Pediatric Neuropsychological Services of Alaska, PC
A neuropsychological assessment is appropriate for children or adolescents who struggle academically or who find little enjoyment in the learning process, as well as those who have difficulty paying attention, behaving appropriately, or interacting socially.
A neuropsychological assessment can be used to inform treatment and educational programming decisions, establish a neurocognitive baseline, monitor skill development, or identify specialized interventions for children with complex congenital and/or medical histories.
The assessment process involves interviewing and testing the child, as well as interviewing parents, teachers and others at times.
Typically, testing is conducted over an entire day. In most cases, our comprehensive neuropsychological evaluation includes an assessment of:
Executive Control Functions Attention Language Learning and Memory Visual Spatial Skills Motor Functions Emotional and Behavioral Functioning Social Communication Skills Intelligence Academic Achievement
After a child's tests have been carefully scored and interpreted, parents are invited for a follow-up meeting to discuss the results and recommended interventions. Parents will receive a written report of their child's evaluation including testing results and recommendations.
Children and adolescents have come to Pediatric Neuropsychological Services of Alaska, PC with a variety of diagnoses, including:
ADHD Prematurity histories of neglect and/or abuse Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders Epilepsy/seizure disorder Pervasive Developmental Disorders-Autism/Asperger's Congenital Neurodevelopmental Disorders Acquired Cognitive Deficit secondary to other medical conditions Brain Tumor Stroke Anoxia Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia Neurofibromatosis Traumatic Brain Injury/Blow to the head Language-Based Learning Disorder Nonverbal Learning Disorder Learning Disabilities