• 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 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.