From identifying learning disabilities to supporting gifted children, a thorough and objective assessment of your child's strengths and weaknesses can change the course of your child's future. I have received extensive training in evaluation techniques, and have supervised and taught psychological testing to doctoral students and medical fellows for years. I have built collaborative relationships with local school districts so that we can work together to help children reach their potential. Psychological, psycho-educational, and neuropsychological assessments are available.


Evaluations are primarily conducted during school days to maximize the accuracy of results. At times, Saturdays may be available as well. The average turnaround time, from initial meeting to complete report, is 6 weeks. Typical referral questions include:

  • Identifying potential learning disorders:
    • Reading, including various forms of dyslexia
    • Writing, including dysgraphia and expressive language disorders
    • Math (dyscalculia)
    • Nonverbal Learning Disorder (NLD, or NVLD)
  • Evaluating cognitive functioning:
    • Executive functioning, including attention (ADHD) and complex executive processes
    • Memory Functioning
    • Planning and organization
    • Memory (short-term and long-term)
  • Measuring intelligence (IQ)
    • Assessing giftedness
    • Assessing differences in different types of intelligence
  • Evaluating unique learning profiles:
    • Identifying strengths/weaknesses
    • Creating learning plans with individualized strategies
  • Identifying developmental disorders:
    • Autistic Spectrum Disorders, including Asperger's
    • Other Pervasive Developmental Disorders (PDD)
  • Evaluating social-emotional functioning:
    • Clarifying current diagnoses
    • Identifying emotional needs and services
    • Assessing social skills and emotional development
  • ​Second opinion on previous assessment
  • Monitoring progress and growth


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Linda Smith, Ph.D.
Clinical Psychologist

75 Plandome Road, Manhasset, NY 11030      T: +1 516 209 2595