDView profile

ID: 34167

Dr. Karen Hopkins, MD

This expert has over 25 years of experience as a pediatrician with a specialization in neurodevelopmental disabilities. She gained her BS in biology at Tufts University and her MD at New York University School of Medicine. She then completed her internship and residency in pediatrics at St. Vincent’s Hospital and Medical Center and her fellowship in developmental/behavioral pediatrics at Albert...

Special Needs Expert Witness FAQs

What is the role of a Special Needs expert witness in legal proceedings?

A Special Needs expert witness provides insight on cases involving individuals with disabilities, offering expertise on special education laws, disability rights, and appropriate accommodations.

What types of cases can a Special Needs expert witness contribute to?

They can contribute to cases involving discrimination, educational disputes, personal injury claims where the victim has special needs, or negligence in care facilities.

How can a Special Needs expert witness help in a case related to educational disputes?

They can assess whether appropriate educational provisions were made according to law, evaluate Individualized Education Programs (IEPs), and testify on best practices.

Are there subspecialties within the field of Special Needs expert witnesses?

Yes, subspecialties may include Autism Spectrum Disorders, Learning Disabilities, Physical Disabilities, Intellectual Disabilities, and Emotional/Behavioral Disorders.

Why is it important to hire a Special Needs expert witness with specific experience in the type of disability relevant to my case?

Each disability has unique characteristics and requires specific accommodations. An expert with specific experience can provide accurate assessments and credible testimony.

How does Expert Institute select its Special Needs expert witnesses?

Expert Institute offers a personalized approach to help you find the highest quality experts. We source actively-practicing professionals who match all your requirements for specialty areas, work experience, litigation history, fee range, certifications, location, and more.

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