The Center for Pediatric Neuropsychology specializes in the neuropsychological evaluation of toddlers, children, and adolescents. Neuropsychology is the study of brain behavior relationships. A neuropsychological evaluation provides an understanding of a child’s individual profile of cognitive strengths and weaknesses. Standardized tests which evaluate cognitive areas such as intelligence, executive functioning, language, memory, visual-spatial skills, fine motor skills, and academic skills are individually administered to children. Additional information regarding behavior and emotion is collected through parent and teacher interviews, as well as questionnaires. This information is used to develop recommendations for interventions and to guide treatment planning.
Unfortunately, children with neurological and cognitive differences are often poorly understood by educators and parents. A neuropsychological evaluation provides the key to help parents, teachers, and physicians understand the nature of a child’s difficulties.