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Clinical Services

Neuropsychological evaluation provides a thorough assessment of cognitive functioning. This helps in understanding the reasons behind school struggles in the context of various concerns including learning problems, attention problems, concussion, or neurologic disorders.

Dyslexia/Dysgraphia

Dyslexia is a brain-processing difference that limits the efficiency and accuracy of reading. Dysgraphia is a difference that affects aspects of writing, such as spelling, legibility, letter/word spacing, grammar, and composition. Neuropsychological evaluation can help clarify the diagnosis of dyslexia or dysgraphia and give a deeper understanding of the root cause of struggles as well as information about an individual’s unique strengths.

Dyscalculia

Dyscalculia is a learning difference that affects an individual’s ability to understand math, learn basic math facts, and perform math procedures. A neuropsychological evaluation can help to understand root causes of the struggles, provide a diagnosis if appropriate,and set up supports and accommodations.

ADHD

ADHD, a learning difference that impacts attention, can affect children and adults in different ways. You might see that your child is smart and talented, but still can’t seem to focus on schoolwork. Or, as an adult, you might find it difficult to stay on top of your bills or show up on time for appointments.

Gifted/Twice Exceptional

A gifted child might have enhanced academic skills far beyond their grade level. Or, they might be extremely bright yet unable to complete their homework. Minnesota Neuropsychology offers comprehensive evaluations to assess for intellectual aptitude and learning differences in the context of possible twice exceptionality.

The Importance of a Clinical Assessment

Children and adolescents usually don't know how to tell us that they are struggling in school. Parents see the challenges, but sometimes don't know why. Neuropsychological evaluation provides a careful look at possible reasons a child might be having a hard time in school, and provides recommendations for ways to treat or work around them.