NeuroSensory Center Staff
Our staff, including a DAN! Clinician, Neurodevelopmental Optometrist, and Neuropsychologist, serve patients with disorders including, but not limited to:
Dizziness, Vertigo, Chronic Headaches, Migraines, Dyslexia, Sensory Integration Disorders, Post-Concussion and Head Injury, Fibromyalgia, Chronic Pain Disorders, ADD/ADHD and Autistic Spectrum Disorders.
Dr. Robert Bohlander, Ph.D.
Director of Neuropsychology Services - Dr. Robert Bohlander, Ph.D., a Presidential Scholar and magna cum laude graduate of Lebanon Valley College of Pennsylvania, was awarded a Rush Rhees Fellowship to continue graduate study at the University of Rochester, Rochester, NY. There he completed his doctoral degree in both the Department of Psychology's Sensory and Perceptual Processes Program, as well as the interdisciplinary Center for Visual Science. He obtained additional specialization in Neurophysiology through the University of Rochester Medical Center's Center for Brain Research. His doctoral work focused on The Influence of Head Position and Visual Attention on Perceived Auditory Direction.
Dr. Bohlander's role within the NeuroSensory Center of Eastern Pennsylvania is to provide psychological and neuropsychological patient assessments, provide neurotherapy services, and to consult on the potential involvement of psychological and neuropsychological factors in patients' medical conditions and symptom presentation.
With many conference presentations to his credit, he is also the author of numerous articles published in a variety of peer-reviewed journals, Dr. Bohlander’s research interests center on the enhancement of psychological well being.
Dr. Bohlander is Professor of Psychology at Wilkes University, where he has taught courses in neuropsychology, physiological psychology, psychopathology, clinical psychology, and sensory and perceptual processes. He holds the rank of Associate Professor in Clinical Psychology at The Commonwealth Medical College. Dr. Bohlander is a Licensed Psychologist who has maintained a Clinical Psychology practice for 20 years.
Dr. Jeffrey Becker, O.D.
Director of Vision Services - Dr. Becker is a 1978 graduate of the Pennsylvania State University and graduated from The Illinois College of Optometry in 1983. He has been practicing in Northeastern Pennsylvania for over 26 years, with a specialty practice in Rehabilitative Optometry. He is the Director of Vision Rehabilitation at the Neurosensory Center of Eastern Pennsylvania, and is a consultant to the Pediatrics Department at John Heinz Rehabilitation Hospital and Progressive Health in Pennsylvania.
Dr. Becker, in his 26 years of clinical and research experience, has examined and treated over 3000 head injury, stroke, and neurologically-impaired patients ranging in age from birth to senior citizens. Dr. Becker is trained in theDefeat Autism Now! approach and has lectured internationally about vision therapy, autism and rehabilitation for head injury and stroke patients. Dr. Becker has authored articles about vision therapy and contributed to the newest book, “Cutting Edge Therapies for Autism.” He is also a consultant to several government agencies and works closely with other professionals who treat neurosensory disorders.
Sheila Becker, R.N.
Director of Nursing - Sheila Becker is a 1974 graduate of the Geisinger Medical Center School of Nursing. She has worked in the ICU/CCU at Bethesda Hospital in Chicago, IL, where she developed a home rehabilitation program for post coronary patients. She has also worked with Wayne Memorial Hospital in Honesdale, PA, Bayada Nurses, and Heartland Home Healthcare in Bradenton, FL, where she provided home care to patients. She brings to the NeuroSensory Center extensive knowledge and experience treating patients with Downs Syndrome, genetic heart and lung defects, diabetes, coronary artery disease, chronic lung disease, and epilepsy. She continues her education with numerous seminars including Medical Errors, HIV updates, Domestic Violence, Women’s Health Care, and ADD/ADHD disorders from childhood through adulthood. Sheila is trained in the Defeat Autism Now! approach. She is also certified by NeuroSensory Centers of America in the use of the Sensory View Diagnostic System.
Diane Haberkern B.A.
Director of Diagnostics - Diane Haberkern is Director of Diagnostic Testing at The NeuroSensory Center of Eastern Pennsylvania, and is certified by NeuroSensory Centers of America in the use of the Sensory View Diagnostic System. Diane earned a B.A. in Psychology from Wilkes University, and while there conducted research in perceptual psychology. Her research was presented at the Pennsylvania Academy of Sciences, and published in its Proceedings. Diane was employed for over a decade as a Mental Health Specialist in the Behavioral Science Unit, Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre, PA, administering both individual and group psychotherapy. After moving to the Wilkes-Barre area, Diane served as Job Coach for the Circle of Friends organization at Misericordia University.
Outreach Coordinator - Paula Chaiken is the Outreach Coordinator for The NeuroSensory Center of Eastern Pennsylvania. In this role, she arranges programs and events for the Center and helps to spread the news about all the great things the doctors and staff of the NeuroSensory Center are doing for the patients. A summa cum laude graduate of Duke University with an A.B. in English, Paula also has masters' degrees in Human Services Administration and Teaching. She attended the Defeat Autism Now! Conference in the Spring of 2008 and volunteers with Generation Rescue. If your group is interested in having a presentation by the doctors of the NeuroSensory Center, please contact Paula at email@example.com.
Vision Therapist - Lyndsey is a 2008 graduate of Bloomsburg University where she earned a Bachelor of Science in Education, with concentrations in Special Education and Deaf Education. Lyndsey has been working with individuals with Neurosensory needs for many years; generally one on one, administering varying forms of therapy to children and adolescents with ASD and specific learning disabilities. Lyndsey has had substantial experience teaching reading and creating lesson plans for students of all abilities. She volunteers with Special Olympics and Miracle League, is fluent in American Sign Language, and is very adept in working with individuals who are on the Autism Spectrum.
Administrative Assistant Saria comes to the NeuroSensory Center with extensive experience in office organization and customer relations. She is currently studying online at Kaplan University for her Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology. She is also a member of the Army Reserves Military Police Corp. since 2006. She brings many great qualities to the NeuroSensory center. Some of those qualities are dedication to service, experience in customer service, organization skills, and creating and maintaining a friendly environment. Saria will be happy to answer your questions or direct you to someone who can help you with any concerns that you may have.