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What we do

Children's Neuropsychological Services is dedicated to serving children, adolescents, and young adults with developmental and learning needs. We offer consultations and comprehensive neurocognitive evaluations for children with developmental, neurological, and other medical conditions that affect learning and behavior.

The evaluations address a broad range of cognitive abilities and characterize the child's overall pattern of strengths and weaknesses. Diagnostic impressions and recommendations are shared with parents/guardians in developing comprehensive home and school based intervention programs. Treatment and intervention planning include consultations with teachers and other health care professionals.

Who we evaluate

Children, adolescents, and young adults, preschool to college age, with:

  • Complex learning and attention problems and/or developmental conditions such as:
        · Learning disabilities
        · Attention deficit disorders
        · Language disorders
        · Pervasive developmental disorders (e.g., autism, Asperger's syndrome)
  • Neurologic and other medical conditions that affect brain functioning such as:
        · Epilepsy
        · Head injury
        · Leukemia (treatment effects)
        · Brain tumor
        · Immunological conditions
  • Psychiatric conditions with associated learning problems such as:
        · Anxiety disorders
        · Tic disorders
        · Depression
        · Psychosis
        · Behavior disorders

The evaluation

Purpose of the evaluation:

  • To evaluate the presence and extent of cognitive, behavioral, and achievement problems
  • To provide diagnoses
  • To learn about the possible brain processes underlying observed deficits
  • To characterize a child's learning style and provide recommendations for educational interventions, school placement, rehabilitation, and medical, psychological, or psychiatric treatment
  • To provide prognoses and help families plan for the child's future
Abilities evaluated:
The assessment batteries are tailored to each child and the extent of testing varies depending upon age and presenting concerns. The following is a list of abilities that may be assessed:
  • General intelligence
  • Attention
  • Executive functions (such as planning, organizational skills)
  • Processing speed
  • Language skills
  • Verbal memory
  • Visual memory
  • Visual perception
  • Visual-motor integration (such as eye-hand coordination, writing)
  • Academic skills
  • Behavioral and emotional functioning

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