Welcome to NESCA

NESCA is a pediatric neuropsychology practice and integrative treatment center in Newton, Massachusetts, serving clients from preschool through young adulthood and their families. Founded in 2007 by Dr. Ann Helmus, the practice now includes a growing number of experienced neuropsychologists and other skilled practitioners. From the first, we've worked very hard to set new standards for strong evaluations conducted with genuine warmth in a “non-clinical,” low-stress environment, with the goal of creating enduring and productive relationships with the people we serve.

What We Offer:

Neuropsychological Evaluation

Thorough evaluations; insightful reports; persuasive recommendations.

International Evaluations

Streamlined service delivery and logistical support for the traveling family.

Transition Services

A specialized team approach to transition assessment, consultation, planning and support.

Behavioral Services

Parent and school staff training; FBA and behavior plan development; program consultation.

Therapeutic Yoga

Focused on self-awareness and the development of self-regulation skills.

Integrative Treatment

Counseling psychotherapies, Japanese acupuncture, mindfulness, Yoga Connects and AASC.

School Consultation and Parent Training

A wide range of services in support of schools (public and private) and parents.

Referrals and Other Resources

Extensive referral database of qualified professionals and other practitioners.

Types of challenges we typically evaluate and treat:

• Reading problems (including dyslexia) and academic issues

• Language-based, nonverbal and other learning disabilities

• Autism Spectrum and Social Communications disorders

• Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADD/ADHD)

• Executive functioning deficits

• Emotional issues including anxiety and depression

• Intellectual disabilities

Over the last 10 years, you have consistently been a source of support and advice, rescuing the most difficult situations. You have always accommodated my needs to fit within your hectic schedule. Words cannot express my appreciation

- Parent, Arlington, MA