“The thorough testing and interpretation of the results will go a long way in helping those who work with our son to better understand what kind of a learner he is.”

-ILD Parent

Contact Information

Meredith Cohen, Ph.D. and Julie Sayer, M.A., C.A.G.S., NCSP
Assistant Directors of Assessment

4 Militia Drive, Suite 20
Lexington MA, 02421
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Ph. 781-861-3711
Fax. 781-861-3701
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Neuropsychological Evaluations

Our neuropsychological evaluations and educational assessments for children, adolescents and adults are unique. The evaluation process is a positive, insightful experience for students and families, as important as the diagnosis and the report! Our personalized, holistic approach focuses on understanding and describing each student’s learning profile in the context of school, home, and work. Evaluation findings provide information about the cognitive and emotional processes that are important for academic success including problem-solving, memory, language, executive function, motivation and anxiety. Our assessment techniques link theory and research with best practice in strategy instruction.

What does the assessment process look like?

  1. Please call the office to schedule an initial consultation so we can review records, discuss your concerns and formulate a plan.  This discussion helps us determine the scope and focus of the evaluation.
  2. We gather information from teachers and other relevant professionals to ensure a team approach.
  3. A comprehensive neuropsychological evaluation and educational assessment typically takes 6 hours and testing is completed over two or three appointments.  More focused testing may take between 2.5 to 6 hours depending on the presenting problem.
  4. We meet with you to discuss our findings, preliminary recommendations, and to provide a 1-page summary.  We also schedule a meeting to provide a student-centered description of his/her learning profile.
  5. A comprehensive report is written and mailed to you following the feedback sessions.
  6. After the evaluation is completed, we are available to attend a school meeting to present our findings, and help teachers develop an appropriate plan to address each student’s needs.
  7. Follow-up appointments and consultations are strongly recommended. Systematic follow-up allows us to monitor progress, anticipate potential challenges and to respond proactively.