Philosophy and Approach

What Makes Dr. Aronson Different

As a pediatric neuropsychologist, I am a licensed clinical psychologist, with  additional specialized training in pediatric neuropsychological evaluation. 

Unlike other clinical or school psychologists, I have expertise in how the brain develops, learns new information, and guides behavior. I use this specialized knowledge to design assessments, interpret results, and craft recommendations that are grounded in research, and that can help put your child on the path to success. 

I also am a parent of two children and am active in youth serving organizations in Fairfield County. I am intimately familiar with the hopes and aspirations that parents have for their children, as well as with the challenges they face. 

I strive to help parents to understand the complex web of underlying factors that influence development, to communicate findings and recommendations in an understandable way, and to connect families with professionals that can help foster and support children’s developmental progress. More about Dr. Aronson »

What Makes Neuropsychology Different

A neuropsychological evaluation typically provides a more comprehensive view of the child's functioning than do other types of assessments. Although school or other psychoeducational evaluations may include some of the same tests, these types of evaluations typically are more limited in scope. 

School assessments usually are performed to determine whether a child qualifies for services to enhance school performance. They focus on achievement and skills needed for academic success. Generally they do not diagnose learning or behavior disorders caused by differences in neurocognitive development.  

Neuropsychological training, the more comprehensive evaluation, and the method by which neuropsychologists analyze results, provide the best opportunity to understand the underlying factors that influence your child's functioning. If  your child is not achieving to his or her potential, it is critical to understand the origin of the problem in order to design effective interventions. More about evaluations »