Child Neuropsychological Evaluations

Child Neuropsychological Evaluations

Pediatric neuropsychology is concerned with assessing cognitive issues and psychological symptoms impacting the functioning of a child. The evaluation differs from a school assessments which are usually performed to determine whether a child qualifies for special education programs or school based programs to enhance school performance. They focus on achievement and skills needed for academic success. Evaluators in school settings are also often limited in terms of making diagnoses. 

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Children are typically referred by a doctor, teacher, school psychologist, or other professional because of one or more problems, such as:

Attention difficulties
Difficulty in learning, behavior, socialization, or emotional control;
A disease or developmental problem that affects the brain in some way; or
A brain injury from an accident, birth trauma, or other physical stress.

A neuropsychological evaluation assists in better understanding your child’s functioning in areas such as memory, attention, perception, coordination, language, and personality. This information will help you and your child’s teacher, therapists, and physician provide treatments and interventions for your child that will meet his or her unique needs.

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