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University College London
Department of Clinical, Educational and Health Psychology
Faculty of Life Sciences
Bedford Way WC1H 0AP
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122 Beaufort Street
London SW3 6BU

Email: kensingtonpractice@gmail.com

Dr. Josephine Storek, CPsychol

Dr. Josephine Storek, CPsychol is BPS Chartered Psychologist, member of the Dutch Institute of Psychologists, researcher and psychometrician with interest in intelligence, giftedness, twice exceptional (2E) and neuro(a)typical children. She has expert knowledge and interest in attention deficit (ADHD/ADD), executive (dys)function (EF), neuropsychological memory and processing difficulties and learning impairments, such as dyslexia, dyscalculia and NVLD. Josephine is a Honourary Research Associate at the Department of Clinical, Educational and Health Psychology, University College London (UCL). She collaborates extensively with the Eagle Hill School in Connecticut, Boston University ADHD Research Centre, UPenn Positive Psychology & Creativity Centre as well as the National Center for Learning Disabilities in NYC.

Dr Storek incorporates latest scientific findings to help educate parents and educators on the impact of neurodiversity on daily functioning, learning and academic achievements. Her research is regularly published in prominent peer-reviewed journals with high citation ratio, as well as numerous popular magazines and national and international press. Armed with determination to increase understanding of gifted, 2E and neuroatypical children, she regularly speaks to parents at public events such as the Independent School Show and to heads of schools and educators.

Josephine specialises in empirical behavioural and learning impairment assessments. In addition, she also offers tailor-made psychological & education-fit assessments, academic skills and knowledge gap assessments, talent potential assessments and university application guidance.  With a truly international background, she offers unbiased, no-nonsense, evidence-based advice and understanding of the British and American educational systems – from nursery to postgraduate level. A polyglot and a cultural chameleon, Dr Storek offers bilingual assessments to families with multi-cultural bacgkrounds. Assessments can be carried out in English, French, Dutch, Russian, Czech, German, Spanish & Japanese.

Prior to academia, Josephine spent a decade in strategic consulting roles in the educational and financial industries, where she delivered complex corporate and educational programmes that were awarded with prestigious AACSB and EQUIS Awards and shortlisted for the QS Wharton University Re-Imagine Education Award. Agnostic about work-life balance, she spends most of her weekends chasing after her children. Josephine is always up for a stimulating discussion and can be reached at kensingtonpractice@gmail.com.

Feedback from the Independent School Show 2018

“Thank you for the talk, Josephine. I really enjoyed it!”

“Anyone who has you in their corner fighting for them is a lucky person!”

Quote from Dr Storek’s 2018 speech:

We have come a long way and as a society we are becoming more aware and appreciative of neurodiversity. We are starting to value how neuroatypical children and adolescents will be able to use their unique talents in today’s fast-paced and ever-changing world, where we are faced with profound technological and environmental challenges. These neuroatypical brains will be vital for our survival!

Just imagine – without neuroatypical brains – we would not have lightbulbs (Eddison) or computers (Gates/Jobs); we wouldn’t have cars (Ford) or calculus (Newton) or Theory of biological evolution (Darwin), Theory of relativity (Einstein) or the Declaration of Independence (Jefferson)! We would have been deprived the joys of the Moonlight Sonata (van Beethoven) or Eine Kleine Natchmusik (Mozart); we would not have the Sistine Chapel (Michelangelo) or Pride and Prejudice (Austin), Miss Marple/H Poirot (Christie) and some of the most popular movies of our times (Spielberg) wouldn’t have been made…no ET? We would have been denied the amazing skills of wonderful neuroatypical actors, actresses, musicians and athletes (Goldberg, Gosling, Carrey, Knightley, Levine, Bieber, Phelps, M Ali and S Biles, among many others). We really do not have an excuse for failing neurodiverse children on their educational journey and supporting them in reaching their potential and leading fulfilled lives! “

J. Storek, ISS, November 2018