Laura J. Tagliareni, Ph.D. is a pediatric neuropsychologist with a specialty practice in Manhattan focusing on neuropsychological, psychoeducational, and developmental evaluations.
Dr. Tagliareni’s patients range in age from 2 years old through young adulthood and present with a broad range of developmental delays, learning differences, complex medical conditions, and social-emotional challenges. She provides comprehensive individualized assessments and tailored treatment options to ensure accurate diagnoses and optimal outcomes. As an advocate for her patients, Dr. Tagliareni has over a decade of experience participating in IEP meetings, consulting with schools and educators, and serving as an expert witness at DOE impartial hearings. At her Manhattan practice, Dr. Tagliareni supervises a team of psychologists and postdoctoral fellows and maintains a small caseload of therapy patients.
Dr. Tagliareni’s clinical background includes the evaluation and treatment of children, adolescents, and adults with developmental delays, learning disabilities, mood disorders (e.g., anxiety), ADHD, Autism as well as neurological (e.g., epilepsy), acquired (e.g., traumatic brain injury), and medical conditions (e.g., cancer, brain tumors). She has extensive multicultural training and has worked with at-risk populations in the tri-state area and abroad.
She completed her internship at the Rusk Institute for Rehabilitative Medicine at NYU Langone Medical Center where she provided evaluations, therapy, and cognitive remediation for patients with acquired and complex medical conditions. Her postdoctoral fellowship in pediatric neuropsychology at the Hassenfeld Children’s Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders at NYU Langone Medical Center provided specialized training in evaluating and treating patients with oncological, neurooncological, and hematological conditions. She conducted neuropsychological evaluations and provided individual, group, and bereavement therapy. She ensured that her patients secured the services that they needed, helped patients reenter the school system following treatment, and consulted with and advised educators and related service providers. At Hassenfeld, Dr. Tagliareni held a faculty position and became the Coordinator of Psychosocial Services. Dr. Tagliareni was also involved in several research studies investigating the impacts of cancer and its treatments. She has several publications and has presented at national and international medical conferences on neuropsychological evaluations, navigating the special education system, and the late effects of cancer treatments. She was also an adjunct faculty member at Seton Hall University where she taught undergraduate and graduate courses in psychology, child development, and research methods.
In addition to her private practice, Dr. Tagliareni is a consultant for Understood.org, an online resource for parents of children with learning and attention challenges. She is also on the advisory board for The Meeting House Afterschool program, a recreational afterschool and weekend program that provides a community for children who need help with social-emotional growth and socialization skills and Rip Rap Friends which helps children cope with their cancer diagnosis.