NEUROPSYCHOLOGICAL EVALUATIONS
A pediatric neuropsychological evaluation provides information regarding cognitive development, learning, and behavioral functioning that can aide in identifying  diagnoses, explaining and predicting behavior, and helping a child achieve their potential.  The neuropsychological evaluation may help to provide:
*A description of the child's cognitive strengths and weaknesses
*Suggestions of what parents can do to help the child achieve
*Recommended interventions for school and other programming
*Knowledge of what to expect from the child at this time or in the future
*Suggestions for improving behavior

During an evaluation, the pediatric neuropsychologist may assess:
*Memory:  how a child learns information and retrieves it
*Processing skills:  how a child interprets what they hear, see and touch
*Language:  how the child understands what others' say and how they put                 words together to share information, thoughts, and feelings
*Visual perceptual skills:  how a child interprets what they see visually
*Fine and gross motor skills: how a child moves around their world and how             they coordinate their hand movements
*Attention:  how a child selects or maintains their attention
*Organizational/Executive Skills:  how a child plans a task, initiates work
  and problem solves

Neuropsychological Evaluations are typically conducted over three sessions:  a diagnostic interview (approx. 60 minutes) to discuss concerns and to determine a plan for testing; the testing day (approx. 3-5 hours); and the feedback session in which results and recommendations are presented and discussed (60 minutes).