Psychiatry and Psychology: Neuropsychology

Neuropsychology is a specialty of Psychology that focuses on brain-behavior relationships.  Pediatric Neuropsychologists use standardized assessment tools, as well as clinical observations, to better understand a child's cognitive, behavioral, and emotional functioning.  A neuropsychological evaluation reveals a child's strengths and weaknesses in the context of the child's developmental, medical, and psychosocial histories to inform treatment planning.  Strategies for remediation, accommodation, learning, emotional coping, and educational planning are among recommendations that may be provided based on the results of an evaluation.  Populations commonly evaluated by the Neuropsychology Service include:  

Traumatic brain injury
Pediatric cancer (i.e., ALL, brain tumor)
Demyelinating diseases (i.e., multiple sclerosis, ADEM)
Genetic disorders

To schedule an appointment, please contact the Intake Coordinator at 214-456-5937.