About Amanda Ward, PhD

Dr. Amanda Ward is currently an Instructor in Psychology at Harvard Medical School and a staff psychologist in the Learning and Emotional Assessment Program (LEAP) within the Department of Psychiatry at the Massachusetts General Hospital.  She graduated with highest honors from Loyola University Chicago prior to completing her doctoral training at the same institution in the Clinical Psychology Program. She completed a predoctoral internship in child/adolescent psychology at Stanford Children’s Hospital / Children’s Health Council in Palo Alto, CA, which included a rotation in neuropsychological assessment. Further, she was a postdoctoral fellow at the LEAP program where she received further specialized training in neuropsychological assessment. Dr. Ward is currently a Licensed Clinical Psychologist in the state of Massachusetts. At this time, she specializes in neuropsychological assessment of children and adolescents with learning, emotional, and behavioral concerns and provides recommendations for school- and community-based services.

Finally, Dr. Ward is particularly interested in the evaluation of children and adolescents with learning challenges and neurodevelopmental disorders. Her professional and clinical interests involve utilizing a developmental approach in order to better understand the whole child. Dr. Ward’s work has previously been published in journals such as the Journal of Pediatric Psychology, the Journal of Early Adolescence, the Journal of Racial and Ethnic Health Disparities and the Journal of Communication Disorders. She has presented at international meetings for the Society for Research in Child Development, the Society for Research in Adolescence, as well as the International Society of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity.  



Mass General Psychiatry: Learning & Emotional Assessment Program (LEAP)
151 Merrimac St.
5th Floor
Boston, MA 02114
Phone: 617-643-6010

Medical Education

  • PhD, Loyola University of Chicago
  • Fellowship, Massachusetts General Hospital

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