Private Evaluators recommended by our PAC members

Many of our members have not rely exclusively on public school testing. They have got testing from private diagnosticians, child psychologists, school psychologists, and educational evaluators who are familiar with and able to administer a number of the multitude of tests that are available.  We have found that public school staff are often limited as to the types of tests available for them to use and are unable to probe adequately, despite unusual scatter in a subtest profile.

Need a evaluator?

We have found that contacting a school that specialized in your child's disability is a good resource.  These schools work with many different evaluators and often will share some names of private evaluators they have experience with.

While each of the following professionals comes recommended by at least three SPED PAC members, we cannot in any way guarantee the result. It is important to check their references, review their credentials, and interview them to understand whether their skills and approach are a good fit for your child.

Page Index: Pediatric Neuropsychologist, Centers that Accept State Rate, Educational, Language, Speech, Math, Occupational Therapy, Behavioral,
                    Pediatric Neurologist, Audiologist, Optometrist

 

Neuropsychological Evaluations
Pediatric Neuropsychologist:

                          Children's Evaluation Center (CEC)
Closed in late August, 2007.  Now there are 2 new practises, NESCA and ICCD, please see the their listings below.  
The CEC provided quality evaluations and care to children, adolescents, young adults and their families for almost 10 years.
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  Dr. Ann Helmus, Ph.D. , Director

Neuropsychological and Educational Services for Children and Adolescents (NESCA) 
55 Chapel Street, 2nd Floor   (previously located at 90 Bridge Street)
Newton, MA  02458
617-658-9800

www.NESCA-Newton.com

Ms. Sandra Oliveira, Office Manager
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Dr. Rafael Castro, Ph.D., Director 
  
Intergrated Center For Child Development (ICCD)
340 Turnpike Street
Canton, MA  02021

Second site:
193 Oak Street, Suite 1
Newton, MA  02164
781-619-1500 Main number
781-619-1580 Intake number

www.ICCDPartners.org

Meghan Welsh, M.S., Intake Coordinator

(Previous at Intergrated Center For Child Development (ICCD) and Children's Evaluation Center (CEC) )


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Dr. Joseph Moldover, Ph.D.
www.drmoldover.com
555 Washington Street, suite #5
Wellesley, MA 02482
781-237-1735
info@drmoldover.com

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  Dr. Penny Prather, Ph.D.
Educational Enhancement Center (EEC)
23 Pleasant Street
Newton Center, MA  02459
617-558-3366

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  Dr. Aida Khan, Ph.D.
259 Massachusetts Ave.
Arlington, MA  02474
781-646-7524

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Dr. Joanne Frankhouser, Ph.D.
76 Hanover Street
Newbury, MA 01951
978-499-2323

Private practice

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  Dr. Gretchen Felopolous, Ph.D.
Mass. General Hospital (MGH),
Psychology Assessment Center
Boston, MA

Recently published a book:

 "Straight Talk about Psychological Testing for Kids"

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Dr. Lois Carra, Ph.D.
13 Norris Street
Cambridge, MA  02476

617-596-2270
loiscarra@comcast.net

Private practice (Previous at Floating Hospital, Center for Children with Special Needs)

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  Dr. Anne Daniels, Ph.D.
57 Highland Ave.
Salem, MA
617-905-4925
Private practice

Also listed as a resource on NLDline website.


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  Dr. David Dinklage, Ph.D.
Dinklage Associates
180 Massachusetts Avenue, Suite 301
Arlington, MA 02474

781-488-3600

DinklageAssociates@verizon.net

Also listed as a resource on NLDline website.

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Dr. Scott Michael Sokol Ph.D.
60 Joseph Road
Framingham, MA  01701
508-308-3394

Private practice

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The Gifted Resource Center of New England
Dr. Deirdre V. Lovecky, Ph.D.
Gifted Resource Center of New England
P.O. Box 40326,
Providence, RI 02940-0326

401-421-3426
GRCNE02940@aol.com

Specialize in working with gifted children

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(Note: Using an evaluator out-of-state, makes classroom observations, attending of Team meeting or
attending hearing more difficult, if not impossible.)

Centers that accept State Rate:
 

The Learning and Emotional Assessment Program (LEAP)
At Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH)
151 Merrimac Steet, 5th Floor
Boston, MA 02114
617-643-6010
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Floating Hospital for Children (Floating)
At Tuffs New-England Medical Center

Center for Children with Special Needs
750 Washington Street
Boston, MA 02111
617-636-7242

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Educational, Language or Speech Evaluation:

 
Phoebe Adams, Ed.M.
Learning Specialist
462 Boston Street, Suite 7
Topsfield, MA   01983
617-909-0509

Specializes in Psychoeducational evaluations for school age children and adolescents who present with a variety of school problems including early reading difficulty.  They may be diagnose with Dyslexia, Non-verbal Learning Disability (NLD/NVLD), Anxiety, ADHD, Language Disability (LD), Asperger Syndrome, etc.  She will also do on-site observation and attend your Team meeting.


