The neuropsychologist’s assessment at New Children's Hospital provides information about the child’s strengths and difficulties for planning support measures in the home, daycare and school.
A neuropsychologist assesses a child’s developmental level and any special difficulties they may have. The assessment tools used include neuropsychological tests, interviews, questionnaires, and observing the child's skills. Methods are chosen according to the child’s individual needs.
The neuropsychologist can assess the child’s
- Verbal and visual reasoning skills
- Attention and executive function
- Ability to interact with others and control their emotions and behavior
- Basic verbal skills (e.g. understanding speech and naming things)
- Basic visual skills (e.g. perceiving spatial relations and directions)
- Memory and learning
- Fine motor skills and hand-eye coordination
- Social perception skills (e.g. putting yourself in another person’s position, and recognizing emotions)
- Reading, writing, and mathematical skills
Treatment is offered based on a physician’s referral.