Shoreline Pediatric Neuropsychological Services, LLC


NEUROPSYCHOLOGICAL ASSESSMENT Neuropsychology is the study of brain/behavior relationships. Dr. Pelletier conducts neuropsychological evaluations for a variety of presenting problems that affect learning and cognition to determine changes in memory functioning, attention and concentration, problem solving, and emotional status. These functional areas are often influenced by medical and psychological conditions, and neuropsychological testing can clarify diagnoses and assist in treatment planning.

Areas of interest to Dr. Pelletier include:

• Learning disorders and disabilities (e.g., dyslexia and non-verbal learning disabilities)
• Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorders
• Developmental Disabilities (Mental Retardation)
• Autism Spectrum Disorders (including Asperger’s Syndrome)
• Neurodevelopmental Disorders and Genetic Syndromes
• Tourette’s Syndrome and Tic Disorders
• Prematurity and low birth weight outcomes
• Brain injuries and neurological disorders
• Anxiety/Mood disorders, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
• Late effects of cancer treatment
Please feel free to call or send an e-mail if you would like to determine if your specific concerns are something Dr. Pelletier feels competent to address.

Age Ranges
Dr. Pelletier works with toddlers, children, adolescents, and young adults, generally spanning the ages of 3-21.

Areas Assessed
A typical neuropsychological evaluation will involve assessment of the following:
• General Intellectual Abilities
• Executive Function Skills (e.g., planning, organization, problem-solving)
• Attention and Concentration
• Learning and Memory
• Language
• Visual-Spatial Skills (e.g., perception)
• Motor and Sensory Skills
• Mood and Personality
• Behavioral Functioning

The specific tests and procedures used are tailored to the individual client, considering the client’s stage of development and the presenting concerns.

Dr. Pelletier performs evaluations designed to help in decision making regarding appropriate school placement or interventions needed to maximize success in learning. She is available to attend school meetings. She is available to consult with parents or school staff regarding general psychological topics or specific issues related to individual cases.

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