When your child begins to display learning or thinking differences, it’s only natural to want to get to the root and discover why. If school evaluations haven’t seemed to lead to any meaningful progress, it’s probably time for an evaluation from a pediatric neuropsychologist. Here is how to decide whether your child could benefit from a neuropsychological evaluation and what to expect on the day.
Who Benefits from Pediatric Neuropsychological Evaluations?
In general, any child experiencing a deficiency or changes in problem-solving skills, attention, memory, emotional control or performance at school will likely benefit from a neuropsychological evaluation.
What Does a Neuropsychological Evaluation Entail?
When we conduct neuropsychological evaluations, we take a very thorough approach to provide an accurate diagnosis and help you and your child develop a plan for moving forward. Conditions like ADHD and Autism cannot be detected with absolute certainty via a standardized test, so we make sure we include as many meaningful sources as possible throughout the process. For example, we use items such as standardized behavior rating scales, a full history of previous and current functioning and information gathered from loved ones in order to identify issues in the following areas.
- Common academic skills
- Executive functioning
- Motor and sensory skills
We leave no stone unturned throughout the diagnostic process. After the testing, interviewing and thorough review process at Reflect Neuropsychology, it may become clear that your child is affected by one or more development issues. After we know for sure, we can shift our efforts to developing a patient-centered plan that provides your child with the services and support they need to continue developing and thriving in all facets of life.
Schedule Your Child’s Neuropsychological Evaluation with Reflect Neuropsychology
Reflect Neuropsychology is a leading neuropsychology firm in Southern California, specializing in counseling, therapy and neuropsychological assessment of children, adolescents and adults. We also can address your medicolegal needs and provide expert witness testimony, legal examination of medical records as well as independent medical examinations for capacity assessments and more. As a highly specialized practice, we can focus on evidence-based, personally tailored treatment and evaluation. To learn more about our services and schedule an appointment, visit us online or call us at (818) 324-3800.