From addressing mild learning problems to supporting gifted children, a thorough and objective assessment of your child's strengths and weaknesses is incredibly valuable for parents, teachers, and service providers. I received state-of-the-art training in assessments and evaluations at Yale Child Study Center. Psychological, psycho-educational, and neuropsychological assessments are available.


Evaluations are available during and after school, as well as on Saturdays. Depending on the nature of the assessment and mutual availability, comprehensive reports are available 2-8 weeks after the initial appointment. The average turnaround time is 6 weeks. Typical referral questions include:

  • Identifying potential learning disorders:
    • Reading (dyslexia)
    • Writing (dysgraphia and expressive language disorders)
    • Math (dyscalculia)
    • Nonverbal Learning Disorder (NLD, or NVLD)
  • Evaluating cognitive functioning:
    • Executive functioning, including ADHD
    • 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

107 Northern Blvd., Suite 300, Great Neck, NY 11021      T: +1 516 209 2595