Articles by Amanda Ward, Ph.D.

Amanda Ward, PhD, is currently a licensed staff psychologist at the Learning and Emotional Assessment Program (LEAP) at Massachusetts General Hospital. She has experience with neuropsychological and psychological assessment across multiple settings including pediatric specialty clinics, outpatient clinics, and inpatient medical units. Dr. Ward graduated with highest honors from Loyola University Chicago prior to completing her doctoral training in Clinical Psychology at the same institution. She completed a doctoral internship in child and adolescent psychology at Stanford Children’s Hospital / Children’s Health Council in Palo Alto, CA, as well as a postdoctoral fellowship in neuropsychological assessment at the LEAP program. Dr. Ward’s research has previously been published in journals such as the Journal of Pediatric Psychology, the Journal of Early Adolescence, and the Journal of Communication Disorders. She has also presented at international meetings for the Society for Research in Child Development and the Society for Research in Adolescence.

Dyslexia 104: Transitioning from High School to College

July 10, 2018

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Dyslexia 104: Transitioning from High School to College

This blog is the fourth in a series on dyslexia. Topics previously addressed include Dyslexia 101, understanding treatment, and school accommodation options available. Sarah was an outgoing and bright teenager in her senior year at a public high school. She was a star violinist in the school orchestra and, on the weekends, enjoyed working at a local […]

Dyslexia 103: Accommodation Options Available

June 5, 2018

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Dyslexia 103: Accommodation Options Available

This blog is the third in a series on dyslexia. Topics previously addressed include Dyslexia 101, and understanding treatment. Topics to be addressed further in include accommodation options available, and the transition of a child to life, school, etc. following diagnosis. Rosita was a bright, energetic, and happy eight-year-old Latina girl who attended her local public […]