Success Stories

Sometimes, it's easier to put problems in perspective by learning about the experiences of others.  Here are some examples of how Dr. Delehant has helped clients with their attention, learning and memory problems.

Names and identifying details have been changed to protect client confidentiality.

Angela is a 6 year-old-girl. Her mother contacted Dr. Delehant because she was struggling with reading. Although she had received 9 months of tutoring at a nationally known learning center, she still couldn't read. Testing revealed that Angela was dyslexic. Recommendations included a phonics-based learning program at school. Angela's mother reports significant progress.

Jim is an 11-year-old boy. His father contacted Dr. Delehant because Jim's teachers were complaining about his academic performance. Jim was easily distracted, he wasn't completing assignments, and his grades declined. Testing revealed that Jim had an attention-deficit disorder. In addition to medical follow-up, recommendations included memory training and accommodations at school. Jim's grades have increased and his father and teachers are pleased with his progress.

Stuart is a 13-year-old boy. His parents contacted Dr. Delehant because they were concerned about his difficulty with social interaction and his apparent lack of concern for others. Stuart also frequently became upset at school when his classmates violated even minor rules. Testing revealed that Stuart had Asperger's Disorder. Recommendations included a comprehensive speech and language evaluation and alternative educational placement. His parents report that he's now better able to function.

Amy is a 19-year-old young woman who was referred by her physician. She consulted her doctor because she experienced frequent difficult with focusing. Consequently, she frequently felt overwhelmed. Amy reported no history of such difficulties as a child, but she acknowledged that she has always been "a worry wart." Amy was unresponsive to medications prescribed to treat her suspected attention problems. Testing revealed that Amy had an anxiety disorder. With treatment, Amy's tension has decreased and she reports feeling "much better."

Mr. Smith is a 45-year-old male who was referred by his physician. He was recently diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis (MS) and reports consistent problems with attention, visuospatial skills, and memory. Mr. Smith is an executive who is frustrated by these issues and wants to know what he can do to best improve his functioning. Testing revealed only mild deficits and cognitive training was suggested. Mr. Smith reports that the "exercise that his brain gets" has resulted in him feeling sharper and more alert.

Mrs. Jones is a 75-year-old female who was referred by her neurologist. Family members reported that she seems confused, that she is not eating a balanced diet, and that she is forgetful and doesn't take her medications consistently. Neuroimaging was unremarkable. Testing revealed that Mrs. Jones is in the beginning stages of Alzheimer's disease. Medication was recommended to slow down the course of Mrs. Jones' memory issues. Her family reports that she seems more alert and engaged with others.