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                          Dr. Laura B. Becker, Ph.D., CCC-SLP
- Laura has moved in May 2007 from Wellesley to Newton and her telephone number is also changed -
120 Wells Avenue, Suite 402
Newton, MA 02459
617-630-4976

Specializing in speech and language disorders associated with language-based learning disabilities,
phonology, reading, dyspraxia, early literacy,  higher-level language processing and
Autism Spectrum Disorder and Asperger Syndrome.

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Kathleen S. Grabowski, M.S., CCC/SLP
6 Whittier Place #7C
Boston, MA  02114
617-742-9379

Specializing in speech and language disorders associated with language-based learning disabilities,
phonology, reading, dyspraxia, early literacy, and higher-level language processing

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  Dr. Robert Kemper, Ph.D., CCC
Clinical Psycholinguist
Psycholinguistic Associates, Inc.
86 Mill Street
Haverill, MA   01830
978-469-0043

Specializes in Psychoeducational evaluations.

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  Dr. Bonnie D. Singer, Ph.D., CCC
President, author of "Empower Writing Program"
Has a new business name: Architects For Learning®
(Used to be Innovative Learning Partners, LLC
20 Walnut Street, Suite 101       
Wellesley, MA  02481
781-235-8412
info@architectsforlearning.com

Specialize in written language and written expression.

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  Sarah Rozehnal-Ward, M.S., CCC/SLP
aka: Sara Ward
Center for Speech and Language Pathology

- Sara has moved from Needham to Lincoln, phone number is the same, June 2007 -
160 Lincoln Road
Suite 206
PO Box 224
Lincoln, MA   01773

781-453-0841
info@executivefunctiontherapy.com
or

swardtherapy@aol.com

Specializes in Executive Functioning (EF), speech and language therapy and Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)
 does on site observation and attends Team meetings.


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Dr. Katherine Scott, Ph.D.
19 Ware Street, #4
Cambridge, MA
617-492-0207

Specializes in Psychoeducational evaluations, and will do on site observation and attends Team meetings.

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Math Evaluation:
                         Mahesh Sharma, director/founder
The Center for Teaching and Learning Mathematics
47 A River Street
Wellesley Hills, MA 
781-235-7200


Professor Mahesh Sharma, President of Cambridge College, in Cambridge, MA.  He is an internationally recognized expert in the psychology of mathematics learning. He has worked in the field of mathematics education for over 30 years.  Has an office in London, and teaches at Oxford University.

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  Marie Marolda, Math Specialist
Children's Hospital Boston 
Learning Disabilities Program
300 Longwood Avenue
Fegan 11
Boston, MA 02115
617-355-6391

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Occupational Therapy Evaluation:

                         Occupational Therapy Associates (OTA)
Dr. Jane Koomar, Ph.D.,OTR/L, FATO
124 Watertown Street
Watertown, MA  02172
617-923-4410

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  Jill Perry, OTR
Children's Therapy Associates (CTA)
17 Strathmore Road
Natick, MA  01760
508-650-0457, Karen Head, handles intake

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  Lynnfield Pediatric Rehabilitation
617-246-4225

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Functional Behavioral Evaluation
Behaviorist:

                        For list of our PAC member recommended, Behaviorist, visit our web page. 

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Vision Therapy Evaluation

Behavioral Optometrist / Development Optometrist:

                        For list of our PAC member recommended, Optometrist, visit our web page. 

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Medical issues

Neurological Evaluations
Pediatric Neurologist:

                        

Dr. Margaret Bauman, MD
LADDERS = Learning and Developmental Disabilities Evaluation
and Rehabilitation Services,is their former name, they are now know as:

Lurie Center
Massachusetts General Hospital, MGH
1 Maguire Road
Lexington, MA 02421
Phone: 781-860-1714

Specializing inAutism Spectrum Disorders (ASD), Pervasive Developmental Disorder (PDD) and Asperger Syndrome (AS).

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  Dr. William Singer, MD
The Center for Developmental Neurology and Pediatric Behavioral  Medicine
42 Washington Street, Suite 100,
Wellesley, MA 02481
781-416-1919

Specializing in developmental, behavioral issues for complex kids,  traumatic brain injury (TBI), and
he is also listed as a resource on NLDline website.


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Audiologist:
  Gerri Feuer Shubow, M.S., Audiologist, CCC-A
1298 Washington Street
West Newton, MA  02494
781-444-2311

Has knowledge of Sensory Integration and Sensory Processing issues as well as
CAPD, will attend Team meetings.


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  Kathleen (Katie) West, MA, Audiologist, CCC-A 
Audiology Department
Children's Hospital Lexington
482 Bedford Street
Lexington, MA  02420
781-672-2100

Recommend for a CAPD evaluation, not Speech and Language evaluations
 
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  Jane Liberman, M.S., Audiologist, CCC-A
Pediatric Audiology Department (works with Dr. Margaret Kenna)
Children's Hospital in Lexington

781-672-2100
Children's Hospital in Boston: 617-355-6485

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