Susan McLaughlin-Beltz, Ph.D.
Director of RCRS
Susan McLaughlin-Beltz, Ph.D. is a clinical neuropsychologist and licensed psychologist specializing in the evaluation and treatment of children and adolescents, including Autism, ADHD, Asperger’s, non-verbal learning disabilities, head injury, trauma, epilepsy, metabolic (mitochondrial) disorders, cortical vision impairment, and learning disabilities. She is the founder of the Neurodevelopmental Institute of New Hampshire and Mont Blanc Academy. She is certified in Special Education, Sensory Integration and Praxis testing, and Neurofeedback. Dr. McLaughlin-Beltz has directed emergency crisis centers and is currently a regional team leader for the NH State Disaster Behavioral Response Team. She has training and experience in critical incident stress management and treatment of persons suffering from trauma.
Dr. McLaughlin-Beltz received her Master’s of Arts degree in Psychology from Southern Connecticut State University and her Ph.D. in Behavioral Neuroscience from Boston University School of Medicine. She has worked as the clinical director of a vocational rehabilitation center for adults with mental health issues and developmental challenges. She has also worked extensively in the Massachusetts courts, state psychiatric hospitals, and community treatment facilities. She completed comprehensive training in the specialties of neurodevelopmental disorders, neuropsychological assessment, psychopharmacology, lead toxicity, and behavioral teratology. Her pre-doctoral training included internships with the Boston University Autism Team and the Boston City Hospital Pediatric AIDS Team, where she provided neurodevelopmental assessments for children, and participated in multidisciplinary research protocols. Dr. McLaughlin-Beltz completed post-doctoral training in neuropsychological assessment of children and adolescents, conducting competency evaluations, and emergency crisis intervention at Greater Lawrence Mental Health Center and the Lawrence District Court.