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You see your child struggling in school. You’re not exactly sure why, and you don’t know how to help. Maybe your child works really hard but isn’t making progress. Or maybe your child gives up or seems unmotivated. We believe that children want to succeed and do their best. They don’t always know how to tell us why or how they’re struggling. Neuropsychological evaluation provides information about the why and the how, and helps to make a plan to find your child’s best path to learning.

How Neuropsychology Can Help

A neuropsychological evaluation looks carefully at potential reasons for learning struggles, and integrates information from several different sources in order to gain insight into your child’s learning. Dyslexia, dyscalculia, and dysgraphia are a few of the learning disorders we can assess for. Contact us to get the process started, so we can help understand why school is hard, and work together to find ways to make learning fun.

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The Evaluation Process

Phone consultation, to clarify your question and make a plan together for the evaluation.

Review of available records and behavioral questionnaires.

Comprehensive set of neuropsychological tests to provide objective data on cognitive functioning.

Thorough analysis of test results pattern in light of background information and stated concerns.

Feedback session during which we revisit the questions/concerns that prompted the evaluation and look at them through the lens of data. We formulate a plan for helping the child or adolescent get to his/her best learning path.

Concise written report summarizing findings and recommendations, which can be shared with the school and medical providers.

Let's Learn About Learning

Learning struggles are common and often go unrecognized. Children often internalize, or take responsibility for, their learning struggles, sometimes to an extent that parents or teachers may be unaware that they are having a hard time. This can lead to problems with self-confidence, motivation, mood, anxiety, or social functioning. With a careful analysis of current concerns, relevant history, and objective assessment data we can come to an informed understanding of why a child may be struggling in school. Often, relatively simple adjustments to educational planning can help the child find some traction by increasing daily successes and minimizing likelihood of failures. With these changes a child may experience increased sense of ability and self-worth, and as a consequence, increased intrinsic motivation for learning.

Contact Us

To inquire about an evaluation, refer a patient, or set up an appointment, contact us by email or phone.