NESCA Founder and Director Ann Helmus, Ph.D. is a licensed clinical neuropsychologist who has been practicing for many years. A highly-skilled clinician, consultant and compelling speaker, she is prominent locally and in high demand internationally.
A senior clinician at NESCA since its inception in 2007, Dr. McCormick mainly sees individuals with autism spectrum disorders from grade six through grad school. He has a particular interest in the often difficult transition from high school to college.
Dr. Monaghan-Blout specializes in the assessment of clients with complex learning and emotional issues. She has a particular interest in working with adopted children and their families, as well as those impacted by traumatic experiences.
Dr. Roosa has been performing neuropsychological evaluations of children since 1997. Her thorough assessments are particularly appropriate for children with complex profiles and those whose presentations do not fit neatly into any one diagnostic box.
Dr. Talamo specializes in working with children and adolescents with language-based learning disabilities including dyslexia, attentional disorders and emotional issues. She is particularly interested in, and has worked extensively with, highly gifted children.
Dr. Gibbons evaluates children presenting with a range of attentional, learning, and developmental disabilities. She has a particular interest in children with autism spectrum disorders, intellectual disabilities, and those with complex medical histories.
Dr. Currie specializes in the evaluation of psychiatric disorders in children and adolescents, anxiety in particular, conducting both neuropsychological and projective assessments. She also sees clients in NESCA’s Londonderry, New Hampshire office.
Dr. Tankle is clinical neuropsychologist who specializes in assessment of children age seven through young adulthood with ADHD, Specific Learning Disabilities, Autism/Asperger’s Syndrome and brain injury to provide understanding of the child's learning profile and recommendations for educational needs.
Dr. Kulis graduated from the Univ. of Massachusetts Magna Cum Laude as a Commonwealth Scholar, and earned her doctorate at Mass. School of Professional Psychology. She sees children with developmental, intellectual, learning and executive functioning challenges.
In hospital, clinic and school settings, Dr. Geragosian has had diverse clinical experience working with children and adolescents presenting with a wide range of cognitive, learning, social, emotional and developmental challenges, including autism spectrum disorders.
Dr. Lops works with individuals with a broad range of developmental, behavioral, learning, and emotional challenges. She specializes in the early diagnoses of Autism in children as early as 12-months of age - and is particularly interested in working with individuals with anxiety related disorders, self-regulation challenges, and ASD.
Dr. Conway specializes in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), behavioral interventions and other evidence-based treatments for children, adolescents and young adults who struggle with mood and anxiety disorders as well as behavioral challenges. She also has extensive experience working with parents and collaborating with school personnel.
Sharon Stirling, our counselor in our New Hampshire office, has a wealth of experience counseling children, adolescents and young adults. She is particularly skilled with adolescents and young adults navigating their feelings related to post-secondary life as well as children and adolescents who are resistant to therapy.
Tonya White is an expressive arts therapist and mental health counselor who uses a multi-modal approach to therapy that incorporates drama, dance, movement, art and mindfulness as a way to help children, adolescents, and young adults with a wide range of challenges learn how to express and manage their emotions.
For more than a decade, Kelley Challen has facilitated social, life and career skill development for youth with a wide range of developmental and learning abilities. Her approach to transition planning and assessment is person-centered and highly-individualized.
Kathleen Pignone is a deeply knowledgeable and experienced transition specialist with unique expertise in vocational assessment, employment planning, and school-based program design for adolescents and young adults with a wide range of learning and emotional needs.
Marilyn Weber is a seasoned parent consultant and advocate specialized in transition issues involving adolescents and young adults. She offers community-based skills coaching services as well as short-term consultation to families and fellow professionals.
Courtney Rose Dykeman-Bermingham joined NESCA in 2016, and will be providing Transition Assessments and Assistive Technology tutorials and seminars for families, individuals, school special education staff and community professionals.
Dan Chace is a former teacher and school department head who holds a Master’s degree from the N.E. School of Acupuncture. His practice blends the creativity of Japanese acupuncture with his Western scientific background and experience as an educator.
If you’re looking for a thorough and comprehensive transition assessment and/or consult on other options, try NESCA. They are pricey, but worth it and do excellent follow up consulting with Teams. If you don’t need the whole bundle, they can help with recommending other appropriate evaluators…
- Educational Advocate