Dr. Gerald Elovitz

Dr. Elovitz is a clinical neuropsychologist with over 35 years of clinical practice experience. His interests have been in the developmental changes of childhood and aging. He is licensed in Rhode Island and Massachusetts.


Training:
Dr. Elovitz is a developmental neuropsychologist which means his interests and skills are principally in developmental disabilities like autism, childhood schizophrenia or Down syndrome children and dementia in seniors. He earned a bachelors degree in psychology at Amherst College and then studied elementary education at Smith College resulting in certifications as a K-8 teacher, principal and adjustment counselor. An interest in neurologically-based learning disabilities brought him to the Pennsylvania State University to study as a school psychologist in a program approved by the American Psychological Association. There he took two masters degrees and a doctorate at PSU specializing in psychological and emotional testing, test interpretation and test construction. Areas of speciality included the evaluation of; intelligence, personality (projectives), attention, reading and learning disabilities, audiological, and infant developmental assessment with adults and children down to age 18 months.

His neuropsychology training was as a post-doctoral fellow at the Harvard Medical School based at the Boston Children’s Hospital and the Beth Israel Hospital with an externship at the Boston VA hospital under Dr. Edith Kaplan at the Jamaica Plain campus. After about 15 years as a full-time pediatric clinical neuropsychologist, he spent three years training in geriatric neuropsychology (a new field at the time around 1995) in collaboration with neuropsychology staff at the University of Miami while establishing a geropsychiatric evaluation program for Columbia Hospital/HCA in West Palm Beach, FL which served a large senior population. For the last 20+ years he has worked full-time with seniors aged 60+.


Experience:
As a full-time practitioner for 39 years, Dr. Elovitz has conducted thousands of neuropsychological evaluations with seniors and consultations to families. He has spent 16 years as the pediatric clinical neuropsychologist at the Cape Cod Hospital’s child and adolescent inpatient unit, and many years consulting to six geropsychiatric inpatient units, including: Morton Hospital, Taunton; Caritas Good Samaritan, Brockton; Caritas Norwood, Canton; St. Anne’s Hospital, Fall River; Carney Hospital, Dorchester; Northeast Specialty Hospitals, Stoughton; and Parkwood Hospital, Acushnet.

He has testified and/or consulted to the Probate courts in Plymouth, Barnstable and Dukes County and regularly works with 14 Elder Law attorneys on Cape Cod, and many others on an as needed basis. He performs guardianship and conservatorship assessments for the protective services case workers for Elder Services of Cape Cod & the Islands.

Dr. Elovitz provides other assessment services in the legal arena, for example managing the pre-employment psychological evaluation for all new hires in the Massachusetts Dept. of Corrections for 10 years, and for all new hires for the Massachusetts Dept. of Youth Services (DYS) at present.

Services:
• Evaluation of capacity specific to the legal area in question
• Prepare Medical Certificates for guardianship
• Prepare
Medical Certificates for conservatorship
• Testimony and preparation of affidavits
• Pre-evaluation for Long Term Care insurance qualification
• Arrange
Clinical Team Reports for intellectually disability with our in-house staff
• Arrange Rogers (Monitor) guardianship with our in-house psychiatric staff
• Consultation and advice to the legal profession


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