About Dr. John Wager


Dr. John Wager (CA License PSY23086) has worked with individuals of all ages with a variety of cognitive barriers and has helped them maximize their functional life, school, and career roles. His experience includes working within medical settings for 15 years as an occupational therapist and clinical neuropsychologist. Maximizing function through rehabilitation has been his specialty by employing a biopsychosocial model of wellness rooted in brain–behavior components. 


He has worked with individuals who have experienced cognitive difficulties from developmental, neurologic, biological, behavioral, and learning challenges of all ages.  This has allowed Dr. Wager to integrate a dynamic set of functional variables to maximize healthy outcomes using evidenced based treatments. 


Dr. Wager has worked with individuals across the lifespan, which allows him to work from a developmental perspective.  For children and adolescents, he can assist them and their caretakers to prepare for the rigors and demands of adulthood and how they can best intervene early to succeed. For adults and older adults, he supports the individual's process in rehabilitation and helps utilize their cognitive strengths to assist with and overcome challenges they are faced with. Dr. Wager has gained clinical expertise at KidSpace Therapy, Kaiser Foundation Rehabilitation Center, Stanford Hospital, Baylor College of Medicine, Palo Alto VA Medical Center, and served on the medical school faculty and was the Director of Neuropsychological Services at the Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Department at University of Rochester Medical Center.


Currently his neuropsychological practice is in Mountain View, California within the El Camino Hospital campus. In addition, he is not affiliated or influenced by any schools or companies, which allows him to advocate for additional services, if indicated.  Dr. Wager conducts all evaluations, as he does not utilize students or technicians. 

Dr. Wager's priority is to maintain his involvement in the latest research and developments for the most up to date assessments and evidence based recommendation/treatment options.  Due to his dedication in research and education, he frequently attends local and national conferences.

Professional Affiliations:

  • APA Division 40: Society for Clinical Neuropsychology

  • APA Division 53: Society of Clinical Child & Adolescent Psychology

  • APA Division 54: Sociaty of Pediatric Psychology

  • Northern California Neuropsychology Forum (NCNF)

  • International Neuropsychological Society (INS)

  • National Academy of Neuropsychology (NAN)


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