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The pediatric neuropsychology program helps you better understand how your child thinks, feels and behaves. The neuropsychological assessment will provide you with a comprehensive understanding of your child’s current strengths and weaknesses to assist with diagnosis, treatment planning and educational programming. The program treats children ages 5 – 21.
Neuropsychologists are licensed clinical psychologists with extensive training in brain‐behavior relationships. They are skilled in clinical assessment of brain disorders and integrate findings with other neurologic medical data, as well as psychosocial and behavioral issues.
Reasons for a Neuropsychological Evaluation
- Clinical interview: the process of defining the scope, nature and meaning of the child's current issues.
- Assessment: the neuropsychology team will assess cognitive functions as it relates to your referral question. Examples of areas assess are as follows:
- Attention and concentration
- Learning and memory
- Executive functioning
- Intellectual functioning (IQ)
- Sensory and motor
- Personality and emotional
- Adaptive functioning
- Recommendation, treatment plan and follow up: The neuropsychologist will review the child’s neuropsychological profile and diagnoses, if applicable. Our team will provide reports and other support to give to schools for assistance.
Possible Reasons to seek a Neuropsychological Evaluation
- Children with medical conditions that impact neurocognitive development (e.g., brain injuries, seizure disorder, genetic disorders, premature birth, brain tumor, respiratory disorders, in-utero drug/alcohol exposure, cardiac conditions, etc.).
- Children with developmental delays
- Children with learning disabilities and attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder
- Children with emotional or behavioral problems that may be related to or worsened by neurological conditions, neuropsychological deficits, and/or learning disabilities.
When to Make an Appointment
- If symptoms are impacting normal daily functioning
- Current behavioral treatments are not working
- Your child was preferred by a medical or mental health provider
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