Joan Axelrod Joan Axelrod, MEd

617-327-6777 x1341, Work Space 105


  • Adjunct Faculty, School Psychology Department
  • Coordinator, Academic Resource Center, William James College


  • MEd, Special Education, Boston University
  • BA, Psychology, Clark University


  • Instructional Assessment and Intervention (IA 520)
  • Advanced Psychoeducational Assessment (PA 700)
  • Practicum in Advanced Assessment (FP 721; FP 722)

Research and Practice Interests

  • Students with learning differences
  • Reading disabilities

Publications and Presentations

Recent Publications:

Lichtenstein, R. & Axelrod, J. (2015) Case 15-Jane, Age 7: Consumer-responsive approach to assessment reports.  In A. Kaufman, S. Engi Raiford, & D. Coalson (Eds.), Intelligent testing with the WISC-V (pp 578-586). Hoboken, N.J.: John Wiley & Sons

Recent Presentations: 

Axelrod, J. (2016, November) The WIAT-3: Administering, scoring and interpreting. Workshop presented at the EDCO Collaborative, Waltham, MA.

Axelrod, J. & Clark, B. (2015, June). Do I ask for a psychological evaluation or neuropsychological evaluation? Special Session presented at the Youth at Risk 2015 Conference, Beverly, MA.

Axelrod, J. (2014, November). What evaluators look for in a language-based program. Keynote presented at Designing Public School Language Based Programs: A Symposium for Teachers and Administrators, Manchester-by-the-Sea, MA.

Current Professional Leadership and/or Concurrent Work Experience

  • Psychoeducational diagnostician and consultant, private practice, Lexington, MA

Prior Professional Leadership and/or Work Experience

  • Clinical Director, Medical Educational Evaluation Center, North Shore Children’s Hospital
  • Consultant, Special Education Department, Woburn Public Schools
  • Consultant, Special Education Department, Winchester Public Schools
  • Consultant, Special Education Department, Sudbury Public Schools

Professional Affiliations

  • National Association of School Psychologists

Community Engagement

  • Chair, Board of Youth Services, Arlington Youth Counseling Center, Arlington MA