A neuropsychologist is a liscenced psychologist with expertise in how behavior and skills are related to brain structures and systems. This is done by conducting cognitive assessments that can describe an individual's strengths and weaknesses in memory and thinking abilities. The neuropsychologist then uses this knowledge to evaluate and treat individuals who are struggling cognitively, emotionally and/or behaviorally.
Why get a neuropsychological assessment?
Someone may seek out or be referred for a neuropsychological assessment because they are having difficulties learning, paying attention, concentrating, thinking, remembering, with speech, or with other behaviors that are affecting their everyday life. These assessments can be used to establish a diagnosis and determine a child's learning profile and individual needs.
How can an assessment help my child?
An assessment by a neuropsychologist is a detailed, in-depth assessment that provides detailed information about a person's cognitive strengths & weaknesses. It helps to get to the root of the problem and can identify the causes of the difficulties that a child is experiencing. It can provide an understanding of why an individual behaves and reacts in various ways, as well as resources and strategies to improve the individual's situation. Additionally, it can act as the starting point of an intervention for the child, as well as provide a guide to teachers and other professionals working with him/her. Lastly, it can also act work to help the child improve their self-esteem and self-confidence.
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