A neuropsychological evaluation is a comprehensive assessment of cognition (e.g., learning, memory, language, visuospatial skills, fine motor skills, attention, executive functions) and emotional and behavioral functioning to identify a child’s strengths and needs. This information is used for academic and treatment planning.

 

This evaluation is often beneficial for children with medical or neurological conditions that may impact brain development, such as:

  • Head injury/concussion
  • Prematurity/low birth weight
  • Cancer treatment
  • Epilepsy
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Stroke
  • Chromosomal differences
  • Sickle cell disease
  • Spina bifida
  • Brain tumor

Neuropsychological evaluations are also beneficial for children with learning, attention, or social problems that may include questions of:

  • Learning disorders
  • ADHD
  • Autism spectrum disorder
  • Nonverbal learning disability
  • Intellectual disability

Neuropsychological Evaluation and Post-Evaluation Consultation

  • Clinical interview with parents, duration 60 mins
  • Neuropsychological evaluation of patient on 1-2 separate days following the clinical interview, duration 6-8 hours
  • Clinician’s scoring, interpretation, and explanation of evaluation findings
  • Parents-only post-evaluation consultation session, duration one hour. The evaluation and consultation appointments are scheduled two weeks apart.
  • Written evaluation with test scores, diagnoses, explanations, recommendations, and treatment options. You will receive the written comprehensive report approximately two weeks after your consultation appointment.