Child Neuropsychology
Assessment

*Available at the Glasgow clinic only*

Child Neuropsychology
Assessment

*Available at the Glasgow clinic only*

What can a Child Neuropsychology Assessment help with?

A Child Neuropsychology assessment is carried out by either an Educational or Clinical Psychologist who has additional training in neuropsychology. In comparison to a standard educational or clinical psychology assessment, a  neuropsychological assessment examines a wider variety of brain processes. Emphasis is place on informing educational academic, social-emotional, and behavioural interventions.

It can be particularly useful for when:

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A child has a known (or suspected) neurological insult or injury e.g. following chemotherapy or head injury.

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A child has suspected processing deficits from an Educational or Clinical Psychology evaluation and a more in-depth assessment information is needed for intervention planning.

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There is a need to clarify an unclear diagnosis e.g. to differentiate between ADHD and ASD or to identify a subtype of reading, writing or maths difficulty.

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A child has a dramatic drop in educational achievement that cannot be explained by psychological or environmental factors, or when a child is not responding to existing intervention strategies.

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A family requires a detailed and tailored ‘road map’ that helps to understand how to best support learning, emotional, psychological, and behavioural needs both inside and outside of school.

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.

What Can I Expect Following An Assessment?

Following the assessment, families will receive an in-depth written report which details analysis and interpretation of the test results through a neuropsychological lens. The report will identify the child’s neuropsychological strengths and weaknesses, the presence of developmental disorders, learning disorders and subtypes of learning disorders (where applicable). The report will also identify how multiple patterns of symptoms may intersect and impact academic, social-emotional and behavioural functioning. Tailored recommendations will be made.

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