How Does A Neuropsychological Evaluation Differ From A School Psychological Assessment?

School assessments are usually performed to determine whether a child qualifies for special education programs or therapies to enhance school performance. They focus on achievement and skills need for academic success. Generally, they do not diagnose learning or behavior disorders caused by altered brain function or development

Neuropsychological Evaluation of Children

Neuropsychological Assessment of Children

Why are Children/Adolescents Referred For Neuropsychological Assessment?

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

  • Difficulty in learning, attention, behavior, socialization, or emotional control
  • A disease or inborn developmental problem that affects the brain in some way
  • 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 that will meet his or her unique needs.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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