Nancy Como-Lesko, PhD

"I have consulted with providers at CHKD on a frequent basis over the past 20 years and am excited to be on this side of the table, working side-by-side with those same professionals. I am also excited to be able to share my professional expertise with children who come from all over our catchment area in addition to those within the school district where I previously worked. It is my hope that I will continue to use the connections I have built over the years to assist more children in this wonderful organization."

Nancy Como-Lesko, PhD

(757) 668-9920
Practice
Education

Doctorate: St. John's University

Fellowship: Children's Specialized Hospital

Bio

Como-Lesko specializes in pediatric neuropsychology, with particular interests in acquired neuropsychological deficits (from injury or illness), concussion management, and hematology/oncology.

She spent her previous 20 years in the public school system, where she evaluated students and ensured their educational programming met their unique needs.

In addition, she was the assistant director of training for the APA-accredited doctoral internship in professional psychology at Virginia Beach City Public Schools, coordinating the neuropsychology internship track and providing post-doctoral training in pediatric neuropsychology.

She also assisted in developing the concussion management protocol for the school district.

Clinical Interests
  • Pediatric neuropsychology
  • Concussion
  • Hematology/Oncology
Research Areas
  • Neurobehavioral outcomes in various medical conditions
  • Return to learn in concussion
Memberships
  • American Psychological Association
  • National Academy of Neuropsychology
  • International Neuropsychological Society
Community Involvement
  • Ocean Lakes High School Math and Science Academy Senior Project Mentor
Publications
Como-Lesko, N. J., Blasik, J. L., & Smith, S. W. (2014, February). Concussion Management in Schools: Helping Your Students Return-to-Learn. Mini-Skills Workshop conducted at the annual meeting of the National Association of School Psychologists, Washington, D. C.

Como-Lesko, N. J., Blasik, J. L., Smith, S.W., Cole, E., & Hall, M. (2012, August). Concussion Management in the Schools: A Conceptual Framework. Poster session accepted at the annual meeting of the American Psychological Association, Orlando, FL.

Como-Lesko, N. J., Blasik, J. L., Smith, S.W., Cole, E., & Hall, M. (2012, August). Concussion Management in the Schools: Addressing the Student in Student Athlete. Poster session accepted at the annual meeting of the American Psychological Association, Orlando, FL.

Farrow, S. R., Pass, L. A., Slonaker, A. R., Blasik, J. L., & Como-Lesko, N. J. (2011, February).
Cognitive and Academic Profiles of Sickle Cell Disease in School-Aged Children: Educational Implications. Poster session presented at the annual meeting of the International Neuropsychological Society, Boston, MA.

Pass, L. A., Farrow, S. R., Blasik, J. L., Slonaker, A. R., & Como-Lesko, N. J. (2011, February).
Tetralogy of Fallot: A Pediatric Neuropsychological Case Study and Educational Implications. Poster session presented at the annual meeting of the International Neuropsychological Society, Boston, MA.

Pass, L. A., Slonaker, A. R., Blasik, J. L., Farrow, S. R., & Como-Lesko, N. J. (2011, February).
Neurofibromatosis Type 1: A Pediatric Neuropsychological Case Study and Educational Implications. Poster session presented at the annual meeting of the International Neuropsychological Society, Boston, MA.

Slonaker, A. R., Farrow, S. R., Pass, L. A., Blasik, J. L., & Como-Lesko, N. J. (2011, February).
Wolff-Parkinson-White Syndrome: A Case Study of Neuropsychological Functioning. Poster session presented at the annual meeting of the International Neuropsychological Society, Boston, MA.

Slonaker, A. R., Pass, L. A., Farrow, S. R., Blasik, J. L., & Como-Lesko, N. J. (2011, February).
Neuropsychological Functioning Following a Medulloblastoma: A Case Study. Poster session presented at the annual meeting of the International Neuropsychological Society, Boston, MA.

Slonaker, A. R., Farrow, S. R., Blasik, J. L., Pass, L. A., & Como-Lesko, N. J. (2011, February).
CHARGE Syndrome: A Neuropsychological Case Study of Siblings. Poster session presented at the annual meeting of the International Neuropsychological Society, Boston, MA.

Brenner, J. S., & Como-Lesko, N. J. (2011, November). Concussion: Student and school impact. Presentation given at the 16th Annual Chronic Illness Conference, Norfolk, VA.

Como-Lesko, Nancy J. (2007). ‘All you ever wanted to know about school neuropsychology in sixteen easy chapters’, Journal of Clinical and Experimental Neuropsychology, 29:7, 790-792 .

Como-Lesko, N., & Hatt, C. (2001). Third party constraints on training and practice: A unique solution. Workshop conducted at the annual meeting of the National Academy of Neuropsychology, San Francisco, CA.

Hatt, C., Como-Lesko, N., & Edwards, A. (2001). Medicaid billing in the public schools. Presentation given at the Fall meeting of the Virginia Psychological Association, Richmond, VA.

Como-Lesko, N. & Thompson, J. (2001). Education of a child with Tourette Syndrome. Presentation given at the annual Children’s Hospital of the King’s Daughters Chronic Illness Conference, Norfolk, VA.

Como-Lesko, N. (1999). Neuropsychological assessment. Presentation given at the annual Children’s Hospital of the King’s Daughters Chronic Illness Conference, Norfolk, VA.

Como-Lesko, N.(1998) 504 Plans and Education. Panel discussion at the annual Children’s Hospital of the King’s Daughters Chronic Illness Conference, Norfolk, VA.

Como-Lesko, N. (1997) Traumatic brain injury. Presentation at the annual Children’s Hospital of the King’s Daughters Chronic Illness Conference, Norfolk, VA.

Como-Lesko, N. (1996) Traumatic brain injury and other neurological impairments: What do we do with them? Presentation at Spring Leadership Conference, Virginia Beach City Public Schools.

Giacino, J., Como-Lesko, N., Driscol, M., Mahalick, D., & Geller, K. Neurocognitive assessment of the comatose and low-level child, in Mahalick, D., Ryan, T. & Barth, J. (in press) pediatric traumatic brain injury: Diagnosis and rehabilitation. Singular Publishing: New York.

Como-Lesko, N., and Mahalick, D. (1993). Current trends in pediatric cognitive remediation. Symposium on Pediatric head Trauma, Children’s Specialized Hospital, Mountainside, N.J.

Como-Lesko, N., and Primavera, L.H.(1989). The relationship between pattern-of-use and perceived harmfulness of marijuana in high school students. Journal of Alcohol and Drug Abuse.

Como, N. (1987). Are students’ perceptions of harmfulness of drugs related to usage? NYSPA Convention, N.Y.

Semmel, R., Pelcovitz, D., Como, N., Gomez, K. & Lifshitz, F. (1987). Psychosocial functioning in noncompliant diabetic adolescents. American Academy for Child Psychiatry Convention, Washington, D.C.
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