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About Neuropsychology

At FNS, we provide a specialized neuropsychological evaluation to help you understand your child. Each evaluation is conducted by a board-certified pediatric neuropsychologist. 

A comprehensive neuropsychological evaluation assesses multiple domains of brain function, including:

  • Intellectual
  • Academic
  • Motor
  • Language
  • Social
  • Emotional
  • Behavioral
  • Adaptive Functioning

By isolating and understanding complex behaviors, we can discover and target each child’s needs.

When to See a Neuropsychologist

Neuropsychological evaluation provides vital information about the root of a child’s difficulties to target familial, academic, therapeutic, and vocational support and to provide diagnostic clarity and guide evidence-based treatment planning. 

Common Reasons for Evaluation:

  • ADHD
  • Autism Spectrum Disorder
  • Learning Disabilities
  • Communication Disorders
  • Trauma/Attachment Issues
  • Mood & Behavioral Problems
  • Personality Disorders
  • Genetic Disorders
  • Concussion/Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Stroke
  • Epilepsy
  • Drug Exposure
  • Pediatric Cancer
  • Autoimmune Disorders (e.g., PANS/PANDAS)

Benefits of Neuropsychology

Neuropsychological evaluations guide treatment planning by:

  • Informing patients & their families of each patient’s individual strengths & weaknesses
  • Formulating therapy referrals and individual goal development
  • Guiding medication decisions for families and treating clinicians
  • Assessing response to therapy and intervention
  • Assessing impact of insult or injury to the brain due to birth complications,
    concussion, epilepsy, surgery, cancer, etc
  • Guiding public and private school support planning (e.g., IEP, 504 plan)
  • Guiding therapeutic/residential placement planning
  • Providing documentation to access insurance coverage, disability services, and
    state/disability scholarships