Cohasset SEPAC presents
"Understanding a Neuropsychological Evaluation and How to Use Test Results
to Monitor Progress and use in the IEP Process."
presented by Neuropsychology & Education Services for
Children & Adolescents (NESCA)
Presented by Reva S. Tankle, Ph.D.
Pediatric and Adolescent Neuropsychologist NESCA-Newton
Tuesday, April 7th
8:30-9PM Open discussion among parents and speaker
This presentation will provide parents with an understanding of the essential components of a neuropsychological evaluation and the cognitive areas evaluated. Parents will learn how the scores are obtained and what they mean. Finally, they will learn how to compare test results to see if the student has made progress and how apply the results to the development of accommodations and goals in an IEP.
Dr. Reva Tankle received her B.A. and M.A. degrees in psychology from York University in Toronto, Canada and her Ph.D. from the University of Florida in Gainesville. She came to Boston for a position at the Greenery Rehabilitation Center, and spent many years there as a neuropsychologist working with adults with traumatic brain injury. In 2004, Dr. Tankle trained at the Federation for Children with Special Needs as a Parent Consultant and Special Needs Advocate. Since then, she has worked with hundreds of families with children with a wide range of disabilities, helping them navigate their way through the process of special education eligibility and accessing necessary services. Dr. Tankle currently teaches at the Federation's Parent Consultant course on "The Use of the Neuropsychological Evaluation in the IEP Process.” Although she had been a licensed psychologist and practicing neuropsychologist for many years, Dr. Tankle came to NESCA in 2011, for two years of additional specialized training in pediatric and adolescent neuropsychology. In 2013, she joined the NESCA staff as a clinician. She provides comprehensive evaluations for children and adolescents with a wide range of learning disabilities. Given her extensive experience within the special education system, she is uniquely skilled in providing support and recommendations for the educational process.
All presenters are sponsored by Cohasset SEPAC and free to the public.
Paul Pratt Library, at the intersection of Sohier Road and Ripley Road