Dr. DeCaria conducts diagnostic consultations and neuropsychological, psychoeducational, and psychological evaluations with pre-school and school-aged children, adolescents, and young adults. Diagnostic consultations provide guidance for determining and facilitating the appropriate services relative to referral questions and areas of concern. The evaluation provides a detailed and integrated profile that identifies and validates areas of strength and areas of concern, provides an understanding of the links between the findings and neurocognitive correlates, addresses relevance to discrete areas of functioning, yields diagnostic information, and generates specific and practical recommendations for support. Recommendations for support may include detailed strategies and tools for addressing specific areas of concern; academic remediation, speech/language therapy, occupational therapy, behavioral management, psychotherapy, or pharmacological support; academic services, modifications, and testing accommodations (e.g. ISEE; SSAT; SAT; ACT; GRE; GMAT; LSAT; MCAT); and guidance for appropriate academic placement. The evaluations also provide a baseline measure for change.

A request for a diagnostic consultation or an evaluation may be appropriate when you:


  • Observe behaviors that stand apart from others;

  • Observe persistent behaviors beginning to meaningfully interfere with early development, academic, adaptive, social, or emotional functioning;

  • Receive consistent validation from others that a problem exists;

  • Observe minimal progress after a fair trial of typical interventions attempted to mediate the problem;

  • Require specific documentation for testing accommodations, support for special education academic services, or for legal support for appropriate academic placement;

  • Require an updated assessment to measure change and to guide ongoing support.


Dr. DeCaria provides professional, practical, and timely assessments and guidance that will help you maximize your (child’s) potential.

© 2014 Concetta M. DeCaria, Ph.D.