A neuropsychological evaluation is an assessment of an individual’s functioning across many domains, including cognitive ability, memory, attention and executive control, social-emotional functioning and academic achievement. Through the use of neuropsychological and psychological instruments, the comprehensive assessment will provide an understanding of your child’s abilities, academic achievement skills, learning style, and strengths and weaknesses. Using these results, detailed recommendations will be developed to help your child succeed across contexts.
A neuropsychological evaluation can provide helpful information in a variety of situations, such as:
If your child is struggling academically and not performing up to his/her potential
If you feel that your child’s individual needs (e.g., social, emotional, organizational) are not being met at school
If there has been a change in your child’s physical health that has affected their functioning (e.g., injury or illness)
If you are questioning a learning disability, attention or executive functioning issues, autism spectrum disorder, memory or language-based difficulty, or emotional/psychiatric issues (e.g., anxiety, depression).
If you have concerns about an upcoming transition to middle school, high school or college and would like recommendations for how to prepare and best support your child. Dr. Strandberg also works with families facing transitional issues for young adults with disabilities such as autism or an intellectual disability.
Our comprehensive neuropsychological evaluation includes:
- An initial intake session which will include a detailed developmental history and discussion of parental concerns to help in devising the most appropriate evaluation for your child
- Observation of your child’s behavior, language, attention/executive functions, problem-solving, and social-emotional skills
- Formal evaluation of your child’s functioning across domains (as noted above) using standardized assessments
- A parent feedback session to review results and recommendations to guide educational and treatment planning
- A written report with pertinent history, discussion of findings, diagnostic impressions, and detailed recommendations
Diagnostic Categories Commonly Evaluated:
- Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
- Language Based Learning Disorder & Dyslexia
- Nonverbal Learning Disability (NLD)
- Autism Spectrum Disorder
- Expressive/Receptive Language Disorders
- Social Pragmatic Communication Disorder
- Psychiatric Disorders
- Developmental Delay & Intellectual Disabilities
- Behavioral & Mood Disorder
At the conclusion of the evaluation, you should have a better understanding of how your child thinks and learns, including their strengths and areas of weakness, and how you can most effectively support your child. Dr. Strandberg welcomes the opportunity to collaborate with other professionals involved in your child’s ongoing care.