Children & Adolescents

Why Are Neuropsychological Evaluations Needed For Children?

Typically when I am asked to perform a neuropsychological evaluation of a child, it is consequential to the child experiencing difficulty in learning, where the child has been struggling academically in school. At times the child may have problems with attention and concentration; may be encountering problems in socializing with others at school or home; … Continue reading Why Are Neuropsychological Evaluations Needed For Children?

How will the results of the neuropsychological evaluation help my child?

The practical implication of the neuropsychological evaluation is that the information obtained can help to further understand the cognitive strengths and weaknesses that the child presents with. This is determined not only by comparing the child’s performance with that of other children of similar age, but in looking at the specific areas in which strengths … Continue reading How will the results of the neuropsychological evaluation help my child?

What Is Assessed in the Neuropsychological Evaluation of the Child?

Typically the neuropsychological assessment addresses several aspects of functional ability inclusive of: General Intellectual Processing of Verbal and Nonverbal Information Achievement Skills The Ability to Attend and Concentrate Executive Skills Associated with Problem Solving, Planning and Organizing One’s Responses to Situational Demands Learning and Memory Skills (Auditory and Visual) Expressive and Receptive Speech and Language … Continue reading What Is Assessed in the Neuropsychological Evaluation of the Child?

What will the results of the neuropsychological evaluation of my child tell me?

The practical implication of the neuropsychological evaluation is that the information obtained can help to further understand the cognitive strengths and weaknesses that the child presents with. This is determined not only by comparing the child’s performance to that of other children of similar age, but in looking at the specific areas in which the … Continue reading What will the results of the neuropsychological evaluation of my child tell me?

What Is Pediatric Neuropsychology?

As a specialty area, Pediatric Neuropsychology focuses on learning and behavioral development as it relates to the maturation of the child’s brain and the behavioral adjustments that are made by the child within his/her social and school related environment. The pediatric neuropsychologist holds a doctorate degree in psychology; specialized training in brain anatomy and brain … Continue reading What Is Pediatric Neuropsychology?

Education and Career Choice

The neuropsychological evaluation with the older adolescent begins to address other areas of increasing concern. Issues related to advanced education and career choice become prominent as the adolescent is progressing through high school. This is especially of concern with the child, who has at times struggled academically, with a sense of inconsistency in their performance. … Continue reading Education and Career Choice