Dr. Appleby has been in the practice of pediatric neuropsychology in the western suburbs of Chicago since 1988.  He was on the faculty of Loyola University Medical Center for almost 25 years, initially in the Department of Surgery, and then in the Department of Neurology.  He was previously Director of Pediatric Neuropsychology at Loyola as well as Director of the Neuropsychology Service.  He also directed the Learning Evaluation Center, was a member of the Pediatric Neurotrauma Team, the Pediatric Oncology Team, and the Spina Bifida Clinic.  Dr. Appleby was previously a board member of the Illinois Spinda Bifida Association and also served on the State of Illinois Task Force for the education of children with traumatic brain injuries.

Dr. Appleby attended the University of Michigan before receiving his Bachelor's degree at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.  He earned his Masters and Doctorate degrees in Clinical Psychology and Neuropsychology at The University of Houston.  His internship training was in Boston, under the supervision of Dr. Edith Kaplan, with extensive clinical experiences at both Boston Children's Hospital and The Kennedy Memorial Hospital for Children.

Dr. Appleby understands that each child is a unique individual, and presents for an evaluation​ with distinctive strengths and concerns.  So, assessment protocols are always individualized, based upon the age of the child as well as the essential issues that are creating challenges in his or her life.  But, the following areas of functioning are generally incorporated into a comprehensive neuropsychological evaluation:

  • Behavioral functioning
  • Social perception, judgment, and effectiveness
  • Mood and social-emotional functioning

Dr. Appleby is a preferred provider for BlueCross BlueShield insurance.  He and his staff will also work with clients to obtain whatever coverage may be available from other insurers.

  • Intellectual functioning (general cognitive ability)
  • Working memory (auditory; visual)
  • Divided attention
  • Sustained concentration (auditory; visual)
  • Distractibility
  • Impulse-control
  • Cognitive set-shifting
  • Executive functioning (organization and planning)
  • Verbal reasoning and thinking abilities
  • Language functioning (expressive and receptive; including auditory processing/comprehension)
  • Nonverbal ability (visual-perceptual and visual-spatial processing; visual-constructional skills)
  • Processing speed
  • Learning and memory functioning (verbal/auditory-linguistic; visual/nonverbal)
  • Abstract reasoning, concept formation, and problem-solving abilities
  • Academic skills

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  • ​Academic "readiness" skills

  • ​Reading sight vocabulary
  • ​Phonological processing/phonemic awareness
  • Phonics
  • Reading fluency
  • Reading comprehension
  • Spelling
  • Written expression
  • Mathematics application/problem-solving
  • Practical arithmetic