Pediatric Neurology

Pediatric Neuropsychology

Phone Number

(608) 263-5430

 

Related Information

Neuropsychological Testing

Pediatric neuropsychology at UW Health's Neuropsychology Clinic is a subspecialty within the field of clinical neuropsychology. Standardized assessments are used to evaluate and help manage children with brain disorders.

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

Results

  • Offer specific recommendations for interventions
  • Identify neurological or psychological problems
  • Help match expectations with the child's strengths and weaknesses