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What Is Neuropsychology?

Neuropsychology is a specialty profession that focuses on understanding brain functioning.

Neuropsychological evaluations provide a comprehensive picture of an individual’s current level of functioning with the goal of better understanding needs and strengths in relation to relevant neurological and medical conditions.

 

Conditions Neuropsychology Treats

Some of the conditions that most often can benefit from a neuropsychological evaluation include:

 

Neuropsychology Tests and Treatments

Although each child follows a unique care path, an initial evaluation can provide a baseline of functioning, which can be used to help identify individual needs and allow for tracking as a child develops or following various treatments.

Evaluations might include neuropsychological testing and gathering information from family members, caregivers, other health care providers and teachers. The neuropsychological evaluation is done by a neuropsychologist. Psychometrists support and work under the supervision of our neuropsychologists.

Results of the evaluation are communicated in a written report and a personalized feedback session. After an evaluation, treatment can include home, school and community interventions, additional neuropsychological assessments or care from a specialist. 

Integrated Care

The neuropsychology team at Gillette Children’s includes experts who’ve chosen to specialize in the unique needs of children and teens who have complex medical conditions and injuries. All of our experts have advanced training in brain-behavior relationships, and are committed to using the latest evaluation techniques and treatments.

When you work with Gillette neuropsychologists, the team collaborates with other specialists to provide the comprehensive care your child needs. You might also work with experts in:

In addition, neuropsychologists evaluate patients whose needs continue into adulthood.

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