Autism Spectrum Disorders
What is a Neuropsychological Evaluation?
A neuropsychological evaluation is a specialized assessment that measures a child’s intellectual abilities, attention, learning, memory, visual-spatial skills, visual-motor integration, language, motor coordination and executive functioning skills such as organization and planning as well as emotional, social and behavioral functioning. It can help in determining a child’s strengths and challenges and developing a treatment plan.
Our comprehensive pediatric neuropsychological evaluations are done in 3 parts.
The intake, which is performed via Telehealth, is for parent(s) only to discuss history and current concerns. It is vital that all intake paperwork be received at least one week prior to this appointment, as the neuropsychologist will need to have reviewed all pertinent records that were received from the parent(s) and teacher(s) before this intake appointment.
The testing appointment, performed in the office, can last 4-6 hours. If your child has questions about what will be done during the evaluation, you can tell them that they will not receive any shots or other types of invasive treatments. We will be looking at how they learn and think by doing such things as drawing pictures, telling stories, talking, and solving puzzles. Please feel free to bring drinks and/or snacks for your child as they will receive several breaks and sometimes, depending on the length of the testing, a short lunch break. They are able to bring water into the testing rooms. If your child is under the age of 9 or if they require supervision while in our waiting room, one parent will be expected to be at the office with the child throughout the duration of the evaluation. Due to the office environment necessary for our evaluations, please refrain from bringing siblings to the appointment and take all phone calls outside. We do have guest Wi-Fi available to you while you are in our office.
The feedback, which is performed via Telehealth, is scheduled at the completion of the testing. We will provide you with a comprehensive report that includes impressions and recommendations that are tailored to your child's unique profile in order to help them succeed at home and school after the feedback is complete.
Complete the following intake questionnaire to start the process. We look forward to working with you and your child.