Pediatric neuropsychological evaluation is used to determine the pattern of brain related strengths and weaknesses, to understand the origin of the problem(s), and make a diagnosis and guide specific treatment recommendations.
It is helpful in determining functional outcomes and guiding interventions related to genetic syndromes, prenatal influence on development, systemic illnesses affecting the nervous system, acquired brain injuries, or developmental conditions such as autism.
First, a physician, counselor, or family member will refer you or your child to us for neuropsychological testing. We will get you scheduled as soon as possible, and then you'll come in for an initial intake appointment.
At this initial appointment, after gathering several symptom surveys and background and developmental history, you will speak with our neuropsychologist and she will consider what needs to be tested for and how to do this. After this appointment, depending on your insurance carrier, it may take a few weeks to get back with you about a testing appointment.
The testing appointment typically takes about three hours. After this process, our testing technician and neuropsychologist will review the responses and write an evaluation report. The neuropsychologist will then meet with you and discuss the results, helpful resources, and possible future steps. We will then share the report with your primary care physician in order to give you the best coordination of care possible.