Evaluation. Diagnosis. Success. 

School-based Testing Services and a Team Approach to Consultation.

Because An Accurate Diagnosis Changes Everything

Psychological Assessment & Consultation Associates, LLC offers on-site school testing that delivers accurate and measurable results that can then be used to help students maximize educational opportunities.

Our cutting-edge approach to testing and assessment involves working one-on-one with educators, parents, and the district administration - all with the intent of enriching the educational experience of the students involved.

Evaluation and Consultation Services

At Psychological Assessment & Consultation Associates, LLC we utilize a true team approach by working directly with the school to determine if a child meets the qualifications for special education services like an IEP or 504 Accommodation Plan. We work in close coordination with parents, teachers, special education professionals, and other providers including occupational therapists and speech/language pathologists.

Our comprehensive evaluation can effectively determine if a child has a learning disability, emotional disability, Autism, ADHD, intellectual impairment, or other disability impacting their academic progress. We offer a unique advantage to schools and families by combining our years of experience in school-settings with our clinical psychology background enabling us to provide a diagnosis when others cannot. An accurate diagnosis is a critical step in a child's education roadmap. From there, we work together to determine what services and supports are most likely to foster growth and student success, while also being keenly aware of a school’s resources.

We have partnered with the schools we provide services with for several years, truly understanding each school’s culture and supports. We consistently receive compliments about the thoroughness of our services, our team-building, and our ability to explain complex findings in everyday language so that everyone can understand.

Services Include...

Neuropsychological & Psychoeducational Testing
Attention/Executive Functioning & Social/Emotional Testing
In-Depth Reading, Writing, and Math Assessment
Functional Behavioral Assessment (FBA)
Professional Development Workshops for Teachers and Staff

We are Assessment and Consultation Specialists

Our Training Program

The training program at Psychological Assessment & Consultation Associates LLC offers individuals with graduate standing in psychology or related fields the opportunity to gain clinical experience in psychoeducational assessment and neuropsychological evaluation. The current trainee offerings include work with children and adolescents. Practicum Positions for the 2020-2021 school year have been filled. Applicants for the 2021-2022 school year are encouraged to apply in December.

Additional Training Program Information

Trainees are exposed to all aspects of the assessment process, including the clinical interview, administration of various psychometric tests, scoring and interpreting test results, drafting initial test reports, and communicating results to clients, families, teachers, etc.

Trainees may gain experience with a variety of assessment types, including psychoeducational, personality or emotional/behavioral, and neuropsychological. Typical cases include ADHD and learning disabilities, and emotional/behavioral disorders in children and adolescents.

Trainees will have the opportunity to work with young children through late teens. Primary training sites for the 2020-2021 will be in Boston-area public charter schools, from 5th to 12th grade.

Regular supervision is provided through scheduled weekly times and on an as-needed basis. 

For the 2020-2021 school year, trainees will meet monthly for additional group supervision, didactics, and case presentations.

This is an unpaid training opportunity. The program is open to individuals of appropriate background and training (e.g., enrollment in masters or doctoral programs in psychology). Trainees may be involved in formal practica through their respective schools, seeking externships, seeking hours toward licensure, or simply looking for experience to enrich their resumes.

Trainees are expected to commit to work at minimum 16 – 20 hours, with some of that time spent in direct service onsite and some spent scoring and writing offsite.

In addition, each trainee can expect to produce at least one test report per week. Specific days required will be based on the trainee’s assigned work site (a topic to be reviewed in more detail during interviews). 

To apply, please send CV and cover letter to Stacy Horner, Ph.D., at shorner@psych-assess.com. Interviews for the 2021-2022 training year will be held in January at a date to be confirmed later.  

Office Safety Precautions in Effect During the Pandemic

We are taking the following precautions to protect our clients and help slow the spread of the coronavirus:

  • Staff have been trained on procedures for reducing the spread of COVID-19. Physical contact is not permitted.
  • All staff and clients will be screened prior to entering.
  • The space has been arranged for social distancing whenever possible.
  • All staff and clients wear masks, covering their mouth and nose.
  • Areas for handwashing and sanitizer are available and staff/clients are prompted to utilize these resources when arriving, during the evaluation, and before leaving.
  • Clients are scheduled with enough time in between to allow for proper cleaning and disinfecting. We ask all clients to wait in their cars or outside until no earlier than 5 minutes before their appointment times.
  • All materials used in testing are either provided for one-time use by the individual or are cleaned/disinfected before used again.
  • Tissues and trash bins are easily accessed. Trash is disposed of on a frequent basis.
  • Posters from the CDC about reducing the spread of COVID-19 are displayed.

Our full procedures and safety precautions are available upon request.

Meet Stacy Horner, Ph.D

Dr. Horner has a Ph.D. in clinical psychology and her work focuses on providing psychoeducational, neuropsychological and psychological diagnostic evaluations to children, adolescents, and young adults.

She specializes in assessment of young children (2 – 5 years old) and school-based evaluations, working closely with several area schools. Her emphasis is on tailoring services to best meet individual needs, and using an active, solution-focused approach.

Additional Biographical Information

Dr. Horner provides assessment services to answer a range of referral questions including, attention and executive functioning problems, learning difficulties (including Nonverbal Learning Disability and Dyslexia), developmental disabilities including autism spectrum disorders, social-emotional issues, personality functioning, and cognitive challenges. Dr. Horner spends time with each family, truly understanding their concerns and works to provide specific recommendations so that each child can thrive. Dr. Horner provided direct therapy services for several years, which allows her to incorporate more detailed and practical recommendations that really work.

Dr. Horner currently is working primarily in direct consultation with the special education department of several public-school districts. As a result, she is well-versed in the IEP / 504 process (including key deadlines, parents’ rights, eligibility determination, and appropriate services). Dr. Horner is also able to provide recommendations for high-stakes testing (SSAT/ISEE, ACT/SAT, GRE/MCAT/LSAT/MBA, etc.) and deliver professional development workshops.

Dr. Horner also works closely with graduate students from local colleges and universities as they complete their practicum, internship, or post-doctoral fellowship.

In addition to clinical practice and professional development, Dr. Horner has been an adjunct instructor at several colleges and universities in the Boston area, for courses on Counseling, Assessment, and Statistics. Dr. Horner is licensed to practice psychology in Massachusetts. In her spare time, Dr. Horner enjoys spending time with her husband, 2 young children, and 75-pound lapdog, as well as attending various concert and music events across the country.

Education & Training

Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology
Suffolk University

APA-Accredited Pre-Doctoral Internship
The May Institute (May Behavioral Health), West Roxbury and Fall River, Massachusetts

Postdoctoral Fellowship
South Shore Mental Health, Plymouth, MA

Selected Papers & Publications

Horner, S.B., Fireman, G., & Wang, E. (2010). The relation of student behavior, peer status, race, and gender to decisions about school discipline using CHAID decision trees and regression modeling. Predicting classroom discipline: Student behavior, status, race, and gender. Journal of School Psychology, 48(2), 135 161.

Horner, S., Asher, Y., & Fireman, G. (2015). The impact and response to electronic bullying and traditional bullying among adolescents. Computers in Human Behavior, 49, 288-295. 

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40 Accord Park Drive, Suite 108 Norwell, MA 02061

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Pembroke, MA 02359 

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