Pediatrics

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.