Neuropsychological Assessment

Neuropsychological Assessment

A Neuropsychological Assessment uses standardized evaluation procedures to describe your child’s functioning in skills such as attention, memory, language, perception, coordination, and social-emotional.  Areas assessed may include attention, executive functioning (organization, planning, etc.), general cognitive abilities, language, visual-spatial skills, learning and memory, behavioral and emotional functioning, motor skills, and academic achievement.  Some abilities may be measured in more detail than others, depending upon your child’s individual needs.

A Neuropsychological Assessment is sought to provide information about your child in circumstances such as:

If your child is not progressing at the rate you think they should be; If your child is struggling academically and not making progress even after receiving assistance from adults; If you feel that your child’s has behaviors such as forgetfulness, difficulty organizing belongings, inability to respond and /or perform consistently and If your child is school avoidant and anxious regarding school and performance

Expectations
An interview  and developmental history with parents; Observation and evaluation of your child’s cognitive skills, language, attention, executive functions, and social-emotional skills; Evaluation of your child’s pre-academic or academic skills, adaptive skills, and behavioral functioning using standardized assessment measures;  Identification  of your child’s strengths which can promote positive self-esteem, as well as developmental needs.

Afterwards
A comprehensive report and feedback about your child’s current strengths and weaknesses with Individualized educational plan and treatment plan recommendations. Our primary goal when conducting a psychoeducational assessment is to provide a clear understanding of the child’s learning style with their strengths and development needs highlighted.

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