When should a child be referred to a neuropsychologist?
- There is not one answer for this, but the following are several scenarios when a referral may be considered:
- A child has a known or suspected neurological condition that may be interfering with their academic or emotional functioning at school.
- A child has already received school-based psychological services, but is not improving as expected.
- A child’s difficulties do not seem to fit a clear-cut diagnostic category and/or treatment intervention.
- You are always welcome to call (860) 661-2089 to discuss your concerns and whether a referral may be useful.
What does a neuropsychological evaluation include?
- Diagnostic Evaluation
- Interview of teachers, family members, and child
- Cognitive Assessments including:
- Attention and Impulse Control
- Problem Solving and Thinking Flexibility
- Verbal and Visual Memory
- Language Expression & Comprehension
- Fine Motor Dexterity
- Sensory Integration/Processing
- Visual and Verbal Reasoning
- Visual Construction
- Intellectual Functioning Assessment
- Academic Achievement Testing
What type of information can we expect from these evaluations?
- Diagnostic Information
- Information about different areas of functioning
- Summary of Strengths and Limitations
- Practical Treatment Recommendations
- For School and Home
- Behavioral Intervention Suggestions
- Suggestions for further services
- Other information you or the family specifically request
- Dr. Brown is also available to participate in IEP and PPT meetings.
How much will this cost?
- There is a discounted rate for educational institutions.
- Package rates are available that can be agreed upon before the assessment to avoid unforeseen costs.