What types of questions can a neuropsychological evaluation answer?
A pediatric neuropsychological evaluation can answer important questions:
- Why does my child excel in some areas and have difficulty in others?
my child have a learning disability?
- Does my child have an attention
- What does this mean and what are the treatment options?
- Is my child in
the right school or classroom to provide the maximal opportunities for
- Does my child require a special curriculum or accommodations
- Is my child ready for kindergarten?
- Is my child gifted?
An adult neuropsychological can answer important questions:
- What are my unique neurocognitive strengths and weaknesses?
How can I use my strengths to compensate for my weaknesses?
- Are my lapses
in memory normal for my age or do they signal a neurological problem?
my long-time problems with attention and concentration mean that I have
ADD/ADHD? If so, what are the treatment options?
- Are my medical conditions
(e.g., HIV, diabetes, heart disease, etc.) affecting my memory and thinking
skills? What can I do to compensate?
- Has my brain been injured? If so,
what systems are affected, how serious is the injury, and how will
it affect my ability to function in my daily