• FAQs

    • How will a Neuropsychological Evaluation help my child?

      Neuropsychological Evaluation can help you and your child in many ways. The evaluation process itself can provide practicioners with useful information through behavioral observations. Once the evaluation is complete, a comprehensive report will be provided that will help you better understand your child.

      The report consists of:

      • Evaluation results
      • A description of your child's strengths and weaknesses
      • Recommendations for educational programming including determination of need for retention
      • Recommendations regarding the appropriate school for your child.

      The contents of the report and feedback session will:

      • Help you in knowing what is fair to expect from your child at this point and time
      • Help you in knowing what your child’s needs may be in the future, for appropriate planning
      • Help you understand what is going on with your child emotionally
      • Provide you with a better understanding of your child’s behavior

      The report will be given to you in person at a feedback session in which all of your questions will be answered. Information will be provided to a your referring physician or mental health professional to help them treat your child more effectively. Laslty, appropriate referrals to other health care professionals such as a counselor/therapist, psychiatrist, neurologist, occupational or speech therapist for ongoing help with your child’s behavior and development will be provided.

    • What is involved in testing?

      Because of the complex and thorough nature of the Neuropsychological Assessment, several steps are involved.

      Prior to Testing

      • Once an appointment is set, the parent(s) will complete the forms (Link to forms) provided including a detailed background history.
      • Additionally any previous testing on your child, including IEP’s is requested.
      • If you are referred by a physician please request a copy of your records to be faxed to us at 214-378-7009.
      • ALL of the above information should be in our office at least than one week prior to your appointment so that we can be prepared for your child’s testing.

      At the time of Testing

      • Testing will begin at 9:00 a.m. Please be sure your child has a healthy breakfast, protein no sugar.
      • Testing is one-on-one with breaks taken as needed.
      • Please bring healthy snacks for your child to have during testing.
      • Additional forms will be presented to parent(s) at the time of testing as well as forms to be given to your child’s teachers.
      • Once forms are completed, the parent(s) do not have to stay for testing if agreed by their child.
      • Parent(s) should return at the appointed time to take their children out for a good lunch and given them a chance to relax.
      • An approximate time for the completion of testing can typically be provided upon the return from lunch.
      • Testing is typically completed in one day; however, your child’s processing speed and fatigue are taken into account. Occasionally, another session is required.

      Following testing

      • A feedback session will typically be held within two weeks of your child’s assessment. They are typically not present for this appointment.
      • During the feedback session, we will review our findings and impressions of your child’s evaluation. We will discuss recommendations and provide resources. These sessions usually last 1 to 2 hours.
      • After the feedback, a thorough report will be provided, detailing the reason for the testing, the child’s history, the tests used, their results, diagnostic impressions and recommendations for intervention.
    • What should I tell my child about testing?

      It is important to reassure your younger children that testing does not involve shots or any painful procedures. Explain to your child that everyone learns differently and that we are going to figure out how he/she learns best.

      You can describe Neuropsychological testing as playing games involving listening, talking and remembering.

      Parents are not typically allowed to be present during testing. If needed, you can let your child know that you will be close by while he/she works with the doctor. Reassure your younger child that he/she can have breaks when needed and to use the restroom and eat lunch.