Pediatric Neuropsychology and Therapy Services LLC
Neuropsychological Testing: How Can it Help Your Child?
Is your child having a hard time completing school work?
Are they becoming resistant to working or having difficulty with basic skills such as reading, writing, or math?
Or do they find it overwhelming to complete work independently?
A neuropsychological evaluation can help provide invaluable information about your child's learning skills in order to identify their strengths and weaknesses and what they may need in order to achieve to their potential.
There are many reasons why your child may be struggling academically or behaviorally, and a neuropsychological evaluation helps to identify and diagnose the source of these problems. Testing can identify specific areas of strength and weakness, and provide recommendations for supports that can help to remediate, accommodate, or compensate for your child's difficulties to help them to be successful. Moreover, it is very important for your child to learn about why they have been struggling, as many children with learning difficulties act out or begin to think that they are "no good" or "not smart," and this can lead them to have limited hope for their future. By identifying challenges that children face as early as possible, a plan can be put in place to help your child make progress academically, socially, and emotionally in overcoming or compensating for their difficulties.
More specifically, a neuropsychological evaluation goes beyond a standard school assessment by providing a more in-depth, comprehensive view of your child's skills. This includes cognitive, achievement, language, learning/memory, visual/perceptual, motor, attention, executive functioning, and social/emotional skills.
Dr. O'Sullivan assesses individuals from preschool through college to provide this crucial step of helping students obtain the services they need while providing valuable information about their learning patterns and how they can overcome or compensate for challenges.
These evaluations may be used to help obtain services through 504 Accommodation Plans, Individualized Education Plans (IEPs), SAT/ACT accommodations, and accommodations for standardized tests. A useful resource for learning about the special education process is the Wrights Law website, which can be accessed by clicking here.
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