How does a neuropsychological
evaluation differ from a school evaluation?
Assessments conducted within your child’s school typically
focus on the current level of achievement and the skills needed
for your child to perform academically. These assessments are
used to determine if a child qualifies for special programs
or therapies offered by the school.
In contrast, a neuropsychologist has specialized training
and a unique capacity to assess all the factors important
to a child’s school and social success. A neuropsychological
evaluation will give you an in depth understanding of your
child’s neuro-cognitive, social, emotional, and academic
functioning. This comprehensive profile is used to design
a treatment plan and interventions appropriate to your child’s
strengths, weaknesses and unique personality.
|* Neuropsychological evaluations often result in substantial
changes in treatment plans
and parenting strategies.