“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 Testing and Evaluation Services

ILD provides Neuropsychological Testing & Evaluation Services to the Greater Boston area.

At ILD, a comprehensive assessment has two parts: a neuropsychological test and an educational evaluation.  Combining these two types of evaluations is important for understanding the whole child and providing teachers and parents with targeted and effective recommendations.  Sometimes, a third component is included to assess socio-emotional functioning.

What is a neuropsychological evaluation?

Neuropsychological evaluations include measures of cognitive abilities, reasoning and problem solving, memory, language, attention and executive function processing.  These evaluations may also include measures of fine motor and visual-motor processes.  The purpose of a neuropsychological testing is to understand the brain-based processes that are important for efficient learning and to delineate the student’s strengths and weaknesses.

What is an educational assessment?

Educational assessments are designed to provide information about your child’s current performance in the areas of reading, writing, spelling and math.  For older students and adults, we also evaluate note taking, summarizing, and study skills.  In our written reports, we analyze each student’s approach to learning, identify his or her preferred strategies, and document how the student performed compared to his or her peers. 

What is a socio-emotional evaluation?

This customized evaluation includes a clinical interview and projective testing to understand the learner’s social-emotional functioning and coping mechanisms.  This evaluation provides information about potential difficulties with anxiety, depression, stress management, problematic behaviors and social skills. 

What is a follow-up evaluation?

Follow-up consultations and evaluations are critical for monitoring progress and ensuring that students experience on-going success.  In individual cases, the follow-up process may include an updated assessment of the student’s performance in selected areas.  As with all our evaluations, a follow-up evaluation includes the review of current work samples, grades and report cards, as well as teacher questionnaires.