“You have been so positive, encouraging and wonderfully supportive. I do not know how we would have made it through the school year without you.”

-ILD parent

Contact Information

4 Militia Drive, Suite 20
Lexington MA, 02421
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Ph. 781-861-3711
Fax. 781-861-3701
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Frequently Asked Questions

How are ILD and Research ILD connected?

The Institute for Learning and Development (ILD) and Research ILD are two independent sister organizations. At ILD, we provide clinical services including assessments, educational therapy and counseling to address the needs of children, adolescents, and adults. At Research ILD, we develop, evaluate, and promote strategies for successful learning and effective teaching through research, program development, dissemination of instructional materials, teacher training and scholarship support for educational support. Our research informs our practice and our practice informs our research.

Does my health insurance cover any of the evaluation costs?

  • Neuropsychological Assessments

At ILD, our assessment staff are Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO providers. Neuropsychological evaluations consist of educational and neuropsychological testing. The educational testing component is not covered by insurance plans. The neuropsychological testing component is sometimes partially covered by insurance plans. If you have Blue Cross/ Blue Shield PPO coverage, we will submit for the neuropsychological testing. For other insurance providers, we generally request direct payment for the assessment, and we will provide you with the necessary information so that your insurance company can reimburse you.

  • Psychotherapy services

Psychotherapy services are generally covered by most insurance plans. Currently, our psychotherapy services are covered, in part, by the following insurance companies: Aetna, Beacon Health Strategies, Blue Cross/ Blue Shield, Blue Choice, Fallon Health Plan, Harvard Pilgrim HMO, HMO Blue, Tufts Health Plan, Value Options.

  • Educational Therapy

Educational services are typically not covered by health insurance plans. However, if your insurance plan is different, we will gladly provide you with the necessary information so that your insurance company can reimburse you.

  • Consultations

Initial case reviews and consultations are not typically covered by health insurance.

Are you advocates?

Unlike advocates, we do not pursue a legal course of action in order to negotiate with school systems or obtain services for your child. However, we are available to attend school meetings in order to present our findings and give appropriate recommendations for educational programming.