Alissa Talamo, Ph.D.

Clinical Neuropsychologist

With NESCA since its inception in 2007, Dr. Talamo had previously practiced for many years as a child and adolescent clinical psychologist before completing postdoctoral re-training in pediatric neuropsychology at the Children’s Evaluation Center.

After receiving her undergraduate degree from Columbia University, Dr. Talamo earned her doctorate in clinical health psychology from Ferkauf Graduate School of Psychology and the Albert Einstein College of Medicine at Yeshiva University. She has since completed many continuing education programs and workshops, including:

  • Reading, Literacy & Learning Conference, International Dyslexia Association
  • Dyslexia, AD/HD, and Executive Function: Interventions and Strategies for Children and Adolescents
  • Attention, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder and the TOVA
  • Multiple Causes of Reading Disabilities: The Contributions of Phonology, Orthography, and Phonics in Weak Decoders (Landmark Series)
  • Gifted Children with Anxiety: What’s A Parent (or Teacher) to Do?

She has also given a number of presentations, most recently on “How to Recognize a Struggling Reader,“Supporting Students with Working Memory Limitations,” (with Bonnie Singer, Ph.D., CCC-SLP of Architects for Learning ), and “Executive Function in Elementary and Middle School Students.”

Dr. Talamo specializes in working with children and adolescents with language-based learning disabilities including dyslexia, attentional disorders, and emotional issues. She is also interested in working with highly gifted children.

Her professional memberships include MAGE (Massachusetts Association for Gifted Education), IDA (International Dyslexia Association), MABIDA (the Massachusetts division of IDA) and MNS (the Massachusetts Neuropsychological Society).

She is the mother of one teenage girl.

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