Understanding Child Neuropsychology Assessments
What is a Neuropsych Assessment?
A Neuropsych Assessment evaluates multiple areas of brain functioning with the goal of understanding and ultimately maxmimizing a child's cognitive and emotional development. Healthy development is the product of cognition, personality, mood, and physical or environmental factors that interact to produce a child's behaviors. Dr. Kavanagh uses a client-centered, strengths-based approach to assessment, where the testing process and a child's history are essential to accurately interpreting data and producing helpful recommendations.
How long is a Neuropsych Assessment?
The complete assessment process takes approximately 6-8 hours including testing, intake, scoring, report writing, and a feedback session.
Is a Neuropsych Assessment right for my child?
Neuropsychological and Neurodevelopmental Evaluations are a great way to get an accurate diagnosis and comprehensive treatment plans, as well as answer questions like:
What are my child’s functional strengths and weaknesses?
How can we build on my child’s strengths to develop new skills?
Are there signs that my child may have a developmental disorder or a specific syndrome?
Based on where my child is today, what future levels of development should I expect?
What effect will my child’s strengths or weaknesses have on his/her academic performance and social or emotional adjustment?
How will my child respond to interventions and treatments?
How can we educate my child’s school, home and other environments about his or her strengths and weaknesses to create successful intervention strategies?