Dr. Reva Tankle is a clinical neuropsychologist with specialized training in pediatric and adolescent neuropsychology. She has extensive experience working with children who are struggling in school. She conducts comprehensive assessments to help the family, school and child understand the underlying neuropsychological issues that are impacting his/her ability to learn successfully. Dr. Tankle is highly knowledgeable about the interplay between learning challenges and educational needs.
Dr. Tankle received her B.A. and M.A. degrees in psychology from York University in Toronto, Canada and her Ph.D. from the University of Florida in Gainesville. After post-doctoral training at the University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, she worked with adults with brain injuries.
In 2004, Dr. Tankle trained at the Federation for Children with Special Needs as a Parent Consultant and Special Needs Advocate. Since then, she has worked with hundreds of families with children with a wide range of disabilities, helping them navigate their way through the special education process. Dr. Tankle currently teaches at the Federation's Parent Consultant course on "The Use of the Neuropsychological Evaluation in the IEP Process”.
In 2013, Dr. Tankle joined the NESCA staff as a clinician. She primarily sees children from age seven to young adult with a specific focus on understanding the cognitive and learning profile of individuals with ADHD, Specific Learning Disabilities, Autism/Asperger’s Syndrome and acquired brain injury (concussions, and other congenital neurological conditions). Given her extensive experience within the special education system, she is uniquely skilled in providing support and recommendations for educational planning purposes.