© 2016 by H. Kent Wilson, PhD.

About

Dr. Wilson is the founder of the North Shore Assessment Center. In addition to managing this practice, Dr. Wilson is a staff psychologist at the Neurodevelopmental Center at MassGeneral for Children at North Shore Medical Center. Prior to this appointment, Dr. Wilson was a staff psychologist at Massachusetts General Hospital's Learning and Emotional Assessment Program (LEAP) for seven years. As an Instructor at Harvard Medical School, Dr. Wilson was involved in training psychology interns and postdoctoral fellows in neuropsychological assessment.

Dr. Wilson received a BA with Highest Honors in Psychology from Emory University before completing an M.Ed. and Ph.D. in clinical and school psychology at the University of Virginia (UVA). His interest in assessment began at UVA and continued in his internship at Boston Children's Hospital, where he completed a rotation in neuropsychological assessment. Dr. Wilson concluded his training in assessment with a postdoctoral fellowship at MGH.

 

Dr. Wilson has extensive experience working with children, adolescents and young adults with a wide range of developmental, learning, and emotional/behavioral challenges including autism spectrum disorders (with proficiency with the ADOS-2), attention deficit disorders, learning disorders like dyslexia and dysgraphia, conduct problems, oppositional behavior, depression, and anxiety. In addition to providing assessment services, Dr. Wilson has experience conducting classroom observations and program evaluations, participating in IEP meetings, and testifying at hearings at the Bureau of Special Education Appeals. 

 

Dr. Wilson strives to establish a close relationship with the families he serves, with the goal of not just understanding test results but also personality and environmental factors that contribute to a child's strengths and challenges. Through this assessment, Dr. Wilson aims to describe a child's developmental and learning needs in everyday language so that the assessment can lead to meaningful changes to maximize progress. 

In addition to his clinical work, Dr. Wilson has presented research at national and international conferences, and he has published research in journals such as the Elementary School Journal and the Archives of Clinical Neuropsychology. He also is the lead editor and contributing author to a book focused on educating professionals about assessment and how to support educational programming of children with learning needs. 

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Dr. Wilson lives on the North Shore with his wife and three children.