Pediatric neuropsychologists focus on why a child is having problems at home or at school. This is done by examining the thinking skills, including memory, attention and problem solving, required to perform well in and outside of school.
Evaluation involves working with an examiner answering questions and solving different types of problems.
Pediatric Neuropsychology Conditions
Disorders may include:
- Brain injury from head trauma, stroke, lack of oxygen or an infection
- Neurological disorders including spina bifida, hydrocephalus, cerebral palsy, epilepsy, neurofibromatosis or brain tumor
- Other medical problems including prematurity, diabetes, chronic heart and breathing problems, certain genetic conditions, or treatment from childhood cancer
What We Can Do
Pediatric neuropsychologists help parents, doctors, and teachers understand:
- How problems with the brain may relate to problems seen at school, home or with peers
- How a child learns best
- Offer specific recommendations for interventions
- Identify neurological or psychological problems
- Help match expectations with the child's strengths and weaknesses