What does a Child Neuropsychology Assessment involve?
The assessment involves the child undertaking pen and paper assessments that measure various brain processes such as: sensorimotor functions, attentional processes, visual-spatial processes, language functions, learning and memory, executive functions, speed and efficiency of cognitive processing, academic achievement, and social-emotional functioning.
The basic assumptions of the assessment are:
- All children want to do well in school and get along with their peers.
- Every brain can learn, though differently.
- Each brain is unique in its capacity, efficiency, adaptability, flexibility, experiences, and its interaction with the environment.
The assessment will aim to identify the child’s unique pattern of strengths and weaknesses, and the presence of any diagnosable conditions, which will be invaluable for planning and supporting the child’s development and success in the school environment.