Child neuropsychology is a professional specialty that focuses on learning and behavior in relation to a child's developing brain. Formal neuropsychological testing is used to evaluate brain functioning to identify and explain abilities and disabilities that might affect a child's learning.
A neuropsychological evaluation assesses intellectual functioning and academic achievement as well as specific abilities, including language, visuospatial skills, learning and memory, attention, problem solving, motor functioning, and social/emotional functioning.
The neuropsychologist conducts an assessment, interprets test findings, and provides appropriate recommendations. Many child neuropsychologists work closely with caregivers, schools, and physicians to help in providing appropriate educational programs and intervention.
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