Neuropsychological Exams for
By the time a
child is examined by a neuropsychologist, he or she has had
learning, attention, impulsivity, disorganization, and/or behavior
symptoms about which parents and teachers are concerned. The
problems may be long-standing or the result of a recent injury or
illness. Although not understanding the problems, the child is
usually aware of being different, struggling, feeling frustrated,
and frightened about being tested. Parents worry what the
findings will be. For all of these reasons, Dr. Stutman and
the other psychologists at NeuroSense put the child and family at
for a neuropsychological exam is important. The child should
be told this exam is different than classroom tests, which give
grades. These tests are intended to show problems so parents and
teachers know what help to get for the child. The exam is
designed to be game-like and fun, with a supportive examiner.
Children should be reassured that the exam consists of talking,
drawing, puzzles, and coordination activities, without needles or
other invasive procedures. If the child uses glasses, a
hearing aid, or other assistive device, please be sure to bring it.
For additional information for parents, click here.